Cultivating Common Ground community garden project
Scope and Contents
For the Cultivating Common Ground project, middle and high school youth from the Wilmore neighborhood in Charlotte, NC, interviewed the senior citizens who work in their neighborhood's community garden. The teens documented the seniors' life stories and their interest in gardening on video and audio and also through photography.
- 2001 - 2002
Conditions Governing Access
Original audiovisual materials closed to patron use.
The project was funded by a grant from the Community Cultural Connections Program of the Arts & Science Council, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc. and the Grassroots Grant Program of the North Carolina Arts Council. Additional support came from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Enterprise Foundation, the Junior League of Charlotte, Winghaven Gardens and private donors. June Blotnick, currently Executive Director of Clean Air Carolina, was the director of the project.
Existence and Location of Copies
The bulk of the interviews in the collection are available online on the New South Voices site: https://nsv.uncc.edu/nsv/commonground.html
- Cultivating Common Ground Community Garden Oral History Project
- December 2017
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