Open letter to the Collingwood Children’s Committee of Management regarding governance issues associated with the development of the Master Landscape Plan for the Farm by landscape architects Phillip Johnson Landscapes, from the Farm Plots Subcommittee.
The letter provides a formal response to the presentation of the plans to Community Gardens Plot Holders at the Children’s Farm on 5th May 2016. The letter puts forward a detailed account of what the ‘plotters’ believe to be a flawed governance process surrounding the development of the landscape plan in the absence of stakeholder consultation. The letter requests that the Farm’s Committee of Management abandon the current plan and recommence the process with a new tender to develop a plan with stakeholder input from the outset.
See also: Community gardens at Farm could be cut to size of a ‘grave plot’ published in the Leader newspaper, 12 June 2016.