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American Community Gardening Association's 34th Annual Conference.

- 일시 : 2013년 8월 8일 ~ 11일
- 내용 : 컨퍼런스 일정 & 커뮤니티 가든 투어코스 소개

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  • Cultivating Community, Harvesting Health: Community Gardens to Urban Farms Seattle, WA | August 8–11, 2013 American Community Gardening Association’s 34th Annual Conference
  • Friends of ACGA: Welcome to the ACGA 2013 Annual Bi-national Conference: Cultivating Community, Harvesting Health: Community Garden to Urban Farms. As President of ACGA I would like to personally thank “the local planning committee and volunteers,” our attendees, and our sponsors because without you this conference could not have taken place. The American Community Gardening Association would like to thank the planning committee for their hard work to make this 2013 ACGA Conference a reality. The theme for this year’s conference speaks for itself: “Cultivating Community, Harvesting Health, and Community Garden to Urban Farms.” For me, community gardening goes beyond planting a seed and watching it grow. It is about addressing the needs of many families for fresh vegetables, it’s about social networking, it’s about community organizing, and most of all, it is about making a positive difference in the lives of people we are called upon to serve through community gardening. It is through our annual conferences that ACGA advocates for community gardening as a way to strengthen communities. This association knows that through community gardening, participants learn much more than how to grow vegetables. They learn how to sustain themselves and their communities to have a happier, cleaner, healthier, safer, and more productive future in all aspect of their lives. Community Gardening is about growing people. Thank you for being with us in Seattle, Washington as we grow more people for our communities and gardens. Sincerely, Bobby L. Wilson, President, ACGA Become an ACGA member to support the gardening movement! Visit www.communitygarden.org/support-us
  • Keynote Speakers Opening Session | Friday, August 9, 2012, 9:00–10:30 a.m. Valerie Segrest Community nutritionist, native foods educator, and champion for better health and social justice for indigenous people. Valerie Segrest is an enrolled member of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and works as the Community Nutritionist and Native Foods Educator for the Northwest Indian College’s Cooperative Extension Department. As an independent, creative and outspoken American Indian woman, she has developed a new perspective in addressing issues of health and social justice for indigenous peoples. Her goal is to restore health and well being to her tribe and other Native communities by combining traditional Native food and plant knowledge with modern scientific findings. Valerie is committed to creating culturally appropriate health systems in tribal communities and exemplifies dedication to tribal wellness through community-based research that impacts health disparities. She also creates and designs community gardens as well as researches and writes a monthly column for her blog, Feeding the Spirit, and community newspaper on local and wild foods of the Pacific Northwest. In years to come, Valerie will work as the coordinator of the Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project to collectively develop innovative and effective ways to build community food security through exploring tribal food assets and access to local and healthy foods. Luncheon | Friday, August 9, 2012, 12:45–2:00 p.m. Jim Diers Educator, community organizer, and author of Neighbor Power: Building Community the Seattle Way Jim Diers has a passion for getting people engaged with their communities and in the decisions that affect their lives. Since moving to Seattle in 1976, he put that passion to work for a direct-action neighborhood association, a community development corporation, a community foundation, and the nation’s largest health care cooperative. He was appointed the first director of Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods in 1988 where he served under three mayors over the next 14 years. Currently, Jim teaches courses in community organizing and development at the University of Washington and serves on the faculty of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute. He travels internationally to deliver speeches, present workshops, and provide technical assistance to community associations, non-profit organizations, and government. Jim received a BA and an honorary doctorate from Grinnell College. His work in the Department of Neighborhoods was recognized with an Innovations Award from the Kennedy School of Government, a Full Inclusion Award from the American Association on Developmental Disabilities, and the Public Employee of the Year Award from the Municipal League of King County. Jim’s book, Neighbor Power: Building Community the Seattle Way, is available in both English and Chinese editions. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS  |  1 
  • 2 | CONFERENCE SCHEDULE | Preconference—Thursday Conference Schedule Preconference: Growing a New Economy  |  Thursday, August 8, 2013 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Registration and Check-in  Gould Hall 8:00–8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast  Gould Hall 8:30–9:00 a.m. Pre-conference Welcome: Architecture Hall Growing a New Economy  Pre-Conference Session 1p—Panel Workshop 9:00–10:30 a.m. Putting Dollars and Sense to Urban Agriculture: Gould Hall Exploring the Community Connection Pre-Conference Session 2p—Panel Workshop 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Putting Up and Sharing What We Grow: Exploring Gould Hall the Costs and Benefits of Community Gardening 12:30–1:30 p.m. Lunch Lunch on the Avenue Self-guided with map to local restaurants 12:00 Noon–4:00 p.m. Visit Exhibitors Gould Hall Hands-on Trade and Skill Fair ■■ Fermentation Station ■■ Pollination Station ■■ Urban Livestock Roundup ■■ Sprouting New Gardeners ■■ Tasting Tables ■■ Educational Exhibits 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Opening Night Meet & Greet Gould Hall (See Special Events, page 22)
  • CONFERENCE SCHEDULE | Day 1—Friday  |  3  Conference Day 1  |  Friday, August 9, 2013 8:00–9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast Gould Hall 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Registration and Check-in  Gould Hall 9:00–10:30 a.m. Opening Session Architecture Hall, Auditorium 147 ■■ Bobby Wilson, ACGA President ■■ Welcoming Committee Representative(s) ■■ Darryl Smith, City of Seattle Deputy Mayor ■■ Sally Bagshaw, Seattle City Councilmember ■■ Valerie Segrest, Keynote Speaker 10:30–11:00 a.m. Networking Break and walk back to Gould Hall 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Session 1 Workshop Panels ■■ Support Services for Autonomous Gould 440* Community Gardens Fred Conrad, Community Garden Coordinator, Atlanta Community Food Bank (Atlanta) Bobby Wilson, President, American Community Gardening Association Highlighting fifteen years of our two independent service providers that often work together to ensure the success of a huge diversity of autonomous community gardens scattered across city and county lines in metropolitan Atlanta. Working by invitation only, we try to fulfill the unmet needs of every community garden demographic imaginable. ■■ City of Seattle Neighborhood Matching Fund Program Gould 114* Patricia Lopez, NMF Program Supervisor, City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Allynn Ruth, Garry Owens, and Laurie Ames, NMF Project Manager, City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods This workshop will provide an overview of the City of Seattle Neighborhood Matching Fund program. This unique City program has 25 years of partnering with community groups in making community projects a reality. Workshop Themes Make It Grow Horticulture, permaculture, and city livestock Make It Happen Policy, implementation, and management Community Gardening & Society Culture & social and environmental justice Sound Mind & Body Health, prevention, and therapy The Food System Garden/farm to table to compost to garden/farm Make It Happen Make It Happen * = combined sessions
