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Ron Mandella Community Garden

CSUS Special Collections & Archives - Manuscript Collections


Ron Mandella Community Garden records


The records of the Mandella Community Garden are the records of its neighborhood development and later of its legal battle to retain their undeveloped green space in the densely urban setting of downtown Sacramento, California. Interaction within the community and with other community gardens is documented. Numerous tutorials on organic gardening and environmental standards are retained in the records. Included in the collection are membership lists, correspondence and letters, city counsel minutes, CADA agency proposals and minutes, organic gardening publications, photographs and scrapbooks, maps, financial records, legal files relating to the campaign to save the garden, video speeches, newspaper articles, physical artifacts from the garden and various ephemera.


Collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.

Date Span: 1971-2005 (2000-2003)

Extent: 3.98 Linear feet (6 manuscript boxes and 1 flat box)

A flyer for Sustainable Second Saturdays, circa 1970s.

Finding Aids:
Guide to the Ron Mandella Community Garden records [link]
Directory of Special Collections of the California State University Libraries [link]
OneSearch - Sacramento State University Library catalog [link]