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FW: International Community Gardening Conference

FYI- Darshell Silva

Community Outreach Coordinator
RI Community Food Bank
PO Box 1325
West Warwick, RI  02893
(401) 826-3073 extension 237

-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Garrett [mailto:sgarrett@wsu.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2000 1:01 PM
To: Community Food Security Coalition
Subject: International Community Gardening Conference


University of Nottingham, UK
International Conference
13 - 16 September 2000

Keynote Speakers:

Michael Meacher MP  Minister for the Environment.
(or senior civil servant from DETR)* tbc.

Cathrine Sneed, Executive Director, the Garden Project , San Francisco, USA
“ The role of community gardens in the context of  criminal justice programmes for the rehabilitation of ex-prisoners”

Martin Gawith, Executive Director, Greater Nottingham Partnership, Nottingham, UK
“ Garden to Plate  a feasibility study for creating a local food supply system in Nottingham”

Plenary & workshop speakers:

David Foster, Executive Director, Thrive,  (national  organisation for promoting the use of horticulture in health and social care the UK)
“The use of horticulture & community gardens in UK health & social care”

A local authority representative from `the future of UK allotments’ group of the Local Government Association. (tbc)*

John Ferris,  Associate Lecturer and Researcher, University of Nottingham, UK
“What is a community garden?”

Professor Robin Moore , School of Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. USA  & Dr. Nilda  Cosco , Natural Learning Initiative, USA
“ Nature, childhood and community design; the importance of public space and community gardens in cities”

David Hawkins, Garden Manager 1996-2000, Martin Luther King Jnr. Middle  School , Berkeley, CA. USA
“The Edible Garden, building a garden with 11-13 year olds at a state school”
This project was founded by renowned chef and ecological agriculture advocate, Alice Waters

Pauline Mordue,  Wilford  Meadows, Environmental Studies Centre, Nottingham. UK.
“Involving the community in school gardens”

Professor Karla Ness, The  Art School,  Concordia University, MN. Board Member Farm in the City, St.Paul, MN. &  Anna Wasescha,  President of Board  of Directors, Farm in the City, St.Paul. MN. USA
“ Children and art in the community garden”

Karen  Payne,  American Community Garden Association, USA
Director `From the Roots Up’ An AGCA  Training Programme 1995-2000
“ Sow the Seed  community organising for community gardens”

Professor David Crouch, University of Derby, UK
“The political ecology of allotment gardens in the UK”

Professor Jaroslav Machacek, Secretary, Czech Environment Commission, Director of the Centre for Urban Studies, Prague, Czech Republic.
“Community gardens and urban open space in the Czech Republic”

Dr. Richard Wiltshire , School of Oriental & African Studies,  UK,  and  Professor  Ren Azuma, Mie University, Japan
“Allotments and sustainable Development in the UK & Japan”

Ambra Edwards, Feature writer Gardening Which,  Community Gardens Campaign  Manager for `Gardening WHICH ?’ UK
“The Gardening WHICH? community garden exhibition at Hampton Court millennium flower show July 2000”

Professor Krzysztof Gasildo, Faculty of Architecture , Politechnika Slaska Silesian Technical University, Katowice, Poland
“Allotment Gardens in the process of Upper Silesian Industrial Region Transformation”

Maggie Oakley and colleagues in the UK Women & Allotments Research Group.
“ Eve in the Garden of Eden  Women on Allotments in the UK”
An overview of issues and problems faced by women in the UK

Simon Baddeley & the Springfield Allotments Campaign Group, Birmingham,  UK
“The campaign to save the Springfield Allotment Gardens, Birmingham”

Dr. Holger Schmidt, Researcher, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Germany,  "Declining population & derelict land; are community gardens the answer?"

Gerard Lordahl, Director, Open Space Greening Programme, Council on the Environment of New York City/ACGA.
“Community Gardens and Public Open Space in New York City”

Professor Dr. Wolfgang Schuster , Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus, Germany.
“ The People’s Garden?  The Brandenburg Garden Exhibition 2000, community gardens & the social & physical regeneration of coal communities in East Germany”

Professor Steven Garrett, Washington State University Co-operative Extension,  Executive Director of the Tahoma Food System,  USA
“Food security & poverty: developing a sustainable community food system”

John Ferris, University of Nottingham,  Nottingham,  UK  & Anna Wasecha,  The Farm in the City, St. Paul Minnesota. USA

If you would like to attend, please contact;
John Ferris
School of Sociology & Social Policy
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK

Email sheila.jones@nottingham.ac.uk subject heading “Garden Conference  for John Ferris"

Fax: +44 (0) 115-951-4818
To John Ferris

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