  • 4 | CONFERENCE SCHEDULE | Day 1—Friday Conference Day 1  |  Friday, August 9, 2013 Session 1 Workshop Panels, continued ■■ Where to Grow? Using GIS to Identify Potential Gould 442 Community Garden Sites Christopher Walter, Geospatial Director, Forterra, Matt Dressler, Geospatial Analyst/GIS Volunteer, Forterra Chris Hoffer, Management Analyst, Department of Housing and Urban Development This workshop will describe how to use Geographic Information Systems to identify the most suitable locations for community gardens, urban farms and food forests. Participants will learn in detail how this approach was utilized by the city of Federal Way, Washington and identify resources for conducting a suitability assessment in their own community. ■■ Moving Forward: How to Collaborate Across Departments Alder 107 to Achieve Integrated Citywide Food Policy Sharon Lerman, Food Policy Advisor, City of Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment Allison Schwartz, Planner, City of Seattle Department of Transportation Shanyanika McElroy, Experiential Education Coordinator, City of Seattle Department of Parks & Recreations How can city department work together to improve urban agriculture policy? This presentation brings together presenters from multiple City of Seattle departments to share strategies we’ve used to advance food policy in our city, including urban agriculture land use code changes and a municipal agriculture pilot program. ■■ The Big Garden: Growing Food and Community Gould 208J Across Nebraska Nathan Morgan, Director, The Big Garden Matt Freeman, Operations Manager, The Big Garden The Big Garden’s mission is to improve nutritional health and facilitate community development in Nebraska by building the capacity of community organizations, congregations and schools through the act of gardening. The Big Garden is a network of 70 community gardens across Nebraska. ■■ Working Effectively with City Governments: Gould 100 Preserving Land, Getting Water, etc. Miriam Avins, Executive Director Baltimore Green Space Abby Cocke, Environmental Planner Baltimore City Office of Sustainability Does your municipality’s government understand what community gardeners need, and how collaboration benefits everyone? Join a Baltimore City Planner and the director of Baltimore Green Space—a nonprofit land trust that worked with City government to secure a $1 price for land—to learn how to talk so bureaucrats understands. Bring your issues! Make It Grow Sound Mind & Body Make It Happen Make It Happen
  • CONFERENCE SCHEDULE | Day 1—Friday  |  5  Conference Day 1  |  Friday, August 9, 2013 Session 1 Workshop Panels, continued ■■ Design in P-Patch Community Gardens: Gould 322 Realizing Community Aspirations Jeff Hou Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Washington Mark Brands and Clayton Beaudoin, Site Workshop John Barker, Principal, Landscape Architect, Barker LA Eric Higbee, Landscape Architect, Higbee Design Collaborative Laura Raymond, Department of Neighborhoods, P-Patch Community Gardening Program A panel of experienced landscape architects and the P-Patch Levy projects coordinator will share important lessons about building consensus for projects on limted budged, incorporating the mixed needs and desires of diverse communities and helping communities actually build their dream gardens. ■■ Tukwila’s New Namaste Community Garden: Gould 102 Strong Partnerships in a Diverse Community Skye Schell, Community Engagement Manager, Forterra Donna Ferraro, Pastoral Associate, St. Thomas Catholic Church International Rescue Committee Chris Hoffer, HUD Presidential Management Fellow, Forterra The Namaste Community Garden at St. Thomas Church in Tukwila offers lessons in how to start a new community garden with a wide group of partners in a culturally diverse city. We will discuss what worked/what didn’t, and dialogue with audience members who are starting similar projects. ■■ Lettuce Link and  Good Cheer: Growing Gardens Gould Fish Bowl 312 and Sharing Healthy Food Michelle Benetua, Manager, Lettuce Link Cary Peterson, Coordinator, Good Cheer Food Bank Garden Sue McGann, Coordinator, Solid Ground With the healthiest food costing the most, low-income individuals face great challenges in eating nutritiously. Lettuce Link, a program of Solid Ground in Seattle and the Good Cheer Food Bank on Whidbey Island engage volunteers, build community, and provide valued fresh vegetables for food banks through education, gardening and partnerships. ■■ Community Through the Hive Gould 110* Bob Redmond, Proprietor, Urban Bee Company Learn how to cultivate a healthy ecosystem of bees, habitats, and humans. We will discuss how to integrate bees in community gardens, how to include forage in your garden and promote it locally. Finally, we will practice hand-on experiences that can be easily reproduced in your community. ■■ Bat’s are a Garden’s (and Gardeners) Best Friend Gould 110* Heidi Richter, Volunteer, Bats Northwest Learn the basics of bat biology and behavior while getting an introduction to the most common species. Discover ways to attract and retain bats in the garden, including how to increase the chances of getting bats to colonize a bat house. Hear common questions and answers to widespread public misconceptions about bats. The session will conclude with hands-on bat house building activates. Make It Grow Make It Grow Make It Grow Sound Mind & Body Community Gardening & Society * = combined sessions
  • 6 |  CONFERENCE SCHEDULE | Day 1—Friday Conference Day 1  |  Friday, August 9, 2013 Session 1 Workshop Panels, continued ■■ Loutet Farm: Building a Farm Community Gould 236 / 240* on Abandoned Space Emily Jubenvill, Community Coordinator, Edible Garden Project Heather Johnstone, Manager, Edible Garden Project Loutet Farm is an exciting community farm imitative in the City of North Vancouver. After nearly 2 years of work with the municipality, a half-acre farm was built with over 200 volunteers on an abandoned plot of parkland. Loutet Farm is flourishing as a community hub, and we’re working to prove the small scale urban agriculture model. Join us to learn how we got here and where we’re going. ■■ Reclaiming the Commons: A New Story of Dependence Gould 236 / 240* Matthew Kenshaw, Urban Agriculture Coordinator, LifeCycles Project Society Matthew will highlight key findings from his recently completed thesis, investigating how involvement with a land reclamation and food sovereignty project influences participant’s investments in the urban landscape. 12:45 p.m.–2:00 p.m.  Luncheon Gould Court ■■ Luncheon—Plenary Session ■■ Bobby Wilson, ACGA Annual Conference ■■ ACGA Committee Reports ■■ Keynote Speaker: Jim Diers ■■ Video of Next Host City: Chicago 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Session 2 Workshop Panels ■■ Challenges of Urban Ag in Seoul Metropolitan Gould 100 Kangoh Lee, Secretary General, Seoul Green Trust Foundation Dr. Chang-woo Lee, Prof. Wansoon Kim, Dr. Jin Jang Four Presentations about how urban agriculture is active and aggressive in Seoul: 77 Dr. Changwoo Lee: Urban agriculture policy of Seoul Metropolitan City Kangoh Lee: Community Garden Movement in Seoul 77 Dr. Jin Jang: Development of School Farm Program 77 Prof. Wansoon Kim: Policy, laws, and Institutions of Urban Agriculture in Korea’ by. You can ■■ Mentoring for Community Gardens Gould 435 Nicole Martini Coordinator Master Garden, WSU Pierce County Extension Sharon Collman, Horticulture IPM Educator WSU Snohomish County Extension Washington State University has developed volunteer programs that train volunteer educations to work with community gardeners so that they may be more successful in growing their own fruit and vegetables. This is an opportunity to learn how to begin, or further develop, a mentoring program in your county. Make It Grow Community Gardening & Society Sound Mind & Body Make It Happen * = combined sessions
