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Join us for the 3rd Annual SW Region Community and School Gardening Conference


MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Plan to join us for the 3rd Annual Southwest Region Community and School Gardening Conference - February 25-27,2000  - Phoenix, AZ

Unlike any conference you've been to before, this regional conference is hosted at a school practicing school gardening.  This unique environment offers a one-of-a kind educational experience.  From the line up of national and regional experts, to the hands-on training and networking activities, this conference will give you the tools and information to make your community or school garden a success!

Information about the conference is listed below.  Also check out our website (http://ag.arizona.edu/maricopa/garden/html/calendar/aware.htm) to view more and download a registration form.  If you would like to receive a conference brochure or have registration questions, please contact Cheryl Czaplicki at 602-942-3289 or email: j-c-czaplicki@worldnet.att.net

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This conference is designed specifically for those with interest in learning about gardening in a community or school setting.  Areas of interest include:
-Community Gardens
-School Gardens
-K-12 Educators & Administrators
-Food Service Personnel
-4/H
-Youth Agencies
-Public & Botanic Gardens
-Horticultural Therapists
-Community and Youth Leaders
-Child Development Specialists

AGENDA:

HANDS-ON INSTITUTES (select one/additional fee)
Friday - February 25 
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Farm at South Mountain
6106 S. 32nd Street - Phoenix
- Get Growing
- Art in the Garden I
- Art in the Garden II
- Community Food Security Round Table

CURRICULUM EXPLORATION (select one/additional fee)
Friday - February 25 
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
County Inn & Suites
808 N. Scottsdale Rd. - Tempe
- Food, Land and People
- Junior Master Gardeners Program - Using Horticulture to Cultivate Youth & Comm.

WELCOME RECEPTION 
Friday - February 25
4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Phoenix Zoo - Harmony Farms
455 N. Galvin Parkway - Phoenix
-Early Registration, Tour, Hoe-Down Reception and Appetizers

CONFERENCE - DAY 1
Saturday - February 26
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Laird Elementary School
1500 N. Scovel Street - Tempe
KEYNOTE:  Lily Yeh, Village for Arts and Humanities
SESSION ONE
A1.	Jr. Master Gardener Program:  Using Horticulture to Cultivate Youth
A2.           The Children's Garden - "The Place for Curious Kids"
B. 	How to Start and Maintain a Community Garden
C.	Vegetables and Flowers 101:  How to Grow and Succeed in the SW 
D.	Entrepreneuralism in Community Gardens
E.             Gardening + Art + Architecture = Landscape Architecture
F1.           Volunteers:  Finding Them
F2.           Attracting the Media:  What you Need to know and do to get in the news
G.            Community Food Security:  Growing Hope
H.            Preserving the Harvest:  How to can, preserve and store food

SESSION TWO
A.	 A Classy Garden - Teaching Any Subject in a Garden Environment
B.              Partnership to Get and Sustain Land
C1.           Composting and Worms
C2.            Mysteries and Histories of  Plant Names
D.              Heritage Gardening
E.              Garden Photography with Kids
F.              Volunteers:  Keeping Them
G.             Getting School Garden Produce into the Lunchroom
H.              A Novel Raised Bed Growing System

SESSION THREE
A.          Regional Breakout:  Meet with Others from your Region          
B.           Round Table Discussion: Where are we Now?
C.          Tours of Community and School Gardens
D.          Horticulture Jeopardy
E.          Art in the Garden:  Explore the creativity you can add to your garden

Agenda Subject to Change

Track Legend:
A= School Garden	
B= Community Garden	
C= Gardening Basics
D= Innovative Programs
E= Art in the Garden
F = Management Tools
G.= Nutrition and Food Security
H. = Sustainable Practices

SEEDS FOR CHANGE - GARDEN BASKET RECEPTION
Saturday - February 26
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington - Phoenix
Sponsored by the Arizona Chefs for Sustainable Agriculture and Let's Get Growing.  Renowned Arizona Chefs prepare tantalizing appetizers with produce grown by local school and community gardens. Also featured:
-Silent Auction Fundraiser
-Let's Get Growing Awards for outstanding school and community gardens
 in the Southwest.
-Exhibits and Hands-On Exploration of Science Center Exhibits

