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Call for Presenters

  • Subject: [cg] Call for Presenters
  • From: Laura Berman laura@foodshare.net
  • Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2002 22:19:15 -0400

 Forwarded Message, please reply to :

Kate Koester
Youth and Community Gardening Coordinator
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
4341 E. Broadway Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85040-8807
Fax: 602-470-8092
Email: kkoester@ag.arizona.edu

Call for Presenters
Growing Awareness: 

The 6th Annual Southwestern Youth Gardening Conference
  March 21-22, 2002
University of Arizona, Tucson

We are seeking engaging, dynamic
presenters to share your expertise and
knowledge in school gardening, wildlife
habitats, fundraising, gardening in the southwest.
This includes educators, neighborhood
organizers, landscape and urban planners, horticulturists, community garden
clubs, and anyone who can share their knowledge with others.
Presentations/workshops will take place March 22. Presentations should be 60
minute workshops /presentations that will engage, inspire and educate
conference attendees. Presenters will receive a complimentary registration
to the conference. Travel and hotel expenses are not provided and will be
the responsibility of the presenter.

 About the Conference
³Growing Awareness² is the only school/youth gardening conference of its
kind in the Southwest. While many of the participants are regional, many
also come from throughout the United States and Canada.

This non-profit conference brings together community and school gardening
professionals to participate in workshops, hands-on activities, discussion
and networking.

 More information can be found on our website:

The audience includes K-12 educators, professionals and volunteers from
community gardens, public/private and charter schools, public and botanic
gardens, cooperative extension staff, horticultural therapists, community
and youth leaders; child development and education specialists, youth and
other interested adults.

 Presentation Topics: (suggested but not limited to)
* Art in the garden
* Farm to Cafeteria Programs
* Creating and sustaining school and communitygardens
* Cultural education and preservation in gardenprograms
* Curriculum ­ Linking Gardening to StateStandards
* Environmental education and action throughgardening
* Youth Centered Entrepreneurial programs
* Ethnobotany Education and the garden
* Cooking From the Garden
* Examples of partnerships formed between schools& community programs
* Farmerıs Markets linked to community or schoolgardens
* Food Security - connection to urban agriculture
* Fundraising 
* Preparing winning proposals
* Gardening in the Southwest
* Horticulture Therapy
* Habitats 
* How to get started
* Interdisciplinary education through gardening
* Overcoming adversity - keeping community and/orschool gardens alive
* Gardening Performance Assessment Tools
* Securing land for community and school gardens -successful partnerships
* ADA and School Gardens
* Teacher training and resources
* Technology and school and community gardening
* Theme gardens 
* Volunteer management
* Vegetables, beneficial insects, andenvironmentally safe garden management
* Working with city planners to incorporate greenspace/garden space


Complete and Return the following by November 22, 2002.
If you have questions, please contact:

 Kate Koester, 
Youth and Community Gardening Coordinator
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
at (602)470-8086 ext. 309, or email: kkoester@ag.arizona.edu

Growing Awareness 
Presenter Information Form

Please complete this form legibly to ensure accurate transcription into the
conference program.
1.    Name:  
2.    Position Title
3.    Mailing Address
4.    Phone number 
5.    FAX number   
6.    Email address:
7.    Presentation description: Please compose approximately two paragraphs
that describe your session and what participants will experience.
8.    Biographical information:  Please compose one paragraph that describes
your background and areas of expertise.
9. Equipment Notes:

Please Return by November 22, 2002 to:


Kate Koester
Youth and Community Gardening Coordinator
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
4341 E. Broadway Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85040-8807
Fax: 602-470-8092
Email: kkoester@ag.arizona.edu

Thank you for submitting a proposal! The Conference Committee will review
your proposal and will respond no later than December 1, 2002.


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