Audrey is looking for a gardening instructor in the Mahwah, NJ, area.
Audrey, here are some thoughts on existing community gardening
programs or training initiatives that might give you leads to
In NYC, there's Green Thumb--I don't know whether Jane Weissman is
still there, but try (212) 788-8059. At some time in the mid 90s,
Green Thumb had about 750 gardens in NYC.
Bronx Green-Up used to hold gardening classes for urban gardeners and
could be a good source: (718) 817-8026. They're located at the NY
Botanical Garden, in the Bronx.
Brooklyn Green Bridge, at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, also used to
do this type of work: (718) 623-7250.
I realize you're closer to NYC (up near Suffern/Ramapo); but have you
checked in with anyone in Philadelphia?
You could start with: Philadelphia Green, The Neighborhood Gardens
Last I checked, my old home city had over 500 community gardens. In
the late 80s, as I left Philly, something like 1000 vacant lots had
been converted to food producing greenspace.
Entrepreneurial urban ag will also be the topic of a conference in
Philly on March 6th; Philadelphia Green is sponsoring that, along
with other organizations, including the Toronto Food Policy Council,
the Farmers Market Trust, American Community Gardening Assn., and
more. Contact Sally McCabe at Philadelphia Green (phone above, or
Home office: 415-504-6474 (504-MISH)
Home office fax: Same as above, phone first for enabling
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