statewide community garden network organizing in Vermont
- Subject: [cg] statewide community garden network organizing in Vermont
- From: "Jim Flint" firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 13:29:21 -0500
News release: January 17, 2006
To: ACGA list serv members
From: Friends of Burlington Gardens
Re: Statewide community garden meeting -- February 4
The Vermont Community Garden Network (VCGN) will hold a statewide
organizational meeting and conference on Saturday, February 4, 9:30 a.m. to
3:00 p.m. at Gardener's Supply Company, 128 Intervale Road in Burlington.
The meeting will be facilitated by Jim Flint, executive director of Friends
of Burlington Gardens, and Joseph Kiefer, founder and co-director of Food
Works. Betsy Johnson, executive director of the American Community Gardening
Association, will welcome conference participants.
The February 4th event brings together community gardeners from across
Vermont for their first statewide gathering. Workshop sessions,
presentations, and panel discussions will highlight the role community
gardens and school gardens play in cultivating sustainable communities.
Participants will learn from the experiences of veteran garden organizers
and interact with exhibitors including Food Works, 4-H Growing Connections,
Friends of Burlington Gardens, Shelburne Farms, Burlington Area Community
Gardens, Vital Communities, NOFA, National Gardening Association, Healthy
City Youth Farm, Rural Vermont, Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger,
Vermont Community Works, National Wildlife Federation, UVM Extension Master
Gardeners, and the American Community Gardening Association.
The conference is designed for Vermonters interested in learning how to
start and sustain a community-based garden project. Refreshments and a
complimentary vegetarian lunch will be provided.
Registration is free, with a deadline of January 31. For more information
and to download a registration form, please click on the following link:
Friends of Burlington Gardens
33 Tracy Drive
Burlington, VT 05401
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