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ACGA 27th Annual Conference Call for Presentations

  • Subject: [cg] ACGA 27th Annual Conference Call for Presentations
  • From: "Betsy Johnson" betsy@bgjohnson.com
  • Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2006 21:04:04 -0500

Go to:  http://www.communitygarden.org/conferences.php

Call for Presentations

                                                            27th Annual

American Community Gardening Association

Rooting for the Future

Thursday, August 10 - Sunday, August 13, 2006

University of California, Los Angeles, California

*Note: ACGA will again compensate workshop presenters this year

The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) is a non-profit
organization of professionals and volunteers who seek to promote community
gardening and greening across the United States and Canada to improve the
quality of life

The ACGA annual conference brings together hundreds of individuals from
across the United States, Canada, and abroad, who are engaged in all aspects
of gardening and greening. The conference will include hands-on workshops,
keynote speakers, a film festival, and visits to parks, schools, community
gardens, and other green space in the Los Angeles area.

We want to hear about your work. We are seeking a diverse group of
presenters to share a wide range of information about gardening and
greening, including:

*	Community Gardeners
*	Horticulturists
*	Landscape Designers and Architects
*	Arborists and Foresters
*	Open Space Advocates
*	Organizers and Leaders
*	Public Employees
*	Parks and Planning Staff
*	Teachers and other educators
*	Youth
*	Community Food Security Advocates
*	Artists and Filmmakers
*	Horticultural Therapists
*	Nutritionists

All proposals must be received by March 10, 2006

We prefer submissions by e-mail to betsyjohnson@communitygaraden.org

Proposal Form may be downloaded at www.communitygarden.org/conference

Proposal Requirements

Presentations and Workshops: Suggested presentation length is 60 - 75
minutes. Highest priority will be given to engaging, hands-on, experiential,
panel and team presentations, and participant-inclusive discussions.
Compensation of $100 will be available for each session, to be divided among

Evaluation of Proposals

The ACGA program committee evaluates proposals on five criteria: overall
quality, relevance to community gardening, clarity of focus, degree of
potential audience engagement, and practical applicability.

Presentation Themes

Researchers and practitioners are encouraged to use the following themes or
related topics.

*         Youth and Adult Education: school gardens and partnerships,
teacher training, curricula, youth-led presentations, environmental
education and action, job training

*	Food, Health and Nutrition: community food security, livestock
projects, cooking from the garden, farmers markets, food preservation, local
food systems, "slow food", school lunches, horticultural therapy

*         Water Themes: Water-wise gardening, xeriscape,, rain water
harvesting, aquaculture, rain gardens

*         Government and Advocacy: community garden policies and
legislation, advocacy process, local action to preserve gardens, U.S. Farm

*         Art and Culture: Art in the garden, ethnobotany, cultural
expression in gardens, multicultural projects, intergenerational gardening,
spirituality in the garden, arts programming

*         Economic Development: garden micro-enterprises, workforce
development, economic impacts of gardens and open space

*	Horticulture and Ecology: habitat conservation, greenhouses,
non-traditional spaces, organic growing practices, edible landscapes

*         Organizational and Community Development: staff development,
coalition building, organizing, fundraising, in-kind resources, media,
networking, volunteer programs, event and recreational programming

*	Sustainable Systems: energy and resource conservation,
transportation, solar energy, wind, composting, water conservation and
*	Local Issues: Los Angeles local gardening and greening programs and

27th Annual Conference of the

American Community Gardening Association

Rooting for the Future

August 10-13, 2006 - Los Angeles, California

Call for Presentations SUBMISSION FORM

Proposal Deadline: March 10, 2006

ACGA will compensate conference workshop presenters.  Compensation will not
be available for films or poster displays.  Compensation will be $100 per
session, to be divided among presenters.  Compensation may be paid directly
to the presenter(s), may be applied toward the conference registration fee,
or may be recognized as a tax-deductible donation to ACGA.


Contact Title


Co-Presenter or Team name                                         Title


Organizational Affiliation

___________________________________              ___________________________

Street Address

___________________________________              ___________________________

Zip                               Country

___________________________________              ___________________________

Daytime Phone                                                 Evening Phone

___________________________________              ___________________________


 Presentation Type:  (Circle one)

Team/Panel            Individual                Poster              Film

Number of Presenters   _________

Approximate Length of Presentation (will you want a double session?)
_________ Probable length for main conference presentations is 75 minutes

Audio Visual Needs:

(Circle all that apply - it is critical that we get this information NOW!)

Slide Projector                         Overhead
Microphone                  Podium                TV/VCR       Power Point
Projector             Other (describe)

Miscellaneous Needs: (Circle all that apply)

Flip Charts (News Print)                       Additional Tables
Demonstration Areas               Other (describe)

On separate page(s), include:

*	Proposal Narrative: Maximum 300 words.  Include:

*	Main points and goals of your presentation or workshop
*	What participants will learn
*	Interactive elements of your presentation

*	Proposal Summary for Conference Brochure: Maximum 50 words
*	Biographical sketch for each presenter: Maximum 75 words
*	Resume or Curriculum Vitae (optional)
*	Additional Documents to support proposal (optional)

NOTE:  If your proposal is accepted, you will be asked to provide a synopsis
of your workshop for conference proceedings by June 1, 2006.  Also, the
description, summary, and biographical sketch may be edited for inclusion in
conference materials.

Proposals must be received by March 10, 2006 (Email is preferred.)

Betsy Johnson, executive director

American Community Gardening Association

c/o CENYC, 51 Chambers St. Room 228

New York, NY 10007

Telephone 877-275-2242

Facsimile 212-788-7913


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