  • CONFERENCE SCHEDULE | Day 1—Friday  |  7  Conference Day 1  |  Friday, August 9, 2013 Session 2 Workshop Panels, continued ■■ Community Gardening in the Heartland: Gould 208J Opportunity Gardens, Food Pantry Gardens and Seeds that Feed in Mid-Missouri Bill McKelvey, Project Coordinator, University of Missouri Daniel Soetaert, Executive Director, Springfield Urban Agriculture Coalition Jill Lucht, Project Director, Center for Health Policy, University of Missouri Tracy Greever, Rice Interim Director, Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis, University of Missouri Urban and rural Missouri is innovating to improve food access and build community through a variety of approaches. Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture and University of Missouri will discuss projects involving public housing gardens, partnerships between local businesses and non-profits, seed distribution for food pantry clients, and food pantry gardens. ■■ Gardening with the Indigenous Gould 114 Valerie Segrest, Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project Coordinator, Northwest Indian College Miguel Hernandez, Muckleshoot Community Gardener, Northwest Indian College Caitlin Krenn, Nisqually Community Gardener, Nisqually Tribe Elizabeth Campbell, Garden Specialist at Northwest Indian Treatment Center, Northwest Indian College Community gardens are sprouting up throughout tribal communities of Western Washington. In this workshop participants will be inspired to expand their theories on garden design for food production on many different scales through sharing stories of gardens led by Muckleshoot, Lummi, Nisqually and Squaxin tribal communities. Come and learn about how these growing spaces are being utilized for more than just food production, they are becoming spaces where healing can take place. ■■ Growing Food Security: Fighting Hunger Gould 110 in Your Community through Gleaning & Victory Gardening Micaela Cooley, Program Coordinator, Tacoma Pierce Community Garden Program Emily Garofalo, Coordinator, Pierce County Conservation District The increased need for food assistance programs in communities across the country creates a unique opportunity for community garden & urban agricultural programs to play a critical role in fighting hunger. The Tacoma/ Pierce County Community Garden Program support gardeners, farmers, and volunteers to help alleviate hunger in their communities though gleaning, produce sharing, and education. Community Gardening & Society Community Gardening & Society Sound Mind & Body
  • 8 |  CONFERENCE SCHEDULE | Day 1—Friday Conference Day 1  |  Friday, August 9, 2013 Session 2 Workshop Panels, continued ■■ Healthy Gardens, Healthy Youth: Alder 107 The People’s Garden School Pilot Project Brad Gaolach, Community Sustainability Specialist, WSU Extension Kerri Wilson, Square Foot Nutrition Project and People’s Garden School Pilot Project Caroline Kiang, Extension Specialist, Community/Environmental Horticulture Program Daleta Thurness, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Youth Program Specialist Healthy Gardens, Healthy Youth is a national research project led by Cooperative Extension involving 57 schools in 4 states, that examines impacts of school gardens on fruit/vegetable consumption, physical activity, science learning and other outcomes. Learn how a national project can be regionally adapted to integrate gardening into classroom learning. ■■ Tierra de Niño’s: Global Youth Garden Gould 440 Jennifer Geist, The Language Link Justine Connely, Global Workshop Manager, The Language Link Tierra de Niños Project is practiced in 8 countries around the world, engaging several thousand youth in garden projects that are based on the Incan philosophy of cultivating the earth: any given piece of land should be planted one third to benefit the community, one third to benefit nature and one third our one’s self and family. The program encourages student ownership of the land (both literally and figuratively), a sense of responsibility, teamwork, leadership skill, art and community engagement. At this workshop, we will display the extensive, bilingual curriculum materials for our workshop attendees, should they be interested in starting their own program. ■■ Retail Innovations to Support Local Agriculture Gould 322 Carrie Ferrence, CEO and Co-founder, StockBox Neighborhood Grocery Small business also has a role to play in supporting urban agriculture by sourcing produce, meals, and ingredients from local farmers and suppliers. StockBox Grocery is working to support communities and the regional food system with improved and hyper-local access to good food. ■■ FEEST: Grow, Cool, Eat, Lead Gould 236 / 240* Cristina Orbe, Founding Director, FEEST (Food, Empowerment, Education, Sustainability Team) TBD, Youth Intern, FEEST In this session FEEST explores how to turn our kitchens and gardens into strong hubs for social change. Learn how we use both growing and cooking food to empower youth to become leaders, take action, and advocate for a more just food system. Community Gardening & Society Community Gardening & Society Sound Mind & Body The Food System * = combined sessions
  • CONFERENCE SCHEDULE | Day 1—Friday  |  9  Conference Day 1  |  Friday, August 9, 2013 Session 2 Workshop Panels, continued ■■ Art’s Place: Envigorating Your Garden with Community Gould 236 / 240* Nicole Kistler, Artist, Urban Agriculture Artist-in-Residence Do you have harvest festivals, seed swaps, and music in the garden? What else? Beginning with a brief overview of Seattle’s newly unveiled Urban Agriculture Art Plan, the session will move to using the opportunities at attendees own gardens to further explore strategies for incorporatingpublic art and cultural events as a way to build community. ■■ What’s Wrong with My Vegetable Crop Gould 102* Joe Novak, Consultant, GardenPro This workshop will review the problems that may develop in the more common vegetable crops. Plant problems caused by such factors as pest, pathogens, the environment and the gardener will be examined. Recommendations will be given for prevention and control strategies that may be used in the holistic garden. ■■ Kill Them All, Insects? Gould 102* Charlie Monroe, Natural Resource Manager Dekalb County Government Kill Them All, Insects focuses on the importance of being able to properly ID insects and their impact on gardens. All insects are not harmful—some are beneficial. Managing the insect population of your garden impacts the harvest. Participants will be instructed