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American Community Gardening Association National Conference
The 2017 conference will focus on the following themes:
Cultivating Community and Social Justice
Gardening and Running a Community Garden Basics
Youth and School Gardening
Innovative Programs, Policy, and New Directions
ACGA has not held a conference in New England since 2007. The conference will be held at Capital Community College in the midst of downtown with numerous hotel options within walking distance.
Longer workshops on Thursday afternoon
Network Reception at the elegant Society Room Thursday evening
Mark Winne, national Food Policy Council consultant, founder Hartford and Connecticut Food Policy Councils
Workshops covering cutting edge horticulture practices to community gardening start-up and sustainability to school/youth gardening curricula to innovative
health and workplace programs, and MORE
Friday evening films at City Steam
Choice of all-day Tour excursions to major community gardening and urban agriculture programs in Connecticut and Massachusetts, including a bicycle
tour option in Hartford
Saturday evening Gala with silent auction and music
Sunday morning intensives
Networking, networking, and networking.
How Much: $320 (members) to $360 (non-member) conference registration.
Registration is now open!
There are “a la carte” options for the conference if you can’t make it to the whole thing!
Hotel options at Hartford Hilton, Hartford Holiday Inn, Residence Inn, and Hartford Radisson.
Check out communitygarden.org/conference/ for more details!
Easy access via train or plane (Bradley airport).
Featured image courtesy of Shelburne Orchards.