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Re: Community and School Gardening Conference


Senility beckons me, I know, but I reread the message about your exciting conference several times, and nowhere could I find the actual dates when it will occur! Please don't keep it a secret!

As a Master Gardener, I applaud your "homesharing" option.  Since I happen to be a relatively poor Master Gardener,  I have had to pass up opportunities to go to conferences because lodging could get expensive.  Keep it up--and pass the idea on, it's a fine one.

I'd love to come to your conference, but I'm bankrupting myself and going to Cuba with Food First in February!   Maybe you'll put a post conference report on the listserve?

Hasta la vista.

Diane Dodge, Ramsey County(MN)Master Gardener

>From: Leslie Honaker
>To: "'school_garden@mallorn.com'" , "'community_garden@mallorn.com'" , "'maricopa-mg@ag.arizona.edu'"
>Subject: [cg] Community and School Gardening Conference
>Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 06:33:42 -0700
>Early registration savings for the 4th Annual Southwest Region Community and School Gardening Conference will fade away on Feb 1.
>Don't miss the opportunity to register early, save some cash, secure your hotel room and plan ahead for some fun in the sun in Phoenix Feb 22-25, 2001 at the conference!
>You won't want to miss the opportunity to connect with over 400 attendees from the Southwest, across the U.S. and Canada to learn from the line-up of national and regional experts. This is the place where you come to learn how to do it with dynamic hands-on training, expand your horizons with a wide selection of educational sessions and fill your tummy with the Arizona's best offering of seasonal fresh foods prepared by leading chefs! All this plus the special treat of the conference being hosted at schools practicing school gardening in the award winning Osborn School District!
>Here's just a sampling of speakers and topics to ignite your imagination.....
>Joseph Kiefer, from Food Works and co-author of Digging Deeper
>Steve Meritt, Founder of Community Gardens of Coachella Valley recently featured on HGTV
>The Flint Family Gardeners "Growing up in the Garden" featuring Jim Flint of the National Gardening Association
>David Hassler & Lynn Gregor from Cleveland, Ohio
>Native Plant Institute
>Building Blocks (creating an horno from adobe)
>Garden Totems
>Paper Making with Natural Fibers
>School and Community Gardening Research
>Junior Master Gardening Curriculum
>Nutrition and Fitness
>Make n Take Roundtable featuring 35 tables of curriculum based activities
>Using Technology in the School Garden
>Tilling New Turn: Community Supported Agriculture
>From the Ground Up with DUG (Denver Urban Gardeners)
>Power of Partnerships
>Horticulture Therapy for Mental Health & Community Well Being
>So, what are you waiting for? Take advantage of the early bird registration discounts and register by Feb 1.
>Just think you could be on your way to sunny Phoenix for a "growing" experience.
>Check out our website for more details: http://ag.arizona.edu/maricopa/garden/html/calendar/aware.htm
>For more information on who to contact, please check out the list below.... I Iook forward to meeting you in February!
>Warmest regards....Leslie Honaker - Conference Chair
>Contact Cheryl Czaplicki at 602-942-3289 or by email to
>Contact Lori Thompson at 602-470-8086 ext. 309 or by email to lthompson@rocketmail.com
>Contact Leslie Honaker at 480-759-6741 or by email to
>Contact Leslie Honaker at 480-759-6741 or by email to
>Contact Rebecca Richter 480-317-0789 or by email to
>rebecca.richter@asu.edu if you would like to connect with
>Master Gardeners in the Phoenix area who are offering a room.
>community_garden maillist - community_garden@mallorn.com

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