on the basis of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) which is an environmentally friendly way to manage pests. ■■ Creating Community through Gardening in Aging Gould 442* Japanese Apartment Complexes Fujio Hirata, Professor, University of Hyogo Japan I will make a presentation about revitalizing an aging community in an old housing complex by planning and managing a vegetable project cultivated by residents of the housing complex. ■■ Managing Flood Area by Greening Gould 442* Noriko Akita, Assoc. Professor, Chiba University At this workshop, associate professor Noriko Akita shares her case study on how community gardening and greening efforts re-energized the Japanese tsunami affected areas, and re-connected the disaster victims. ■■ Strategic Trial of Urban Gardening Gould 442* in Densely Inhabitated Tokyo Dr. Yoritaka Tashiro, Professor, Chiba University Rumi Sato, Executive Director, NPO Birth The needs for urban gardening in the high price dense Tokyo area presents many challenges. This workshop will share how an intermediary organization, NPO Birth, was formed to help bring government and the people together to make urban gardening a reality. In addition, the workshop will present effective strategies that was used to sustain their urban gardening efforts. Community Gardening & Society Community Gardening & Society Community Gardening & Society Community Gardening & Society Make It Grow Make It Grow * = combined sessions
  • 10 |  CONFERENCE SCHEDULE | Day 1—Friday Conference Day 1  |  Friday, August 9, 2013 Session 2 Workshop Panels, continued ■■ Culturally Specific Foods: Impacts on Food Pantry Gould Fish Bowl 312* Recipients’ Health and Well-Being Susie Mallard Barnes, Assistant Professor / Field Director, Campbell University Based on Dr. Mallard Barnes’ research with food pantry clients, the impacts of receiving culturally specific produce on client dignity and their sense of social inclusion are explored. Information on culturally specific food is shared. Interactive activities include a sampling of some of these plant-based dishes. ■■ Rainier Valley Eats! How to Develop Gould Fish 312* Natural Food Centers in Your Community Becca Fong, Seattle Tilth Grow, share, and eat your way to a healthier, more food secure, and more connected community. 3:45 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Session 3 Workshop Panels ■■ Show Me the Money! (Show Them the Outcomes) Gould 436* Joy Goetz, Community Health Dietitian, Open Hand Atlanta Marcia Berlin, Health & Wellness Specialist, Atlanta Regional Commission Measuring the outcomes of a community garden gives you a strong case when applying for grants. This session highlights the successes and “lessons learned” from an evaluation of the Senior Community Garden Initiative in Atlanta, and displays how a live cooking demonstration was an effective teaching tool for nutrition education and behavior change. ■■ Raising Resources for Your Project: Gould 436* Need Money & Volunteers for Your Garden, Farm or Project? Karja C Hansen, Project Recruiting Manager, ioby.org Need money for materials, staff or programs for your farm, garden or related project? We will teach you how to successfully fundraise for your project while deepening engagement with your base. Ioby.org connects people and money to projects that make neighborhoods healthier and more sustainable. We’ll teach tried and true practices from other community gardens and urban farms. ■■ Increasing Community Engagement & Food Access Gould 110 through Innovative Partnerships Claire Baker, Director of Gardening Programs, PA Horticultural Society PHS engages neighbors and expands community gardening to increase access to fresh produce in underserved communities. This session will tell three stories from three culturally diverse and disparate neighborhoods that illustrate unique partnerships that have engaged communities to introduce or expand community gardening and education. Community Gardening & Society Community Gardening & Society The Food System The Food System The Food System * = combined sessions
  • CONFERENCE SCHEDULE | Day 1—Friday  |  11  Conference Day 1  |  Friday, August 9, 2013 Session 3 Workshop Panels, continued ■■ Inclusion: Building & Sustaining Community Gardens Gould Fish Bowl 312 in Diverse Communities Eric Higbee, Owner/Landscape Architect Higbee Design Collaborative Kenya Fredie and Laura Raymond, Community Garden Coordinators, DON P-Patch Program Eden Teng, Site Leadership Volunteer, New Holly Youth & Family P-Patch A panel will discuss the rewarding and challenging process of reaching out and including all members of a multi-cultural and mixed income community during the design, construction, and ongoing operation of the New Holly Youth and Family P-Patch in SE Seattle. ■■ Building Additional Resources into the Community Gould 208J through Educational “Hub Gardens” Bill Dawson, Growing to Green Program Coordinator, Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens-Growing to Green Community Gardening Program-12 by 2012 Initiative. The intent is to establish 12 community garden educational hubs throughout the area that can act as sites for educational outreach, be examples of community garden best practices and act as mentors to other nearby gardens. ■■ Market Gardening: Models for Community Food Gould 114 Production on Public Land Julie Bryan, Bunly Yun, and Minh Chau Le, Community Garden Coordinators, DON, P-Patch Program This presentation explores two different models of market gardening developed by the Seattle P-Patch Community Gardening Program. One employs multicultural public housing residents who operate a subscription farm and farm stand; the other leases small plots of public land to low income farmers who sell or share their produce. ■■ Closing the Loop: Nutrient and Carbon Cycling Alder 107 in the Urban Ecosystem Kristen McIvor, Community Garden Coordinator, Pierce Conservation District Kate Kurtz, Biosolids Project Manager, King County Department of Natural Resources & Parks Carbon and nutrient recycling is important for sustainable urban infrastructure, but also can play a critical role in healthy soil management. Organic residuals are simultaneously a waste and a resource. When managed properly, these residuals can help to grow healthy, productive gardens that are integral pieces of healthy cities. Community Gardening & Society The Food System Make It Happen Make It Grow
  • 12 |  CONFERENCE SCHEDULE | Day 1—Friday Conference Day 1  |  Friday, August 9, 2013 Session 3 Workshop Panels, continued ■■ Gardening for Wildlife: at Home, at School, Gould 100 and in Your Community Courtney Sullivan, Education Manager, Pacific Region National Wildlife Federation (Pacific Region) Laura Spehar, Community Wildlife Habitat Team Leader, National Wildlife Federation (Pacific Region) Anyone can create a garden that attracts beautiful wildlife and help restore habitat at home, at school, and in your community. In Washington, we have created a wildlife habitat corridor, hear from local volunteer leaders about their community efforts and learn about resources, tools and frameworks to help you create wildlife habitat. ■■ Cultivating a Rooftop Garden: Strategies for Successful Gould 322 Design and Management Colin McCrate, Founder, Seattle Urban Farm Company Jessica Roundy, Landscape Designer, Seattle Urban Farm Company City rooftops will play a crucial role in the further development of urban food systems, and during this session, participants will learn design principles and management techniques for rooftop production as illustrated by