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2002 Midwest Regional School and Community Gardening Conference,March 8th & 9th, Des Moines Botanical Center, Iowa

  • Subject: [cg] 2002 Midwest Regional School and Community Gardening Conference,March 8th & 9th, Des Moines Botanical Center, Iowa
  • From: "Dawson, Teva L." <TLDawson@ci.des-moines.ia.us>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 14:50:00 -0600

Cultivating Connections
2002 Regional School and Community Gardening Conference

March 8th and 9th, 2002
Des Moines Botanical Center
Des Moines, Iowa

This conference will be a training and networking opportunity for those
participating in community or youth greening efforts.  It will give you the
tools and information to make your garden a success.  Presented by the Des
Moines Community Gardening Coalition, a program of the Des Moines Botanical

Who should attend?  
Cultivating Connections is designed for the following groups of interest:
School gardens, community gardens, K-12 educators and administrators,
neighborhood associations, PTAs, garden clubs, food service workers, 4-H,
social workers, youth program agencies, public gardens, cooperative
extensions, horticultural therapists, community and youth leaders, child
development specialists, master gardeners, dieticians, and nutrition

Session Topics:
 How to use the garden as an educational tool to teach nutrition, science,
art and diversity.
 Design of community beautification projects and youth gardens.
 Fundraising for your greening effort and how to get people involved.
 Gardening basics such as planning & planting techniques, extending the
gardening season, and decreasing the drudgery of weeding and watering.
 Creating butterfly gardens, organic gardens, and community tree planting
 Hands-on Workshops
 Field Trips
 Discussion Panels

Registration, Schedule and Cost Information:
Visit our web site at http://www.botanicalcenter.com/home.html

Contact for more details- 
Teva Dawson,    Community Garden Coordinator
Des Moines Botanical Center,    909 E. River Drive,      Des Moines, Iowa
Phone:  515-323-8907          Email:   TLDawson@ci.des-moines.ia.us 


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