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Des Moines School & Community Gardening Conference

  • Subject: [cg] Des Moines School & Community Gardening Conference
  • From: "Anna Wasescha" ariel@tc.umn.edu
  • Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 12:46:57 -0600
  • Importance: Normal



Artists Karen Strohbeen and Bill Luchsinger highlight this year's School

and Community Gardening Conference "Arts and Garden" that will be held 
on March 12th and March 13th, 2004.  The Des Moines Community Garden
Coalition's annual conference will inspire citizens to create artistic 
public landscape projects.  Gardeners, artists, educators, and anyone 
interested in public greenspaces including schools, community centers, 
parks, libraries, and other not-for-profits will receive ideas and 
resources to use public greenspaces for artistic expression. 

The keynote presentation with Karen and Bill will be March 12th, from 7 
- 8:30 pm.  Co-executive producers of the acclaimed PBS gardening 
series, "The Perennial Gardener", Karen and Bill use their garden as an 
art studio as they play with colors, forms and textures.  They'll share 
their thoughts on making art outdoors.

During the day on Friday, March 12th, the Conference kicks off with a 
grantwriting workshop for community groups integrating art into their 
garden followed by a workshop on art and gardening activities for 
children in Grades K - 6.

On Saturday, March 13th, the Conference continues with art and the 
landscape examples and ideas presented by Tom Dunbar of Dunbar/Jones 
landscape architect firm and continues with breakout workshops featuring

garden photography, gardens and literary arts, art in a children's 
garden and the how-to's of organizing a community based art project for 
a public greenspace.

Lunch on March 13th will demonstrate the art of cooking food from the 
garden.    Dine on gastronomical works of art from local chefs and enjoy

hands on how-to demonstrations of garden art including mosaic gazing 
balls, twig and vine art, plant-based dyes and fibers, and copper pipe 
trellises.  Following lunch, storyteller Maureen Korte will charm us 
with a story inspired by nature.

All sessions will take place at the Des Moines Botanical Center,  909 
Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines IA  50316.  Contact  TLDawson@dmgov.org;

telephone 515.323.8907, or fax 515.237.1407 for additional information 
or to request a registration form.

The Program Schedule is:

Friday March 12th, 2004
8:00 - 1:00	Registration

9:00 - 12:00	Arts & Gardens:  A Grantwriting workshop for Community 
Groups, presented by Riki Saltzman and Bruce Williams, Arts & Culture 
Administrators, Iowa Arts Council, Department of Cultural Affairs

1:00 - 5:00	 Where We Live:  Art and Gardening Activities for Youth
Grades 4 - 6, presented by Janet Anderson, ISU 4-H Youth Development and

Linda Naeve, ISU Reiman Gardens Extension Education Program Coordinator

6:00 - 7:00 	Welcome Reception with hors d'oeuvres by the Des Moines
Center Cafe

7:00 - 8:30 pm  	Vocalist Joanne Jackson with soulful music
inspired by 

Keynote Speakers Karen Strohbeen and Bill Luchsinger, The Ephemeral Art 
of Making Gardens

Saturday March 13th, 2004
8:oo  - 9:00 	Registration

9:00  - 10:00	Art and the Landscape:  Examples and Ideas, Tom Dunbar, 

10:00  - 11:30	Workshops (presented twice)
	How to organize a community based art project for a public 
greenspace, presented by Lori Roderick, Public and Visual Art Director 
for Quad City Arts
	Gardens and literary Arts, the Garden of Words, presented by
Boyer, Poet, Essayist and Gardener
	 The Power of Art in a Children's Garden Program, presented by
Wasescha and Mulysa Melco, Farm in the City, St. Paul MN
	Garden Photography - Beauty in the Garden, presented by Mark

11:30 - 1:00 	Lunch & Hands-on Garden Art Demonstrations

1:00 - 1:30	Maureen Korte, Story Teller

1:30 - 2:30	Town Forum, discussion with community leaders and
about integrating art into public greenspaces.

3:00 - 4:30  Workshops repeated

Costs and Registration: 
	Friday:  Grant Writing Workshop 	Free
                          Where We Live                    $40.00
                           Evening Keynote                 $50.00
            Saturday:  all presentations                 $50.00 
(Saturday fee includes Friday evening social)

AEA credit, Drake Graduate credit and and childcare available for 
additional cost; please contact Teva Dawson for details:

This event is sponsored by:
              Des Moines Parks & Recreation Department
              Des Moines Botanical Center
              Friends of the Des Moines Botanical Center
              Des Moines Public Schools
              Metro Arts Alliance
              Polk County Extension - Master Gardeners
              Iowa Arts Council
              Iowa State University Extension
 	Department of Natural Resources

For additional information, contact TLDawson@dmgov.org; telephone 
515.323.8907, or fax 515.237.1407.=09

Teva Dawson
Community Garden Coordinator
Des Moines Parks Department
3226 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Phone: 515/237-1386
Fax: 515/237-1407
Des Moines Community Gardening Coalition is a program of the Des Moines 
Parks Department, that supports grass-roots community greening projects 
by working with community-based organizations such as schools,
low-income housing providers and neighborhood associations giving them 
the training and resources necessary to build sustainable community
greening projects that educate people, beautify communities, increase 
food security, improve nutritional health, and build relationships among


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