|When:||Saturday, April 2|
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
New this year! Two exciting pre-conference sessions on Friday, April 1, 2011 (see below)
|Where:||Sabathani Community Center|
310 E. 38th Street
|Cost:||$5-10 suggested donation -- Free parking|
Community Garden Spring Resource Fair
The annual hoe-down is back! An excellent chance to meet other gardeners from around the metro area, glean what resources and opportunities are available to community gardens, and cultivate some new horticultural and organizational skills. Frogtown Gardens of St. Paul kicks off the day with a keynote presentation at 9am. Doors open at 8:30am.
Please Pre-Register HERE!
(Pre-registration recommended but not required.)
|Agenda (Complete descriptions here)|
|9:00 – 10:30 a.m.||Keynote address by Frogtown Gardens|
|10:40 – 11:50 a.m.||Morning Workshops|
Eliminate erosion and increase productivity; Tell your garden's story! Working with the media; Communal gardening panel; Community fruit orchards; What's the hoopla about hoop houses: Season extension
|Noon – 1:00 p.m.||Networking, Lunch available from Marla's Caribbean Cuisine, and Exhibitors|
|1:00 – 2:10 p.m.||Early-Afternoon Workshops|
Environmental justice and soil mitigation; Share your produce panel; Understanding the 2012 Farm Bill; Superabundant small gardens; Sticks and stones garden art
|2:20 – 3:30 p.m.||Mid-Afternoon Workshops|
Community-based problem solving; Joining the local food economy; Employer-sponsored community gardens panel; In-ground mushroom cultivation; How to eat more veggies everyday
We will be collecting healthy, non-perishable items for the Sabathani Center foodshelf at the Resource Fair. Please bring any food donations with you! Thank you!
New this year! Two exciting pre-conference sessions on Friday, April 1, 2011
Building a Local Food System One Enterprise at a Time
1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center
2001 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
There is no cost to attend this pre-conference. Pre-register here.
Building Successful Youth Gardens
11:00 am-3:00 pm
2924 4th Ave. South (Colin Powell Building), Minneapolis, MN 55408
Cost: $45, includes materials and lunch. Please pre-register.
Interested in VOLUNTEERING??Call Nadja at 612-821-2358 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year this event has been successful because of all the people who help to make it happen! Thanks in advance!