An international conference called "People, Land and
Sustainability: New Directions in Community Gardening" will be held at the
University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom this September 13-16, 2000.
There will be many community gardening experts from the U.S. on the program and
it would be wonderful to have a significant contingent of U.S. gardeners in the
audience as well.
This conference focuses on the social dimensions of community
gardening and puts it all in a global context. John Ferris, the conference
convener, has assembled an incredible list of presenters. These include
many names that will be familiar to members of the ACGA and many others with
significant reputations around the world: Catherine Sneed from the Garden
Project in San Francisco, Robin Moore, a Landscape Architect from the University
of North Carolina, David Hawkins from the Edible Schoolyard project in
Berkeley, Gerard Lordahl from the Council for the Environment in New York,
Wolfgang Schuster from Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus, Germany,
Steve Garrett from the Tahoma Food System, Krzysztof Gasildo, Architecture
Faculty from the Politechnika Slaska Silesian Technical University in Poland,
Karen Payne from the ACGA, David Crouch, author of the definitive text on
allotment gardening in England, Jaroslav Machacek from the Czech Republic, Ren
Azuma from Mie University in Japan, Holger Schmidt from the Bauhaus Dessau
Foundation in Germany and many others.
I am trying to publicize this event around the U.S. If you
know of other listserves which might publish this information, please bounce
this message to them, or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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