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CALL FOR PROPOSALS


Attached as an enclosed and pasted below is the call for proposals for our upcoming ACGA conference in Atlanta, Georgia.  I've saved it in a couple of formats so hopefully everyone can access it.

21ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE
AMERICAN COMMUNITY GARDENING ASSOCIATION

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS Planting Millennium Seeds for Future Urban Growth

September 7-11, 2000
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Fairfield/Courtyard Marriott, 175 Piedmont Avenue, Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30303
Reservation Deadline: July 28, 2000 (be sure to mention ACGA conference)
(404) 659-7777

ABOUT ACGA
ACGA is a national non-profit membership organization of professionals, volunteers, and supporters of community gardening and greening in urban, suburban, and rural communities. ACGA seeks to promote community gardening and greening as a means of improving the quality of life for people and their communities.  Visit the ACGA website at www.communitygarden.org.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Each year the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) national conference gathers people involved in all aspects of community gardening and greening to share experiences and learn from each other. The conference program will include slide presentations, panel discussion, keynote speakers, hands on workshops, networking, visits to Atlanta's historical sites, and a trip to Callaway Gardens.

WORKSHOP TOPICS

1.	Food Security
a. 	Farmer's Markets
b. 	Food Banks
c. 	Entrepreneurship

2.	Management
a. 	Community Gardens
b. 	Public Space
c. 	Community Gardening Leaders

3.	Community Building
a. 	Kid's Gardens
b. 	Volunteers
c. 	Leadership








CALL FOR PROPOSAL FORM
Proposal deadline: Postmarked by March 31, 2000
WHO CAN SUBMIT PROPOSALS
Any individual or organization involved with community gardens and open space, landscape designers/architects, community development specialists, parks department, urban planners/foresters, master gardeners, food policy makers and horticulturists should submit proposals. Proposals are welcome on topics previously listed as well as new topics.
	Evaluation of Proposals
The program committee evaluates proposals on four criteria: overall quality, relevance to the theme, clarity of focus and practical applicability. Generally, the strongest sessions are those which draw on both personal experience and an understanding of the problems and experiences of other garden programs. Hands-on or experiential presentations and panel discussions are preferred.

POST MARK DEADLINE IS MARCH 31, 2000
Please type or print

__________________________________________________
Contact Name for Session

__________________________________________________
Contact Title

__________________________________________________
Organizational Affiliation

__________________________________________________
Address

__________________________________________________
City		State		Zip		Country

__________________________________________________
Daytime Phone			Evening Phone

__________________	__________________________
Fax				E-mail


Workshops:	o Lecture Poster
o Session	o Panel Discussion

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Attach an outline or description of 200 or more words discussing your proposed presentation, including main points and goals. In addition, specifically explain what participants will learn from your presentation. You may include documents to support your proposal. Interactive workshops are encouraged. If your proposal is accepted your description/outline will be included in an edited form in the Annual Conference Registration Brochure.
Please attach your bio or resume for each presenter

MAILING ADDRESS
Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati
C/O Ben Long
2715 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45223
Email: civgarden@fuse.net		Phone: (513) 221-0991    Fax: (513) 221-0961

AUDIO VISUAL NEEDS
slide projector
flip chart
overhead projector
VCR
other____________








ACGA Call for Proposals Mac.mcw

ACGA Call for Proposals.doc

ACGA Call for Proposals Rich.rtf





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