Posts tagged ‘community garden’

Photos from Beach Flats Garden

A couple weeks ago my friend asked me to take some photos of the Beach Flats Community Garden in Santa Cruz which they can use for their upcoming blog. Some of them turned out pretty good.

strawberry-jardin

From my Santa Cruz Indymedia post:

The weather is warming and this years summer crops at the Beach Flats Community Garden are coming up. It’s been over a year since the Garden was first threatened with closure by the overburdened and resource-strapped Community Center which oversees it. Since, members of the community have banded together not only that once, but again last December, to make sure the garden stays open, the second time in the face of city budget cuts. Despite the threats, gardeners continue to plant, tend and harvest.

June 5, 2009 at 2:48 pm Leave a comment

Three Women Document their Bike Adventure of Sustainable Ag Projects

Liz, Kat and Lara, three women from Washington, D.C. biked 2,000 miles last year to tour community agricultural projects from Washington, D.C. to Montreal, Canada. They carried video equipment with them and the footage has turned into a low budget documentary. Here’s a preview:

An article in the Washington Post today reported on their journey and upcoming film release:

In the course of their three-month odyssey, the women found a community garden in the gutted ghettos of Baltimore, were run off the road by a truck in New Jersey, abandoned efforts to cycle across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York and got hopelessly lost in New England towns. They slept in the gardens of strangers, discovered new ethnic food and recipes and cemented their desire to change the world by growing vegetables.

Yay for bike adventure! Yay for community garden projects!

July 24, 2008 at 3:18 pm 3 comments

Beach Flats Garden Threatened, Community Organizes

“Please! Respect the work of other People!”Local, healthy food is essential to the sustainability of our towns and cities. As oil prices rise, accessible food, that doesn’t have to be trucked in from the countryside, and is controlled by the local community interested in providing for itself, not a corporation seeking only profits. Recently, the Beach Flats Community Garden in Santa Cruz received a notice that all gardeners turn in their keys to the space by the end of March.
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March 29, 2008 at 10:53 pm 2 comments


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