Seattle Urban Farm Company’s work at restaurants across the city. ■■ Yes! You Can Grow Rice in the City Gould 435 Phyllis Odessey, Director of Horticulture, Randall’s Island Park Alliance Eun Young Sebazco, Horticulture Manager, Randall’s Island Park Alliance Nick Storrs, Urban Farmer, Randall’s Island Park Alliance The Randall’s Island Urban Farm’s three rice paddies, the first in New York City, demonstrate how you can grow traditional rice in the city. We will discuss the methods and techniques for utilizing rice as an educational tool for students of all ages: especially in culturally diverse communities. ■■ Garden City Harvest: Building Community Gould 236 / 240* through Agriculture Genevieve Jessop Marsh, Community Outreach Director & Community Garden Director, Garden City Harvest Learn about an innovative model featured in critically acclaimed boo, Growing a Garden City, of urban agriculture that centers on community. From the PTA to the Missoula County Public School’s Central Kitchen, from the Youth Drug Court to the local Catholic Cemetery—this session will teach how to Garden City Harvest makes partnerships all over the place, working with and for local food in Missoula, and how you can do the same—drawing examples from urban farms, community gardens, school gardens, teen job skills training, and education programs in the classroom and on the farm. Community Gardening & Society Make It Happen Make It Grow Make It Grow * = combined sessions
  • CONFERENCE SCHEDULE | Day 1—Friday  |  13  Conference Day 1  |  Friday, August 9, 2013 Session 3 Workshop Panels, continued ■■ Garden City Harvest Documentary Gould 236 / 240* Seth Friedman, Education Coordinator, Cloud Mountain Farm Center 13-minute documentary video about a unique community/educational farm that is a partnership between a non-profit organization (Garden City Harvest) and an educational institution (Univ. of Montana). This farm is called the PEAS Farm (Program in Ecological Agriculture and Society), and it involves students from elementary to college, as well as community members through a vibrant CSA, and even involves the elderly through volunteer programs and the Mobile Market, which brings the produce directly into senior and low-income communities. 7:00–10:00 p.m. ACGA Gala Dinner and Silent Auction (See Special Events, page 22) Community Gardening & Society * = combined sessions
  • Conference Day 2  |  Saturday, August 10, 2013 8:00–9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast Gould Hall 8:00 a.m.–Noon Registration and Check-in  Gould Hall 10:00 a.m.–Noon Video Festival: Growing Community Gould 322 from the Ground Up (See Special Events, page 22) 10:15 a.m.–Noon P-Patch and Greenway Bike Tour: How Seattle Rolls (Meet at Recycled Cycles Bike Shop, 1007 NE Boat St.) 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Session 4 Workshop Panels ■■ Urban Agriculture in the Wild West: “Pardnering” Gould 440 with Local Government Susan Finlayson, Network Coordinator, Wasatch Community Gardens Julie Peck-Dabling, Program Manager, Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation Bridget Stuchly, Outreach Program Mgr, Division of Sustainability & the Environment Salt Lake City Corporation Although many cities across the U.S. have community garden programs, Utah has innovative ways of leveraging limited local government and non- profit capacity to nonetheless expand support for community gardens and urban farms. By focusing on partnerships, community garden advocates in Utah are growing stronger than ever! ■■ Roads We’ve Taken: Stories of Sustainability Gould 110 from Seattle Area Youth Garden Programs Emily Bishton, Director/Lead Instructor, Owner/Garden Educator, Magnuson Community Center Nature Programs/Green Light Gardening Lisa Taylor, Program Manager, Seattle Tilth Amelia Swinton, Garden & Nutrition Educator, Lettuce Link Brenda Running, Director of the Nature & Art Explorers Program, Shadow Lake Elementary School Liz Bullard, Executive, Director & Founder, Seattle Play Garden The goal of this panel discussion is to inform and inspire volunteers and staff with a wide variety of “avenues for success” in creating and developing a youth program, thinking “outside the box” in the collaborations, partnership, and funding opportunities to reach for, and ways to sustainably grow a program. ■■ Best Practices in Community Garden Management: Gould 114 Examples from Urban, Suburban & Rural NJ Luke Drake, Research Associate, Rutgers University Community gardening involves a range of benefits, but it also means addressing a variety of challenges. Learn what has worked for others, what hasn’t, and what other community gardens are doing to resolve some of the common issues we all face. This session is intended for garden managers and/or coordinators. 14 |  CONFERENCE SCHEDULE | Day 2—Saturday Make It Happen Make It Happen Make It Happen
  • Conference Day 2  |  Saturday, August 10, 2013 Session 4 Workshop Panels, continued ■■ Edible Neighborhoods: Cooperative Growing Gould 435 Michael Seliga, El Presidente Cascadia, Edible Landscapes Natalie Thompson, Coordinator, Edible Neighborhoods Imagine your neighborhood as one interconnected gardening this interactive workshop with Cascadia Edible Landscapes.You’ll discuss the concept of an edible neighborhood, learn about edible and medicinal shrubs, herbs, vegetables, and trees, and leave with an understanding of how to organize and implement a community of growing food collaboratively with your neighbors. ■■ Bridge Over Summer—Keeping School Gould Fish Bowl 312* Gardens Thriving Zsofia Pasztor, President, Farmer Frog Learn innovative solutions for the ‘summer garden death’ challenge. In schools summer is the toughest time for gardens-we solved this problem and created a solution people can’t wait to participate in. Families are eager to garden and share the crops while they keep the garden going for the school. ■■ Developing Food Literacy & Community Partnerships Gould Fish Bowl 312* through Youth Gardens Philip Lee, Co-Founder, Readers to Eaters Rick Swann, Author, Our School Garden Explore garden education through books. A publisher and an author will discuss books that promote gardening through growing, cooking, and eating. We will also explore ways to partner with libraries, parks, and community gardens with schools and youth programs to promote food literacy and grow a community through food. ■■ Mapping Urban Orchards in the Digital Age Gould 436* Kristen Ramer Liang, Board Member, City Fruit Matt Pope, Secretary/Board Member, City Fruit City Fruit has long used web mapping tools to display orchard steward site and tree data; in this workshop we will share information about how we created a mobile friendly tool for orchard steward site visitors to learn more about urban fruit trees and sign up to volunteer on-site. ■■ Tree Fruit in Parks-Sustainable Bounty Gould 436* or Impossible Dream Bob Baines, Park Maintenance Crew Chief, Seattle Parks & Recreation For 50 years, park planners and administrators have discouraged or banned fruit growing in parks for a variety of reasons, citing high maintenance costs, pest management issues, and legal liability. Bob will describe the transition in Seattle Parks and the key components of a program that now accepts and promotes fruit growing on parks property. CONFERENCE SCHEDULE | Day 2—Saturday  |  15  Make It Grow Make It Grow Make It Happen Make It Happen Make It Happen * = combined sessions
