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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Cindy's letter to council members about community gardening

Dear Council Member,
The recent upsetting bulldozing of Carver Park has brought the realization to advocates of Community gardening that our government does not understand what is needed structurally to provide  function and security in a community garden. The past several years, Metro Nashville has been working on making plans to have a green Nashville and a livable and secure Nashville. Over the past few years, the demand and supply for locally grown foods has been increasing. Community gardens, along with good communication and agreement with residents in the garden's local, improve quality of life.

Please work with advocates of community gardens to form city regulations about community gardens and the structures and processes, such as green houses, tool sheds and composting of leaves, so that those who invest their time and energy in growing food can do so in the security that the Metro government is supportive of community gardening.

Also, please work with the areas you represent to locate vacant lots away from areas of high automobile traffic for community gardens. The food produced will be healthier the less exposure the garden ground has to pollution from car exhaust and dust formed from tire tread  being worn by travel.

Thankyou for reading this.
Cindy MoonRose

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