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Suggestions for Flower Show

  • Subject: [cg] Suggestions for Flower Show
  • From: "Fred Conrad" fred.conrad@acfb.org
  • Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 08:11:29 -0400
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  • Thread-topic: Suggestions for Flower Show


every once in a few years i do a community garden exhibit at the Southeastern Flower Show.  it's a ton of work, you have to design and build a 400 square foot garden in the middle of February and the show has lots of rules about seasonal appropriateness and borders to contain mulch and so on and so forth.  mostly it's a great opportunity to educate the public about community gardening, since 40,000 gardeners visit the show each year.  also, they provide a subsidy that makes it affordable.

i'm writing because i've done the show five times over the years and i'm looking for suggestions about creating an exhibit that looks fresh and new and different than the ones i've done in the past.  with only so much space to work with, it's kind of hard to replicate a particular garden or fit in all the amenities OR to make it look different after you've done it five times!

if anyone has built or seen a good CG display garden anywhere... i'm not above copying success.  if you've seen gardens at other Flower Shows that you liked, if you've got ideas about how to miniaturize (is that a word?) a community garden... talk to me!

Fred Conrad
Community Garden Coordinator
Atlanta Community Food Bank
732 Joseph E Lowery Blvd, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
ph: 678.553.5932 fx: 678.553.5933
fred.conrad@acfb.org    <http://www.acfb.org> 
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