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Make your pandemic garden bloom: Free resources, online supply stores and more

Make your pandemic garden bloom: Free resources, online supply stores and more

"Another option for novice growers is the Cooperative Gardens Commission, a national group with a hub in Philadelphia. The group aims to connect those with food-growing resources to those without them. People are currently offering land, seeds and guidance on how to plant  though Craigslist posts using the hashtag #coopgardens."

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Nate Kleinman joins Frank Acomb on “Frankly Speaking”

Nate Kleinman joins Frank Acomb on “Frankly Speaking”

https://soundcloud.com/frank-acomb/nate-kleinman-on-frankly-speaking Nate Kleinman joins Frank Acomb on “Frankly Speaking” to discuss Cooperative Gardens Commission, a grassroots movement (formerly known as “Corona Victory Gardens”) to share resources and get millions of people to grow food for themselves and their communities in the midst of the COVID-19...

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Support CoopGardens – Get Involved – Get Growing!

Hello everyone! We hope you are all staying safe and healthy in these trying times. Today is being celebrated by organizations across the country as #GivingTuesdayNow — an effort to encourage those who can afford to spare some funds to support worthy organizations. We thought we would take this opportunity to ask for your support and to give some quick...

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Setting up a seed distribution hub in Philly

Setting up a seed distribution hub in Philly

We had a great first day of seed-sorting and packing at the new Cooperative Gardens Commission seed distribution hub in West Philly (at the shuttered but wonderful new Making Worlds Bookstore). Big thank you to all of the beautiful volunteers who came out for it! We went through quite literally millions of seeds yesterday, getting ready to start sending...

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#CoopGardens Announcement & Action Requests!

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 *** ANNOUNCEMENT *** The Cooperative Gardens Commission (CGC) is pleased to announce our plan to connect thousands of people (or more!) in order to increase community food production during these uncertain times. Because the growing season is already here in much of the country, we've determined that the best way to connect...

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Using #CoopGardens on craigslist to help your community

Using #CoopGardens on craigslist to help your community

Growing food is a skill. It also requires certain resources — including seeds, soil, equipment, labor, land, knowledge, etc — which many people lack. If you have resources to help other people grow food, please go to your local craigslist page right now and make a post following these instructions: Click "create a posting" at the top left of your local...

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Health & Safety Guidelines

Health & Safety Guidelines

The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and the COVID-19 disease it causes are deadly serious. You should only consider sharing gardening resources with your neighbors, or gardening or farming with other people, if you take every precaution recommended by experts to keep yourself safe and to prevent transmission of this virus. Most...

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Tuesday, March 24th update

Good evening everyone, Lots of exciting developments! There's so much forward movement in this collective effort, it's fair to say we're really building a movement here! This email is primarily addressed to those who registered for one of our two organizing calls (378 of you!), but is also going to a few others interested in our efforts or who have...

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Sunday March 22nd update

Dear friends,Thank you all so much for attending our first organizing call on Friday, or at least registering for it. Over 200 of you are receiving this email. It's no exaggeration to say that many of the people I most admire in this world were on that call — and I'm sure many of you whom I don't yet know will soon join them in that category. It's...

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Why not call ourselves Corona Victory Gardens?

Those of you who were on the [March 19th] call heard some voices expressing displeasure with the name “Corona Victory Gardens,” mainly due to its militaristic overtones (while some on Facebook objected to using “Corona”). I left the call convinced we needed to have a much longer discussion on this topic, but after the call a personal email in my inbox from...

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