Rooted in Community 2000; Harvesting the Power of Youth
Make a commitment to spread your roots nationwide while uplifting your
community, encourage the youth organizers of this year's Rooted in
Rooted in Community 2000: Harvesting the Power of Youth will
develop youth leaders concerned about the importance of easily accessible
and healthy foods. Participants will be challenged to expand their
understanding of ecological sustainability and to build an active and
organized national network around food systems and food security.
Sponsored by The Food Project, San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners
(SLUG), the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA), and Literacy
for Environmental Justice, the conference will take place July 28-30,
2000 in the Marin Headlands outside of San Francisco.
Youth and staff from the sponsoring organizations are working together to
design interactive workshops, panel discussions, site visits and
networking opportunities to provide participants of all ages with the
tools to strengthen their community-based programs while building a
national network. The conference coordinators are actively
soliciting workshop ideas and are looking for youth and adult
co-facilitators who have experience presenting engaging workshops on
topics relating to food systems and youth leadership.
Young leaders (ages 15-22) and adults from around the country who are
engaged in urban and rural agriculture, community gardening, food
security and environmental stewardship are encouraged to attend the
conference. If you are interested in receiving registration
materials or would like to present at Rooted in Community 2000:
Harvesting the Power of Youth, please contact The Food Project,
P.O. Box 705, Lincoln, MA 01773, phone:781-259-8621, fax:781-259-9659 or
Urban Horticulture/Master Gardener programs
602-470-8086 Ext. 308
Have a wonderful day!!
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