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Neighborhood Gardens Association / A Philadelphia Land Trust


Earlier on my journey, I had a chance to meet with Downeast Lakes Land Trust, which is protecting very large properties.  But while I was in Philadelphia I had a chance to meet with Neighborhood Gardens Association / A Philadelphia Land Trust, which works to protect small plots of land (many of which are smaller than an acre) in the heart of the city.

Terry Mushovic, the Executive Director of Neighborhood Gardens,  talks about the complexities of acquiring land in the city, such as navigating the various government agencies for land transfer.  She discusses how the organization was founded and how they reach out to the community (including a Facebook page).  She also talks about the desire to grow the outreach and involvement of urban land trusts within the greater land trust community, and the value of urban land trusts which can not be measured in acres.

Stay tuned at the conclusion of the interview for contest details.

Listen in and then check out their website for more information.


Running Time 15:48

Notes: Intro and outgo music is from Tempest (de havilland vampire) by The Brothers Femme.

August 6, 2009   No Comments

Listen In and You Could Win

Are you going to Rally?  If so, you could attend a seminar or field trip for free.  Rally is an incredible time, which allows individuals from across the country to meet with, learn from, and get inspired by their peers.

In a future podcast I will provide a trivia question.  From those who send me an email with the answer, a winner will be chosen at random to receive a free field trip or seminar at Rally this year.

Fine print: You must attend Rally 2009 to claim the prize.  You must register and pay for the seminar or field trip in advance, a check for the cost of the event you select will be cut after Rally.  You must agree to do an interview for a Unity to Wisdom podcast either at Rally, or at a mutually agreed upon time.  Staff of the Land Trust Alliance is not allowed to participate – sorry.

July 5, 2009   1 Comment