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Growing Community Across the U.S. & Canada
August 6-9, 2009 Columbus, Ohio
The local host organizations welcome all attendees of the conference
Franklin Park Conservatory Five Rivers Metro Park Community Food Initiatives The Green Grocer Local Matters—Local Ohio Foods Ohio State University Extension-Master Gardeners
REGISTRATION BROCHURE ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Welcome to Columbus and the 30th annual ACGA conference.
A S A r
Putting Down Roots.
The 2009 conference is being held at our new headquarters at the beautiful Franklin Park Conservatory, home of the Chihuly Glass Collection. Over 3 and a half days, there will be over 40 engaging workshops, thematic tours — by bicycle and vans to Columbus’ diverse community gardens and other green sites, a welcome reception, keynote speakers, a film festival, banquet featuring locally raised food, networking, silent auction, and more. In addition, pre- and post-conference offerings include a workshop on Food Security, a service opportunity to help plant the new community garden campus, and a docent-let tour of the Conservatory’s Chihuly collection. During the conference, attendees can take advantage of networking, brainstorming, and connecting to others on the beautiful grounds of Franklin Park. We aim to make the conference accessible to as many community gardeners as possible with an early registration fee of $200. Some scholarships are available.
ACGA is a bi-national, not-for-profit membership organization of professionals, gardeners, 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 for improving the quality of life for people and their communities.
REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW. COMMUNITYGARDEN.ORG
“Putting Down Roots”
ACGA 2009 Conference Schedule At a Glance
August 6, 2009 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM REGISTRATION Franklin Park Conservatory 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM TOURS/WORKSHOP See page 3 for details. Pre-Conference Tours: Chadwick Learning Garden Tour Chihuly Glass Collection Tour Pre-Conference Workshop: Food Security & Community Gardening 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM Adventure Center & Various Rooms WORKSHOP SESSION D Plenary Panel: ACGA Past, Present and or AM TOUR 12:30 PM—2:00 PM LUNCHEON ACGA ANNUAL MEETING
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Adventure Center & Various Rooms WORKSHOP SESSION B 3:30 PM—3:45 PM Break & Networking 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Adventure Center & Various Rooms WORKSHOP SESSION C Evening Dinner on Your Own
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Networking Lunch 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM Adventure Center & Various Rooms WORKSHOP SESSION E or PM TOUR (Repeat of AM Tours, except Bicycle Tour) 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM Franklin Park Conservatory TASTE OF OHIO Dinner, Silent Auction & Social Silent Auction
A tradition of the ACGA conference is the Saturday evening silent auction to benefit ACGA. Please bring an item to donate.
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 8:30 PM—9:30 PM Grand Atrium of Conservatory Film Festival - The Veridian Room WELCOME RECEPTION “The Garden” Garden organizations display tables in Other Community Garden Films The Veridian Room
August 7, 2009
August 8, 2009
August 9, 2009 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Workshops—Session H Tour—Shepherd’s Corner 10:45 – Noon CLOSING PLENARY 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Post-Conference Tour: Kayak Trip
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM REGISTRATION Franklin Park Conservatory 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM OPENING SESSION Welcome 9:45 AM—10:45 AM Plenary Keynote Speaker Laura Lawson, Community Gardening’s Diversity Adventure Center 10:45 AM—11:00 AM Break & Networking 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Adventure Center & Various Rooms WORKSHOP SESSION A
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM REGISTRATION Franklin Park Conservatory 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM OPTIONS FOR THE DAY Workshops / Tour Tour / Workshops Workshops / Workshops Tour / Tour See pages 3 to 6 for workshop & tour listings. Tour selection is
MONDAY & TUESDAY
August 10-11, 2009
required with conference registration
Board of Directors Meeting ACGA Members are welcome
PRE- and POST - CONFERENCE TOURS & WORKSHOPS
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Chadwick Arboretum Tour
1:00 - 4:30 PM Cost: $25/person http://chadwickarboretum.osu.edu Tour the Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens at Ohio State University. The tour begins with the Vegetable Varieties Trials Garden. The Lane Avenue Gardens are next, with stops at the Chadwick Labyrinth and the Phenology Garden. We’ll end with the Learning Gardens, which include the Adults with Development Disabilities Horticultural Therapy Garden, the Annuals and Containers Trials Gardens, the Bamboo Garden, the Arthur Shade Garden, the John Minton Rose Garden, the Van Fossen Wildflower Garden, the Kleinmaier Garden, and the Steven M. Still Garden.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Darby Creek Tour
Departs 1:00 PM from Franklin Park Conservatory Returns 6:00 PM (or later depending on participants desire and experience) Transportation: car pool or vans. Limited to 20 persons. Cost: $25, includes all needed equipment and shuttles Dress: Comfortable clothes and shoes that can get wet. Consider bringing and sharing bug repellent and sunscreen. “Explore the flora and fauna of the Big Darby Watershed by kayak or canoe” Bill Dawson, FPC community garden coordinator and avid kayaker will lead a 6 mile relaxed paddle down the Big Darby Creek http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/tabid/981/Default.aspx . Big and Little Darby Creeks are noted nationally for their tremendous diversity and abundance of both aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals. They are home to 86 species of fish, five of which are endangered in Ohio. The creeks banks are flanked with native vegetation varying considerably in width; from only a narrow line of trees to deep and extensive forests. Both streams were included in the national scenic rivers program in 1994. Unwind and reflect on your conference experiences while immersed in nature.
