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CALL FOR PRESENTERS - SW Region Community and School/Youth Gardening Conference


The conference planning committee for the Southwestern Region Community & School Gardening Conference invites you to submit a proposal to present at the 3rd Annual conference scheduled February 25-27, 2000 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Deadline for Submission: September 30, 1999

We are looking for engaging, dynamic presenters to share your expertise and knowledge in the areas of community or school gardening, wildlife habitats, gardening in the southwest, hands-on workshops and greening the 
community.  This includes educators, city, county, regional employees from 
extension, parks & recreation and other government agencies, landscape and urban planners, horticulturists, gardeners, academics, neighborhood organizers, community garden clubs and anyone who can share their knowledge.

Presentations/workshops will take place February 25-27, 2000 in Phoenix, 
Arizona.  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
"Growing Awareness" is the only community & school/youth gardening conference of its kind in the Southwest.  Last year over 250 participants came from throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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

The conference committee is seeking dynamic speakers to present a broad 
range of  60 minute workshops /presentations that will engage and educate 
conference attendees.

The 3rd Annual conference will be held February 25-27, 2000
in Phoenix, Arizona.

Conference Fee is $125.00.
Check out our website to see what happened last year:
http://ag.arizona.edu/maricopa/garden/html/calendar/aware.htm

Sponsored by:
Arizona Chapter - Chefs Collaborative 2000
Arizona Community Action Association
American Community Gardening Association
Arizona Department of Education
Gardens for Humanity
Let's Get Growing
Maricopa County Master Gardeners
National Gardening Association
Phoenix Zoo
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension

Audience
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
Community garden management
Community gardening as a community building tool
Composting
Creating and sustaining school and community gardens
Curriculum - How to layer the garden in Math, Science, English
Environmental education and action through gardening
Entrepreneurial ideas
Examples of partnerships formed between schools & community programs
Food Security
Fundraising
Gardening in the Southwest
Heritage Gardening
Horticulture Therapy
Habitats
How to get started
How to get change to happen in school and community gardens
Interdisciplinary education through gardening
Specialty gardens to learn and grow by
Teacher training and resources
Theme gardens
Volunteer management
Vegetables, beneficial insects, and environmentally safe garden management


Complete and Return the following by September 30, 1999

Presentation Proposal Information

Presentation Title:


Presentation Summary:

Please indicate the type of knowledge depth of your presentation:

         Introductory    Intermediate    Advanced

Presentation Method:

Classroom workshop/lecture           Hands-On workshop                Other:

Will you provide (in advance) a summary of your talk for the conference 
proceedings?       Yes          No

Presenter Name:                                 Title:

Affiliation:

Mailing Address:

City/State/Zip:

Telephone (daytime):   (     )              Fax: (    )         Email: (    )

Please list names,  titles and affiliations of any co-presenters:


Please return the requested information by September 30, 1999  to:
Leslie Honaker email to honaker@swlink.net or via mail CSG Conference, 16435 S. 34th Way, Phoenix, AZ  85048.

Questions? - Contact Leslie Honaker at:  Phone (480) 759-6741 Fax: (480-759-8527.

The conference committee will review your proposal and respond no later 
than  October 15, 1999.


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