Sixth Annual Community Garden Conference
The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and Rutgers Cooperative Extension are teaming up again to present their Annual Community Garden Conference. The keynote speaker this year is Karen Washington, “Urban Farming’s Grand Dame”, according to the New York Times article on September 19, 2014. Former president of the New York City Community Garden Coalition, Washington has served as trustee for Just Food, WhyHunger, and the New York Botanical Garden. She was named a Woman of Distinction by New York State for her role in creating a vibrant urban agriculture scene in NYC. Most recently, the James Beard Foundation awarded Washington its prestigious Leadership Award for her commitment to improving the lives of low-income residents in the Bronx by growing fresh, healthy food close to home.
The impressive list of session speakers, all experts in their field, will be covering topics both relevant and pertinent to community gardeners, garden managers and those trying to establish a new community garden. It’s a full day of education, networking and camaraderie.
For complete details, to register and choose your sessions please click on the flyer above. On-line registration is now available -- click the Registration button below. Lunch is provided and the snow date for this conference is Sunday, March 6.
This program is eligible for 5.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s. Please bring a donation for the Interfaith Food Pantry of Morris County.