Franklin Park Conservatory Community Garden Campus Service Project
10:00 AM—noon & 1:00 - 3:00 PM FREE http://www.fpconservatory.org
Come participate in a service project — a way ACGA can thank
Franklin Park Conservatory for their generosity in hosting the conference. Bring gloves and be prepared to help with planting and other activities to ready the new community gardening campus for its September grand opening.
Chihuly Glass Collection Tour
1:00 PM & 3:00 PM Cost: $10/person http://www.fpconservatory.org/chihuly.htm
Franklin Park Conservatory’s newest exhibition, Chihuly Reimagined,
Help seed the new library at the Community Garden Campus at Franklin Park Conservatory Bring a new or gently used book to donate.
features the vibrant glass art of Dale Chihuly. This docentlet tour will provide a knowledgeable introduction to the wonders of the Conservatory and to Dale Chihuly’s art.
Scholarships - Thanks
For a scholarship, submit the scholarship form by June 1, 2009. Scholarships made possible thanks to Gardener’s Supply Company and Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi. Special thanks to Franklin Park Conservatory for donating all of the facilities for the ACGA conference.
Food Security & Community Gardening Workshop
1:00 - 4:30 PM Cost: $30/person Introduction to several major strategies that can be used to build on community gardening work to promote broader food system change, including community food assessment, food policy councils, farm to institution, and/or healthy corner stores. Discussion of funding and policy initiatives supporting these strategies.
CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS AT FRANKLIN PARK
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. Pre-selection not requested. Additional workshops being scheduled.
(Go to www.communitygarden.org/learn/training/annual-conference/index.php for schedule & workshop updates.)
‘Bronzeville Garden" Community Building Future with Our Past
Dana Moessner, King Lincoln Bronzeville Neighborhood Association, Columbus, OH
Garden Design 101
Al Renner & Teague Weybright, Los Angeles Community Garden Council, Los Angeles, CA
How to Start a Community Garden
Sally McCabe, Pennsylvania Horticultural Soc., Philadelphia, PA
Habitat for Beneficial Organisms, Insects & Wildlife in Urban & Small Spaces
Christof Bernau, Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
Putting Community in Community Gardens
David King, Venice High School—the Learning Garden, Los Angeles, CA
Holistic Approach to Building Sustainable Communities
Bobby Wilson & Cathy Walker, Atlanta Urban Gardening Program, Atlanta, GA
Hope Drive Gardens: A Successful Model of Community Gardens in a Public Housing Complex
Liz Shaw & Rhonda Clark, Community Food Initiatives, Athens, OH
How to incorporate ornamental edibles into landscape
Virginia Oswald, garden designer, Columbus, OH
Keeping Bees at Community Gardens
Taggart, Cuyahoga County, OH
Keeping it Simple: The St. Cloud State University Community Garden as a Model for Building Community in the Changing Heartland
Tracy Ore, St. Cloud State University Community Garden, St. Cloud, MN
Rainwater Harvesting Systems
Chris Luers, Little Square Farm, LLC, Columbus, OH
Rainwater Harvesting: Design Solutions for Community Gardens
Jonathan Meier, Rain Brothers, LLC, Columbus, OH
COMMUNITY GARDENING PROGRAMS
Diversifying your Fundraising
Gary Goosman, Corp. for Ohio Appalachian Develop. Athens, OH
Andy Pressman, National Center for Appropriate Technology, Shavertown, PA
PLACE & PURPOSE
Community Gardenings on the World Wide Web
Miller, Columbus, OH
Developing a CG Network in your State/Province
Jim Flint, Friends of Burlington Gardens, Burlington, VT
From Casita to Gardenhaus
Carolin Mees, Berlin Univesity of Arts, Berlin, Germany
Creating Garden Policy for America with the Obama Administration
Neil Hamilton, Drake University Law School, Des Moines, IA & Livia Margues, People’s Garden, USDA, Washington, DC