CONFERENCE - DAY 2
Sunday - February 27
8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Laird Elementary School
1500 N. Scovel Street - Tempe
Keynote:  David Hawkins - The Edible Schoolyard
General Session:  Jim Flint - Kids Garden from Coast to Coast
SESSION FOUR
A.   	AZ School Garden Grant Winners:  Meet 10 Schools from throughout Arizona
B.             Poster Gallery:  Visit with Attendees to Learn More About their Projects.
C.	Meet the Winners of the Let's Get Growing Awards   

SESSION FIVE
A1.   	 Nature as a Classroom
A2.	The Garden and the 3 R's Meet!  Integrating Reading, Writing and Math
B.             Community Gardening as a Community Building Tool
C.             Pest Management
D.        	Grounds for Peace: Working with At Risk Youth in the Garden 
E.        	Gardens for Humanity:  Art as a Process for Healing
F.	How to Evaluate Program Planning
G1. 	Food in the Classroom with the Organic Trade Association
G2.	Tying Nutrition Curriculum to the Standards and Having Fun!
H.	Native Habitats

Agenda Subject to Change

Track Legend:
A= School Garden	
B= Community Garden	
C= Gardening Basics
D= Innovative Programs
E= Art in the Garden
F = Management Tools
G.= Nutrition and Food Security
H. = Sustainable Practices

FEES:				Before 2/1  		After 2/1
(see registration form for more details on what each plan includes)
Full Conference Plan 		$200			$250
Basic Conference Plan		$175			$225
Group Rate			$150			$N/A
(Buy 3 regis. at Full or Basic Price.  Then each additional reg. at group rate noted above)

A La Carte:			Before 2/1		After 2/1
One Day Sat. 2/26		$100			$150
One Day Sun. 2/27		$75			$125
Welcome Recep.		$35			$35
*Seeds for Change		$75			$75
(Buy Full Conf. Plan and bring a guest to Seeds for Change for $25)

Hands on Institute - Friday 2/25
(Choose only one.  Space is Limited)
				Before 2/1		After 2/1
Get Growing			$30			$40
Art in the Garden I		$30			$40
Art in the Garden II		$30			$40
Food Security Round Table	$10			$15
Curriculum I			$20			$30
Curriculum II			$20			$30

HOTEL INFORMATION:
A block of rooms have been reserved for individual booking.  Please book early!  Mention CSG Conference to ensure a reservation at the low conference price.  

Hotel: 			Country Inn & Suites
			808 N. Scottsdale Rd. - Tempe, AZ  85281
			1-800-456-4000

Rates:			$89 Single/Double		$99 Triple/Quad
			(plus sales tax of 9.97%)
*Complimentary Continental "plus" Breakfast included

Deadline:		Book by January 21, 2000 to reserve the low rate.
			After Jan 21, rate based upon availability

TRANSPORTATION:
Guests at the County Inn and Suites receive complimentary airport shuttle and van transportation to locations within a 5 mile radius of hotel.  All service is offered between the hours of 6am-10:00 pm upon availability.

Complimentary conference bus service will be provided between Laird Elementary, The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix Zoo and Arizona Science Center.

FEATURED SPEAKERS:

Keynotes:
David Hawkins, The Edible Schoolyard 
Lily Yeh, Village of Arts and Humanities

Presenters:
Jim Flint - National Gardening Association
Leila Towry - Occidental College
Kathryn DiMatteo - Organic Trade Association
Tammy Ellsworth - USDA
Leticia Lopez - Maricopa County Dept of Health
Lisa Whittlesey - Texas A&M University
Martha Sealy - Lollipop Gardens - Baton Rouge, LA
Dee McLaughlin - New Mexico State University
Priscilla Logan - Santa Fe, New Mexico
Terry Mikel - University of Arizona
Donna DiFrancesco, City of Mesa, AZ
Steve Upson, The Nobel Foundation- Ardmore, Oklahoma
Kay Studer, Ohio State University
Linda Gray, The Family Habitat Garden Project
Adele Seronde, Gardens for Humanity
Cathy Cromell, Maricopa County Cooperative Extension
Jim Manley, Arizona Teacher of the Year
And MORE!




	


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