  • Conference Day 2  |  Saturday, August 10, 2013 Session 4 Workshop Panels, continued ■■ Making the Jungle a Garden Again Gould 436* Craig Thompson, Green Seattle, City Fruit, Dr. Jose Rizal Park The natural landscape poses public safety challenges in our cities. By understanding how to meet those challenges, stewards of urban forests, orchards, and gardens can meet sustainable restoration and agricultural goals while creating cross-cultural ties and community-base solutions. ■■ Produce Empowerment: Addressing Hunger & Nutrition Gould 100* Through Urban Gardening Kathy Pryor and Todd Hunsdorfer, Co-founders, South Park Fresh Starts Dianne Garcia, Volunteer, South Park Fresh Starts This session will examine the creation and continue success of South Park Fresh Start, a program that empowers low-income communities to grow healthy, nutritious food in their homes and neighborhoods. Through a greenhouse attached to a food bank, volunteers distribute organic vegetable plant starts for families to take home to grow. To date, the program has distributed over 12,000 plant starts. ■■ Grow, Share, Prepare: SFC’s Integrated Food Systems Gould 100* Approach to Cultivating a Healthy Community and a Strong Local Food System Susan Leibrock, Community Relations Director, Sustainable Food Center Sari Albornoz, Co-Director, Sustainable Food Center Sustainable Food Center’s new Training Center features gardens, a community kitchen, and a farmers’ market, and is a place where community members can learn experientially about growing, sharing and preparing healthy food and participating in their local food system. Learn how to replicate this food systems approach in your community! ■■ Elder Farm Program Serves Refugee Gould 236 / 240 and Immigrant Elders Katie Penke Programs Manager Seattle Tilth—SE Programs Michael Neguse, Organizer, Seattle Neighborhood Group East African elders improve health, increase access to fresh, healthy foods, and create community through elder food and farm programs. 10:45 a.m.–Noon Video Festival: Growing Community Gould 322 from the Ground Up 16 |  CONFERENCE SCHEDULE | Day 2—Saturday Make It Happen Community Gardening & Society Community Gardening & Society Sound Mind & Body * = combined sessions
  • Conference Day 2  |  Saturday, August 10, 2013 10:45 a.m.–Noon Session 5 Workshop Panels ■■ Growing your Social Media Presence and Influence Gould 110 Beginning with Facebook Kathleen Warren, President, Warren Communication Nicole Logan, Social Media Manager, Social Werks Communications Most people understand the importance and value of a vibrant social media presence. But most small non-profits have a difficult time offering both the best content and staying atop the always changing world of social media. This is an opportunity to learn practical ways to keep your Facebook page visible, relevant and engaging to your audience and to better understand how to measure results. ■■ Empowering Adult Learners through Garden Education: Gould 208J Oregon Food Bank’s Seed to Supper Program Ali Abbors, Learning Gardens Program Coordinator, Oregon Food Bank Jemila Hart, Resident Services Coordinator, Housing Authority of Clackamas County Denissia Withers, Adjunct Instructor, Portland State University Effective, adult-focused garden education programs can increase resiliency, community connectivity and self-confidence—empowering learners and increasing individual and community food security. OFB’s Seed to Supper is a mobile, basic gardening course designed for food-insecure adults. Learn about the program and come away with ideas to replicate it in your community! ■■ Digging Economic Sustainability into the Urban Gould 435 Food Movement Peter Ladner, Author, The Urban Food Revolution Peter Ladner will look at what community groups, anti-poverty advocates, cities and entrepreneurs around North America are doing to put the urban food movement onto a more secure financial footing. ■■ Grow Food: Growing Great Food & Cohesive Gould 236 / 240 Community through Food System Programming Shanyanika McElroy, Urban Food Systems Program Coordinator, Seattle Parks & Recreation Sophia Sasaki, Volunteer Coordinator, Miller Community Center Garden Our workshop will highlight Seattle Parks and Recreation’s efforts to create equitable access to healthy food, opportunities for culturally-relevant recreation, and environmental awareness. Participants will get a short overview of Good Food Program, engage in a hands-on activity that will help illustrate the tools it takes to develop successful programs, and participate in the group discussion. ■■ Asset Based Community Development: Identifying Gould 208J Resources for your Community Garden & How Your Community Garden is a Resource for the Community Betsy Johnson, Board Member, ACGA Based on the workshop in ACGA’s Growing Communities Curriculum, learn how Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) brings a whole new perspective to identifying resources and gaining support for a community garden, farmer’s market, or other community endeavors. CONFERENCE SCHEDULE | Day 2—Saturday  |  17  Make It Happen Make It Happen Community Gardening & Society Community Gardening & Society The Food System * = combined sessions
  • 18 |  CONFERENCE SCHEDULE | Day 2—Saturday Make It Grow Make It Happen Community Gardening & Society The Food System The Food System Conference Day 2  |  Saturday, August 10, 2013 Session 5 Workshop Panels, continued ■■ Reaching All Communities: Use of Interpreters Gould 442 and Translators in Community Gardens Julie Bryan, Community Garden Coordinator, DON, P-Patch Program By looking at the Seattle P-Patch Community Gardening Program, we will have a conversation about how interpreters, translators, and bilingual staff can help to encourage community members with limited English proficiency to actively participate in this community-focused program. Bring your ideas and experience working in other community groups. Let’s share! ■■ Functional Biodiversity: Managing Mini-Livestock (Bugs) Gould 436 in an Urban Setting Rex Dufour, West Coast Regional Director, NCAT (National Center for Appropriate Technology This session will cover simple, ecological approaches to better manage the mini-livestock (bugs) that can either benefit your garden, or damage your crops. Learn how to create more habitat, above-and below-ground, for the good bugs, and less for the not-so-good ones, and why these approaches work. ■■ Growing Youth Growing Food Growing Cleveland: Gould 440 Urban Farming & the Fight Against Food Deserts Kelly Barrett, Farm Manager, Cleveland Botanical Garden With over half the population gone, urban blight is overwhelming neighborhoods in Cleveland, Ohio. However, through urban farming, an effort is being make by numerous organizations and community members to not only beautify vacant lots, but also provide affordable, local, organically grown food in low income neighborhoods. ■■ Schoolyard Habitats Gould 300* Courtney Sullivan, Education Manager, National Wildlife Federation (Pacific Region) To help reconnect today’s children to the outdoors, the National Wildlife Federation assists schools in developing outdoor classrooms called Schoolyard Habitats, where educators and students learn how to attract and support local wildlife. Learn about resources, curriculum and school case studies. ■■ Creating Sustainable Environmental Education Gould 300* Gardens at Schools—The Lake George Elementary School Project Bert Weber, Resource Educator and Community Garden Coordinator, Cornell Extension Presentation on the development of an environmental garden at the NY Elementary School. The focus of the garden is sustainable practices in gardening to protect the watershed and encourage wildlife. The garden Features a green roof, permeable hardscape, native plants, composting bins and vegetable gardening. The entire garden is contained in an interior courtyard of the school. * = combined sessions