From Detroit to Baltimore: Replicating Resource Networks
Kari Smith & Ashley Atkinson, Greening of Detroit, Detroit, MI and Chrissa Carlson & Sarah Krones, Parks & People Foundation & Maryland Cooperative Extension, Baltimore, MD
From Seed to Salad Bowl
Peggy Murphy, Dan Downing, Michael Leach, Green On “GO”, Columbus, OH
Preserving Community Gardens & Land Trusts
Betsy Johnson, South End/Lower Roxbury Open Space Land Trust, Ginny Salamy, Bexley, OH Boston, MA
Garden as a Spiritual Place
Small Garden Communities of Dresden, Germany
Ardine Nelson, Ohio State University Dept. of Art, Columbus, OH
Growing to Give - Christian Response to Local Hunger
Nikki Myers, ECO Ministry-Vineyard Church of Columbus, Columbus, OH
Starting Community Gardens in Parks
Bill Maynard, Sacramento Area Community Gardens, Sacramento, Christie Nohle, ECO Ministry-Vineyard Church of Columbus, CA & Charlie Monroe, DeKalb County Parks & Recreation Dept., Columbus, OH Lithonia, GA,
Gardening as Therapy
GARDENING, DESIGN, NUTRITION
Culturally Appropriate & Nutritionally Dense Crops for Community Gardens & School Gardens
Christof Bernau, Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
How to Sell What you Grew at a Farmers Market
Louise Mikesell-Wireman, Center for Innovative Food Technologies, Toledo, OH
Nourishing the Nation one Tray at a Time
Debra Eschmeyer, National Farm to School Network Center for Food & Justice, New Knoxville, OH
Garden Design w/ Habitat & Soil in Mind
Lia Webb, Plant It Green, Bayside, CA
The Urban Kitchen Garden-The Seed to Table Experience
Magdiale Wolmark, chef Dragonfly neo-v, Columbus, OH
Art Gardens to Create Sacred Earth Connections
Jim Embry, Sustainable Communities Network, Lexington, KY
Friday Evening, August 7
City Beets: Growing Food & Empowering Teens
Kat Cline & teens, Five River Metro Parks, Dayton, OH
Free Time to Explore Columbus Dinner on Your Own
See Page 6 for Wine Festival information OR
Developing a Meditative Nature Trail w/ HS Students
Amy Kaspar & students, Capitol Square Rotary Club, Columbus, OH
Engaging Youth in Gardening Projects,
Susanah Evans et al., Ever-Green Gardening, Columbus, OH
Grow for the Goal: Best Practices in the Development of Youth Gardening Programs for a Diversity of Goals
Chrissa Carlson, Ariel Demas & students, Maryland Cooperative Extension, Food for Life Program, Timonium, MD
At Franklin Park Conservatory, attend our fifth Community Garden Film Festival, including showing Academy Award-Nominated “The Garden.”
Importance of Place in Designing a High School Community Garden
Ed Ingman, Charles School at Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, OH
Local Matters—Local Food to School Program
Michael Jones, Local Matters, Columbus, OH
Conference code is B262000670. Rate: $104 for room with king bed or for rooms with 2 queens Airport The Columbus Airport is 5.3 miles from the Franklin Park which can accommodate up to 4 people. Price includes taxes. Parking: $10/day. Conservatory. Rental cars are in the airport terminal. Parking Parking is FREE at Franklin Park Conservatory. Lodging ACGA has reserved blocks of hotel rooms at two downtown Columbus hotels that are 2.5 miles from Franklin Park Conservatory. These hotels are walking distance to the Short North District. When making reservations, mention the ACGA conference. RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BEFORE JULY 6. (We will be organizing carpools and will have bicycles available to get from the hotels to Franklin Park Conservatory.) Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Convention Center 88 East Nationwide Boulevard, Columbus, OH 614-221-7008 https://wwwc.druryhotels.com/ PropertyOverview.aspx?Property=0107
Rate: $104 for room with king bed and $116 for room with 2 queens which can accommodate up to 4 people. Price includes taxes. Parking: $12/day. Staying through Sunday night may not be available.
