7th Annual Community Garden Spring Resource Fair
at the Sabathani Community Center, Minneapolis
Saturday, April 2, 2011, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
(doors open at 8:30 am)
The 7th Annual Community Garden Spring Resource Fair Offers 15 exciting workshops!
Keynote: 9:00 a.m. Frogtown Farm – The Power of Collaboration
Morning Workshops: 10:40 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Eliminate Erosion – Increase Productivity, MetroBlooms Landscape Designers
Tell your Garden’s Story! Working with Media, Margo Ashmore, Northeaster and NorthNews Newspapers
Garden Together! Communal Gardening Panel, Gardeners from Celeste’s Dream, Jardin Paraiso Comunidad and St. Cloud Community Garden
Fruit Tree Orchards: Planting for the Long Term, Midway Greenspirit Community Gardeners
What’s the Hoopla about Hoop Houses? Extend Your Growing Season! Starr Carpenter, Market Grower, Rebecca Harnik, Minnesota GreenCorps
Afternoon Workshops (Session 1): 1:00 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Doing More with Less: Superabundant Small Gardens, Susan Reed, Dowling Community Gardener
Environmental Justice and Soil Mitigation, Representatives from Environmental Justice Advocates of MN and the Women’s Environmental Institute
Share Your Produce! Gleaning and Food Shelf Donation Panel, Panelists from Emergency Food Shelf Network, MN FoodShare, and Guardian Angels Community Garden
Understanding the 2012 Farm Bill, Mark Muller, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and Adam Warthesen, Land Stewardship Project
Sticks and Stones Garden Art, Nancy Ward, Artist and Community Gardener
Afternoon Workshops (Session 2): 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Community-Based Problem Solving, Jay Clark, U of MN Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA)
Join the Local Food Economy, Collie Graddick, The Co-op Project, Starr Carpenter, Market Gower
Employer Sponsored Community Gardens Panel, Gardeners from the Haberman Group, Blue Cross and Boston Scientific
In-Ground Mushroom Cultivation, Jeremy McAdams, Cherry Tree House Mushrooms
How to Eat More Veggies Everyday,Tracy KS Yue, Healthful Cooking Coach
Saturday, April 2, 2011
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.)
Sabathani Community Center
310 E. 38th St, Minneapolis (near 23, 18, and 11 bus lines)
More information, complete schedule, and pre-registration online at www.gardeningmatters.org
As food prices rise, communities and families are looking for options to assist with their household budget. Community gardens are neighborhood educational centers for growing your own food, deepening roots in the community, & beautifying the neighborhood. Community gardens are a hands-in, feet-on green space bridging generations & cultures.
Presenting Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Event Sponsors: Edible Twin Cities, JobCorps, Linden Hills Co-op, Sabathani Community Center, Specialized Environmental Technologies, Inc., Valley Natural Foods
Grassroots Sponsors: Barbette, Bryant Lake Bowl, Egg/Plant Urban Farm Supply, MN Institute of Sustainable Agriculture, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum – Education Department, MN-NRC-SARE, MN State Horticultural Society, Mother Earth Gardens, Red Stag Supperclub, Seward Cooperative Grocery and Deli, University of Minnesota Extension