  • 12:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Tours (See page 24 for details.) Meet tour leaders in Gould Court by 12:15 p.m. Buses leave parking location by 12:30 p.m. Bike Tour participants leave earlier, and should have received special instructions. 8:00 p.m. Film Night Gould 322 Join us after dinner for a cozy evening of popcorn and a screening of Symphony of the Soil (104 minutes), directed by Deborah Koons Garcia, an accomplished filmmaker and widow of Jerry Garcia. Symphony of the Soil is one part of a multi-film project that explores the world of soil, including how it is formed, its life cycle, human uses and misuses in agriculture, and soil’s role in addressing global environmental problems. After the film, (if you are still awake!) let’s share our ideas questions and observations of the film in light of Urban soils and Community Gardening. (See Special Events, page 22 for more details) CONFERENCE SCHEDULE | Day 2—Saturday  |  19 
  • 20 |  CONFERENCE SCHEDULE | Day 3—Sunday Conference Day 3  |  Sunday, August 11, 2013 8:00–9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast Gould Hall 8:00–9:00 a.m. Registration and Check-in  Gould Hall 9:00–10:15 a.m. Session 6 Workshop Panels ■■ Dirt and Determination: Building a Sustainable Gould Fish Bowl 312 Giving Garden Community Judith (Jude) Berman and Deb Rock, Co-Coordinators, Interbay P-Patch Food Bank Garden Monica Diaz and Meghan James, Co-leaders, Interbay P-Patch Food Bank Garden Learn how to create a successful giving garden by building a strong, vibrant, sustainable community of volunteers. Great stories and practical advice from the team that has developed the model everyone in Seattle is emulating. ■■ Corporations & the Workplace as Catalysts Gould 435 for a Successful Community Garden Stu Vannerson, Director, Intel DuPont Community Garden This presentation will describe the formation and growth of Intel’s community garden in DuPont, WA with advice to others who would like to establish closer ties between their businesses and community, as well as utilize the land at their workplaces for crop production. ■■ Hands on Activities and Demonstrations to Support Gould 208J Organic Gardening Education Cara Ianni, Program Manager, Seattle Tilth, Resource Conservation Program Carey Thornton, Educator, Seattle Tilth Seattle Tilth’s gardening education programs emphasize experiential education. This session will provide an overview of select programs as a model for community outreach. In addition, we will highlight hands- on activities and demonstrations to enhance learners’ understanding of organic gardening principles and techniques, including soil building, water conservation and promoting biodiversity. ■■ Planting the Seeds of the Future: Inspiring Children Gould 236 / 240 & Youth through Garden-based Learning Lisa Taylor, Children’s Ed Program Manager, Seattle Tilth Falaah Jones, Eastside Program Coordinator, Seattle Tilth Learn time-tested activities, games, songs and recipes that invite youth into the garden. Explore activities that promote peaceful interactions, build self-esteem, teamwork and community in this fun, hands-on workshop. Learn how to facilitate garden projects that support peace themes such as helping and cooperation, care of home, interconnections and friendship, and biodiversity. Make It Happen Make It Happen Community Gardening & Society Sound Mind & Body
  • Conference Day 3  |  Sunday, August 11, 2013 Session 6 Workshop Panels, continued ■■ Strategies for Creating and Managing a Successful Gould 436 Volunteer Program Brian Darby, Horticulturist, Denver Botanical Gardens Tackling obstacles to creating a successful volunteer program is as easy as recruiting, empowering, and rewarding good volunteer behavior. In this session, strategies will be presented for activating current garden members, planning effective work days, providing a wide-range of volunteer tasks, and celebrating accomplishments in the garden. ■■ Land Analyses and Their Contribution to Community Gould 114* Garden Siting & Farmland Preservation Megan Horst, Student & Instructor, University of Washington This session highlights foodshed analyses completed at various scales across the county. The utility of foodshed analyses in advocacy, planning and policy efforts is explored. Participants will collaboratively initiate a foodshed analysis for a pre-selected city/region, providing opportunity to become familiar with key questions, potential data sources and approaches. ■■ Measuring and Monitoring Urban Agriculture Activities Gould 114* for Policy Development Rebeccah Maskin, Senior Planner, Puget Sound Regional Council This session will present on work conducted by staff of the Puget Sound Regional Food Policy Council performed for Seattle on how communities can measure and enable urban agriculture activities. Measures include tying food policy into comprehensive planning, and creating monitoring schemes to assess amount and types of urban agriculture activities to aid policy development. Concepts are illustrated with local and national examples and recommendations for best practices. ■■ Composting, Community & Corporate Responsibility Gould 110 Scott Jenkins, VP Ball Park Operation, Seattle Mariners Susan Thoman, Director of Communication & PA, Cedar Grove Composting In this presentation, we will discuss how companies, organizations, venues, individuals, factors and benefits come into play in order to enable the responsible management of organic waste streams and the development of healthy community gardens and landscapes that benefit our local region, environment and economy. 10:30 a.m.–Noon Proposal Plenary and Closing Session Gould 322 Cultivating Community—Harvesting Health: Bringing It All Together Moderator: Jim Diers, UW Lecturer, Author, Community Organizer Panel: Richard Conlin, Seattle City Council Member; Robert Servine, Seattle Tilth Youth Garden Works, Owner of Good Karma Farm; Laura Raymond, City of Seattle, Department of Neighborhoods P-Patch Community Gardening Program Community Garden Coordinator; Graham Kerr, Author, Speaker & Chief Make It Happen Make It Happen Make It Happen The Food System CONFERENCE SCHEDULE | Day 3—Sunday  |  21 * = combined sessions
  • Special Events Thursday, August 8, 2013 | 6:00–9:00 p.m. Opening Night Meet & Greet Gould Hall Lawn The Hedgehags will be playing. “From the Muddy Banks of the Puget Sound comes a sound so lovely and so old thymey that you might mistake it for the sound of Sirens if it wasn’t for their particularly modern take on classic folk songs.” Providing equally muddy Puget Sound tastes, Papa Bois Food Truck will be feeding us along with dessert from Six Strawberries Pop Cycles and Fremont Brewery has ponied up a couple of kegs of brew! So get ready to enjoy! Friday, August 9, 2013 | 6–10:00 p.m. ACGA Gala Dinner and Silent Auction Daybreak Star Cultural Center 3801 W. Government Way Spectacular Views! Native American Artworks! Native Plants! Don’t miss Friday night’s Conference Gala and Silent Auction at Daybreak Star Cultural Center. Located in Discovery Park, a wooded 534 acre park situated on Magnolia Bluff overlooking Puget Sound, Daybreak Star offers spectacular views of both the Cascade and the Olympic Mountain ranges. Daybreak Star is the cultural center for Native Americans in Seattle with a permanent art collection by and about Native Americans. It also features a children’s food garden and Northwest native plant grove next to the building. Silent Auction Cocktail hour starts at 6:00 p.m. with local brews and the Silent Auction. Grab a glass and bid on the wonderful collection of Silent Auction items to raise funds for ACGA programs. Auction items include limited edition prints and photographs, autographed gardening books, handmade jewelry, handknit hats, birdhouses, bespoke shirt, gardening program t-shirts, sports souvenirs, Latin American cultural souvenirs, event passes, and many more. Gala Dinner Dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. accompanied by the Jim O’Halloran Quintet, a local Afro-Cuban Jazz ensemble, and Bluegrass vocalist Nell Robinson. 22 |  SPECIAL EVENTS