Coming & Staying in Columbus
For those driving to Columbus or renting a car, there are numerous other hotel options within a 20 minute drive to Franklin Park Conservatory
Best Western Columbus North 888 E. Dublin Granville Rd., Columbus, OH 866-539-0036 10.8 miles to Franklin Park Conservatory http://www.bestwesternohio.com/hotels/bestwestern-columbus-north/
Rates start at $59, including taxes, for rooms with 2 doubles.
SpringHill Suites Columbus Airport Gahanna 665 Taylor Rd., Columbus, OH 614-501-4750 7.7 miles to Franklin Park Conservatory http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/cmhshspringhill-suites-columbus-airport-gahanna/
Rates: 98-$116 including taxes, for studio & 2 bedroom suites.
TownePlace Suties Columbus, Gahanna 695 Taylor Rd., Columbus 614-861-1400 7.7 miles to Franklin Park Conservatory http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/cmhtatowneplace-suites-columbus-airport-gahanna/
Rates start at $92, including taxes, for room with 2 double beds.
Red Roof Inn – Nationwide Arena-Columbus 111 E. Nationwide Blvd. Columbus, OH 800-733-7663 http://www.redroof.com/ reservations/property-detail.aspx?pid=262
Explore www.hotels.com http://www.hotels.com for other Columbus hotel options.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY CONFERENCE TOURS
On Saturday, August 8, conference participants have options of going on tours or staying at Franklin Park for workshops. All tours, except the bicycle tour (morning only) will be occur in both the morning and afternoon. These tours are included in the conference fee.
All participants who wish to go on a tour, must pre-register.
Saturday, August 8
9:00 AM - Noon and 2:00 - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Join us for the first ever Gears and Gardens: Annual Columbus Community Garden Bike Tour! Riders will ride on city streets to visit six of Columbus's wonderful community gardens. At each garden, riders will enjoy learning from a garden guide and exploring the grounds. The interactive garden tour will culminate at Surly Girl Saloon to hear a guest speaker and celebrate the day with delicious foods made with local produce from community gardens. What you need to know before you sign up: you do not need a bike, helmet, or water bottle to participate, but if you do, you are encouraged to bring them. Borrowed bikes and helmets can be reserved for out of town guests. Special clothing is not required. You do not need to be an expert rider to join in the fun, but you must be extremely comfortable riding a bike, have experience riding on city streets, and be able to ride 10 miles. On the day of the ride, participants must be present for a tour training session.
Church / Pantry Gardens
This tour will take you to several communities, churches and gardens that provide fresh produce to food pantries and soup kitchens. In the last few years, Columbus has seen an increased number of these types of gardens that are growing food for their local communities and for those in dire need. Many are church led and are utilizing the gardens not only for food donations but for youth and senior programs, nutritional programming and as outreach to bring new members into their fold.
Newly Developed Gardens
This tour will give you the opportunity to offer input to local community groups who are just beginning the process of building community gardens. Bring your expertise and design skills with you and be ready to offer insight to these new or expanding projects in Columbus. Many of these projects are now realizing the trials, tribulations and successes of first year gardens, while others may still be an empty lot or field that has yet to break ground.
School & Youth Gardens
How do schools deal with summer garden maintenance? What will the you learn in these outdoor environments? How are teachers, parents and community involved not only in the garden but the process of creating it? Learn how these gardens can Time: 8:30 - 10:45 AM become experiential playspaces, learning labs, outlets for creativity in the arts, offer lessons in nutrition and increase the opportunity Location: Blacklick, Ohio to hone math, science, reading and writing skills. Besides all that, http://www.shepherdscorner.org/ youth just simply find the gardens fun! Please join us for one of three concurrent Sunday morning tours: Farm: Stroll our 3 acres of vegetable gardens. We use a raisedCorporate Gardens bed system, drip tape irrigation and bio-intensive/ square-foot The days of the Victory and War Gardens brought vegetable gardening methods. gardens to nearly every large factory and many small businesses Labyrinth: Enjoy a peaceful morning by walking our turf labythroughout America. New corporate gardens are emerging again to rinth. 1 mile total distance. provide employee perks, health and wellness opportunities and often mandate a portion of the produce be donated to food banks. Meditative Trail: Be among the first to explore our interactive These gardens offer their associates free space to grow their own trail. Each of 8 stations has signage that includes site context, food, flowers and herbs, to bring their families in on weekends to a contemplation piece, and an activity. garden and to give back to the community. This tour will take you to two large corporate headquarters on the outskirts of Columbus who are creating a model for other large companies to follow.
