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Bob Randall

Region: Coastal Plain

Topics: Community Gardens, Organic Foods, Xeriscape, Farming, Agriculture

Dr. Randall is a cultural ecologist by training, but has found his calling since 1988 in building a network of community gardens in the Houston-Galveston area, first under the auspices of the Interfaith Hunger Coalition and the Houston Metropolitan Ministries (now known as Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston), and, since 1994, through the non-profit group, Urban Harvest. In the current network, there are more than 90 gardens, in a variety of neighborhoods, with a diversity of purposes, from food gardens for sale to high-end restaurants or donation to soup kitchens, outdoor classroom gardens for schools, or fellowship gardens for senior citizen groups. In all their forms, these gardens have helped develop organic techniques, grow pure food, connect communities, and create green oases in the city.


October 4, 1999
Houston, Texas
Reel 2035

Please see a short  Real Media video excerpt from our interview with Mr. Randall.

Please see the video (reel 2035) or the  transcript of Mr. Randall's interview.





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