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Call for Presentations: ACGA

  • Subject: [cg] Call for Presentations: ACGA
  • From: Laura Berman <laura@foodshare.net>
  • Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 18:18:05 -0400

Please note the submission deadline change:

22nd Annual Conference
³Pioneering Self-Reliance, Conservation and
Leadership Through Community Gardening²
September 7 ­ 9, 2001

Salt Lake City, Utah
Conference Hotel: Wyndham Resorts ~ 215 W. South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101~ Phone: 801-531-7500 ~ Fax: 801-328-1289

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS : Deadline June 30, 2001

Who Should Submit Proposals:
Any individual or organization involved with community gardens,open space,
landscape designers /architects, legal issues affiliated with community
development, urban planners, foresters, master gardeners, food policy
makers, and horticulturists, s well as programs aiding in conservation,
youth, development / leadership or municipal partnerships. Proposals from
any other affiliation with information beneficial to conference attendees
will also be considered.

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 that draw on both personal
experience and understanding of the problems and experiences of other garden
programs. Hands-on, experiential presentations and panel discussions are

Presentation Format :
Suggested presentation length is between 1-2 hours with consideration for
content. Engaging, hands-on, experiential presentations and panel
discussions are preferred. Examples of this could be a role playing exercise
to better understand the complexities of community organizing around a
community garden. Therapeutic gardening may include a demonstration
utilizing garden tools for the physically challenged. Interaction between
the presenter and the audience instead of a talking head for 1 hour is what
we are striving for.

Workshop Themes: 
Horticulture: Community Gardening, Composting, Rooftop Gardening, Organics,
Native Plants, Gardening with Children,etc.
Self-reliance: Food Security, Farmerís markets, Urban Agriculture, Community
Shared Agriculture, etc.
Leadership: Community, Youth, Professional Development issues,
Multiculturalism, etc.
Conservation: Soil conservation, Erosion control, Water Conservation,
Sustainable systems, etc.
From The Roots Up

Presentation 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 Brochure. It is for
this reason that electronic (email) submissions are preferred. Include a bio
or resume for each presenter.

**Please download and complete the full PDF version
of the Call for Presentations form. All proposals must be accompanied by
this form. It is available for download  at:

Proposals may be sent by mail or email (preferred)
no later than June 30, 2001, to:
Gerard Lordahl 
E-mail: plantlot@aol.com
c/o Council on the Environment of NYC ~ 51 Chambers St., Rm. 228
New York, NY 10007 ~ USA
Phone: (212) 788-7928 ~ Fax:(212) 788-7913


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