  • Saturday, August 10, 2013 | 10:00 a.m.– Noon Video Festival Gould Hall, Room 322 The American Community Gardening Association is hosting its first-ever film festival, Growing Community from the Ground Up. Amateur videographers from around the country, including kids and young adults, have told their personal stories about growing food, participating in a community garden, and other kinds of community food projects. A selection of these videos chosen by a four-person panel of judges will be presented at the film festival celebration. Saturday, August 10, 2013 | 8:00 p.m. Film Night Gould 322 Symphony of the Soil is a multi-film project that explores the world of soil, including how it is formed, its life cycle, human uses and misuses in agriculture, and soil’s role in addressing global environmental problems. A million thanks to Deborah Koons Garcia, for donating her film for our viewing. Deborah is a filmmaker who runs her own production company, Lily Films. Though she is better recognized as the widow of Jerry Garcia, the legendary Grateful Dead lead singer and guitarist who died in 1995, she is an accomplished filmmaker. Her previous film The Future of Food is an excellent documentary about genetically modified foods. For more information go to: www.symphonyofthesoil.com SPECIAL EVENTS  |  23 
  • 24 |  TOURS Tours Art, Design and Culture in the Edible City Imagine a city designed around ecological systems and edible landscapes where arts and culture play a key role in the designing innovative urban spaces, reimagining our food lifestyles, and connecting with neighbors. P-Patch & Greenway Bike Tour: How Seattle Rolls From a quiet oasis named for an herb and slipped between two residences to a raucous community party with art and live music, experience gardens, greenways, and bike trails by bicycle. Building Community in South Seattle A community garden begins with an idea and progresses through planning, development and construction but does not stop when the garden is built. Community gardens provide opportunities for neighbors and community members to collaborate toward a common goal thus strengthening the sense of community and pride. Historic Farm and Innovative Spaces: P-Patch Tour Community gardens take on the personality of the neighborhood, gardeners, and the community that adopts it. This tour will show you a range of these personalities in north and central Seattle neighborhoods. Learning Gardens Seattleites grow food and community at Seattle Parks & Recreation Community Learning Gardens. On this citywide tour, you’ll see the whole city while exploring unusual garden spaces that reflect the uniqueness and diversity of the communities that built them. Community Orchards of Seattle: Traditional and Modern This tour visits sites large and small, looking at both traditional and innovative tree cultivation techniques. Can you have an orchard with 46 trees in 750 square feet? Yes! Can you have a large food forest on public property? Yes! Can you bring a neighborhood together by planting fruiting trees? Yes! Meet tour leaders in Gould Court by 12:15 p.m. Buses leave parking location by 12:30 p.m. Note: Bike Tour participants leave earlier, and should have received special instructions.
  • TOURS  |  25  Sharing the Harvest: Healthy Food Access & Justice Join us as we explore gardens and learn how passionate gardeners, cooks, and eaters of all ages and backgrounds are mobilizing to undo disparities in the food system and bring our web of life back into balance. Therapeutic Gardens This tour focuses on four gardens offering therapeutic benefits to a wide range of populations. The gardens on this tour include examples of gardens for children with a range of disabilities, families of veterans being treated at the VA, and Japanese/American senior residents of Nikkei Manor. Urban Agriculture Seattle has a vibrant urban agriculture community that includes continued cultivation of land that once embodied the livelihood of local farmers. Join us to take a look at the old lands still under cultivation in new ways. Walking Scavenger Hunt This interactive tour will lead walking participants on a journey through Seattle’s urban community gardens to the iconic Pike Place Market. Sowing Seeds in Seattle: Youth and Children’s Garden From whimsical gardens for young children to composting programs for teens, Seattle has a wide array of opportunities for young people to get hands-on experience gardening. South Sound Regional Tour Gardens growing food sovereignty, justice & access in the South Puget Sound area. These gardens show that community, seeds, and a patch of land do more than grow vegetables. Gardens can also create resilient systems of neighborhood food security, teach individuals about their cultural heritage through food and horticulture, grow thousands of pounds of fresh produce to feed the hungry, and provide individuals sovereignty over their food systems. On this tour, you will see a wide range of community gardens: from urban gardening tucked in the heart of Tacoma and community run farms in the rural Pierce county, gardens which grow tons of produce for food banks and others which create extremely localized models of food security.
  • Hosts & Sponsors Hosting Organizations P-Patch Community Gardening Program A program of the city of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, has been growing community for the past 40 years. The program oversees 89 P-Patches distributed throughout Seattle. All P-Patch Community Gardens are open to the public to enjoy and are used as restorative spaces, learning/idea incubators, and places to gather and visit. Seattle Tilth The mission of Seattle Tilth is to inspire and educate people to safeguard our natural resources while building an equitable and sustainable local food system. UW of Washington Gould Hall, site of conference registration and many of the events is one of two buildings that house the College of the Built Environment and the Department of Landscape Architecture. Both schools partner with community garden and larger urban agriculture project around the city through their annual design build classes. There are many examples throughout the P-Patch program representing this partnership. P-Patch Trust The P-Patch Trust builds healthy and diverse communities by fostering community gardens, urban farms and green space. This is accomplished through public engagement, partnerships, leadership development, advocacy, and land acquisition. 26 |  HOSTS & SPONSORS
  • Local Sponsors Donors In-kind Donations HOSTS AND SPONSORS  |  27  Pierce Conservation District
  • Gould Hall Maps 28 |  MAPS Gould Hall is located between University and 15th Avenues on 40th street near major bus routes from downtown and other city neighborhoods. First Floor Second Floor
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