Growing Awareness: Southwest Youth Gardening Conference
- Subject: [cg] Growing Awareness: Southwest Youth Gardening Conference
- From: Emma Figueira <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2001 12:54:16 -0700
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
5th ANNUAL SOUTHWEST YOUTH GARDENING CONFERENCE
February 22 - 23, 2002
Metro Tech High School
1900 W. Thomas Road
“Growing gardens with children
is a living testament to how to restore our ancient ties to the natural
rhythms of the earth itself.”
Kiefer & Martin Kemple Digging Deeper, 1998
Whether you are just beginning or
looking to enhance or sustain a youth gardening project, this conference
provides a dynamic combination of learning, resources and
networking. Growing Awareness is designed for:
WHY SHOULD I GO?
- Educators and Administrators
- Youth Development Specialists
- Youth and Community Leaders
- Home-Schoolers and Parents
- Agencies and Organizations that Support Youth Gardening
- Cooperative Extension and Master Gardeners
This year we are harnessing the
incredible energy generated by previous Growing Awareness conferences to
focus our attention on Youth Gardening in the multitude of
environments in which it occurs: schools, youth development programs,
community centers, senior centers, etc. This conference is hosted at a
school practicing gardening as a tool for teaching! This unique
environment offers a one of a kind educational experience. From a line up
of national and regional experts, to the hands-on training and built in
networking activities, this conference will give you the tools and
information to make your youth garden a success.
REGISTRATION and ACCOMMODATION
- Meet leading experts in youth gardening.
- Learn how to assess, design and build sustainable and effective
- Learn valuable techniques for linking gardening to standards based
- Participate in fun hands-on workshops.
- Be inspired by tours to diverse youth gardening programs.
- Take home a wheelbarrow full of resources.
- Certificates of Completion for continuing education credit will be
issued for conference attendance.
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8:00 - 8:45 AM
WELCOME RECEPTION AND GETTING TO KNOW YOU
HANDS IN THE GARDEN WORKSHOPS
Each workshop will present standards based activities as well useful
tips and information for starting, expanding
and enhancing your gardening program.
Workshop A: Put Your Worms to Work: Building Your Soil
Workshop B: Garden Assessment and Design
Workshop C: Greenhouse Green Thumbs and Plant Propagation
Workshop D: Theme Gardens
Workshop E: Garden Challenges and Tips: What to do if…
Workshop F: Plants that Have Been Around: Native Edibles for the
9:50 - 10:35 AM
HANDS IN THE GARDEN WORKSHOPS (repeat)
10:40- 11:25 AM
HANDS IN THE GARDEN WORKSHOPS (repeat)
11:30 AM- 12:30 PM
A variety of vendors and information booths will be available for you
to explore at your leisure. Take home valuable information and materials
to enhance your gardening efforts.
12:30 - 1:30 PM
1:30 - 5:00 PM
GENERAL SESSION: THE YOUTH GARDEN PROGRAM
Presented by Joseph Kiefer This powerful session will give you the
tools you need to develop and sustain a thoughtful and effective youth
gardening program. Renowned youth gardening leader Joseph Kiefer helps us
put the pieces together. Topics covered in this session will include:
planning an integrated standards-based gardening unit, developing a
comprehensive assessment plan-including continuous assessment and
portfolio development, creating a culminating celebration,
school-community partnerships, and student
presentations/displays/exhibits showcasing their work at meeting
8:00 AM to 9:45 AM
These workshops will introduce you to powerful tools for
incorporating gardening and agriculture, environmental and food security
education into your curriculum. Each curriculum offers standards based
activities and lesson-plans to enhance your program.
Workshop A: Project Wet & Focus WILD: Arizona
Workshop B: Food, Land and People & Project Learning Tree
Workshop C: Junior Master Gardener Program
Workshop D: Food System Curriculum
10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
CURRICULUM WORKSHOPS (repeat)
12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM
LUNCH & GROWING AWARENESS AWARDS
Each year Growing Awareness acknowledges and awards the outstanding
accomplishments of youth gardening programs from throughout the
Southwest. See enclosed nomination brochure for more information.
1:30 - 4:30 PM
YOUTH GARDEN PROGRAM TOURS
Conference attendees will be treated to a variety of urban gardening
programs that serve youth through innovative programs and collaborative
efforts. We will visit schools, community centers and neighborhood
organizations and at each stop we will receive in-depth information on
these inspiring programs.
4:30 - 6:00 PM
Local bounty transformed into mouth-watering succulence. Sound good?
Join us for an evening of garden fresh food and live entertainment at
Metro Tech High School.
6:00 - 8:00 PM
ART IN THE GARDEN EVENING WORKSHOPS
These workshops will bring out the artist in you! Renowned
southwestern artists will lead a variety of workshops on creative
expressions for the garden. Workshops will include: Tile Mosaics,
Botanical Painting, Metalwork and Welding, Paper Making and
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! HELP TO SPREAD THE
Youth and Community Gardening Program Coordinator
University of Arizona
Maricopa County Cooperative Extension
4341 E Broadway
Phoenix AZ 85040
P: 602-470-8086 X823
F: (602) 470-8092