Monday, November 6, 2017

2017 RootSkills Conference

The New England Grassroots Environment Fund's 2017 RootSkills Conference is coming up on November 30 - December 2 in Manchester, NH. I will be presenting "Care and Feeding of Educational Community Gardening Projects" with Leora Mallach of Beantown Jewish Gardens and Tori Dahl of Antioch University New England's Community Garden Connections.

Program description: Community gardening is a practice that takes place in many different settings and for many different reasons. Garden education can contribute to larger goals around wellness, sustainability, climate change, food justice, spirituality, connection to the land, and many other issues. Sometimes the balance between education and production can be a real challenge! Networks of gardens and gardeners present unique opportunities for learning and growth. Learn about two kinds of educational community garden projects in an interactive format that allows for exchange
of resources, creativity, and support.

Learning goals for this workshop:
  • Explore your community's food challenges through a lens of larger social, cultural and ecological contexts.
  • Develop ideas to improve access to the benefits of food gardening in terms of wellness, connection and resilience.
  • Access resources for sustaining participants’ own work in community gardening and related efforts, with opportunities to network, exchange feedback, and learn from the successes and challenges of existing community garden programs.
See you at RootSkills!