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[cg] Youth Forum 2

Here's the information flyer to go with the registration information I sent
yesterday.  Pass it on!

Rooted In Community
Developing A Youth Movement on Food and the Environment
August 6-8, 1999     Boston, MA

Rooted in Community, an interactive weekend conference organized by youth
and adults,
is an opportunity for young leaders in the areas of
sustainable food systems, community gardening and urban agriculture
and related environmental issues to learn together, organize and strategize.

Rooted in Community will provide youth with tools to strengthen their own
community-based projects, and will serve as a forum for youth to create a
national movement in which they are the leaders as well as the
beneficiaries.  Throughout the weekend, the youth will have the opportunity
to exchange ideas, build relationships, and gain new skills in order to
develop a community of learning and action that will extend well beyond the

Young people have long been involved in gardening, farming and urban
environmental issues, but Rooted in Community will be the first national
forum for youth to take leadership in addressing issues that concern them as
producers of food and stewards of the environment. The conference will
encourage youth to build relationships and organizational structures to
launch a national, youth-directed movement which will support and address
critical local, regional and national issues surrounding community
gardening, urban agriculture and youth leadership.

WHEN: Friday, August 6 at 5:00 pm through Sunday, August 8 at noon
WHERE: Boston, Massachusetts
WHO: Youth, ages 15-22, involved in community agriculture and environmental
COST: $50 per youth participant, includes registration fee, materials,
housing and food
(some scholarships are available)
$100 per adult advisor
CONTACT: Kristin DeVoe, Conference Coordinator at The Food Project:

SPONSORS: Started in 1991, The Food Project is recognized locally and
nationally for its success in bringing together teens from the city and the
suburbs to grow and distribute 60,000 pounds of produce each year.  The
youth run two farmers markets and serve their produce at shelters and soup
kitchens throughout Boston.  The American Community Gardening Association
(ACGA) is a national nonprofit membership organization of professionals,
volunteers and supporters of community greening in urban and rural
communities.  The Association facilitates the formation and expansion of
state and regional community gardening networks, develops resources in
support of community gardening, and conducts educational programs.

Space is limited.  Please call 781-259-8621x28 to reserve your place.

The Food Project
PO Box 705
Lincoln, MA 01773
(781) 259-8621

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