Sunday, August 9 Shepherd’s Corner Farm & Ecology Center Farm, Labyrinth & Meditative Trail Tours
Friday and Saturday: Wine Tasting Event*
Also happening at Franklin Park Conservatory August 7-8, 2009 is the first annual Columbus Wine Festival presented by Giant Eagle. The two day festival features more than 200 domestic and international wines from more than 30 exhibitors. The affordable $30 entry fee ($25 in advance) includes a souvenir wine glass, festival program and wine tastings. The $10 designated driver ticket includes all of the activities at the festival with the exception of tastings. Telephone: 888 210 0074 http://www.columbuswinefestival.com/ $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $10 designated drivers ticket * This is not an ACGA event
ACGA’s 30th Annual Conference
“PUTTING DOWN ROOTS”
Conference rates are for ACGA members only. Non-members will be charged an additional $50 fee for membership, so renew or join ACGA with your registration. Organizational members are entitled to 4 individual memberships for conference registration purposes. Basic/Student $30 Organization $120 Professional $60 Sustaining $600 Corporate $1200 Sliding Scale $15-$25
CONFERENCE FEES Use this Information to Complete Registration Form on Page 8
PRE- & POST-CONFERENCE TOURS/WORKSHOP
Chadwick Arboretum Tour Chihuly Glass Collection Tour Food Security Workshop Kayak Trip $25 $10 $30 $25
Thursday evening August 6 – Sunday noon August 9, 2009
Full conference fees include: Thursday evening reception, Friday Opening Plenary , Workshops, Networking Lunch, Film Festival, Saturday Tours, Saturday Taste of Ohio and Silent Auction, Sunday Workshops/Morning Tour, and Closing Plenary. ACGA Members Non-Members Students Youth (<18 years) EARLY BIRD, By June 30 $200 $250 $100 $75 REGULAR $250 $300 $150 $100 LATE, After August 1 $300 $350 $200 $125 EARLY BIRD, By June 30 REGULAR
DAILY & FEES FOR SEPARATE ACTIVITIES
Friday Plenary, Workshops, Lunch, & Film Festival $100 Half Day Saturday Tour or Workshop (x2 for full day) $50 Saturday Banquet & Silent Auction $45 Full Day Saturday Workshops/Tours & Banquet $125 Sunday Workshop & Plenary $40 Welcome Reception $20 All prices are in U.S. dollars. Only checks in US dollars can be accepted.
$125 $65 $60 $150 $50 $25
On your own - See recommendations on Page 5.
Contact ACGA’s Office: 877-275-2242
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ACGA’s 30th Annual Conference
“PUTTING DOWN ROOTS”
REGISTRATION FORM—SUBMIT THIS PAGE
REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.COMMUNITYGARDEN.ORG
Please complete a separate for each person who will be attending. Name ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Organization (if applicable) ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Address (indicate if home or work) _________________________________________ City State/Province Zip/Postal Code Phone (indicate if home or work) ____________________________________________ Fax ___________________________________ Email __________________________________________ Name to appear on Badge [ ] Please do not include me in the conference attendees list. Member #, if known ________________ Exp. Date _________________
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Make Checks in U.S. dollars payable to the American Community Gardening Association Send to: ACGA, c/o FPC, 1777 East Broad St. Columbus, OH 43203 OR BY CREDIT CARD Credit Card Number: ____________________________________ Expiration Date: _______________________________ CVV # _______________ Signature: ____________________________________________________________________________ Mailing address for credit card if different from address above: ______________________________________________________________
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Saturday Tour: Do you wish to go on a Tour in BOTH the morning & the afternoon? __________ Choice: AM _________________________________ and/or PM ___________________________________________ For Bicycle Tour, do you need a bicycle or helmet? ____________________________________________________ Sunday Tour: Do you plan to go on the Shepherd’s Corner Tour? _______________ Please indicate dietary restrictions or accessibility requests: ___________________________________________
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