From Community Gardening to Urban Agriculture in London
October 16, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (registration 9:30)
Cost: $20.00 ($10.00 students/seniors)
Brescia Auditorium, Mother St. James Building
This gathering is to help people meet each other, share information, and begin to develop some ways to work together and stay in touch. Participants will be the experts in regards to both community gardening and local urban agriculture projects.
Morning: The recent Community Gardens Programme Review stated the need for "community stakeholders" to contribute to London's community gardening development. In the morning, Ross Fair, executive director of London's Community Services department, will be giving us a brief update on this. Then, in groups, we will work on ways to start the forward process.
Lunch: Bring your own lunch and something to share with others at your table. (There will be a snack and "coffee" table)
Afternoon: The afternoon session is where we'll focus on urban agriculture and what London has and might aspire to. Participants and information table contributors - e.g. Veggie City Project, London City Farm, TREA and Seeds of Diversity Canada - will be talking about their projects and then we'll be into groups to figure ways to move urban agriculture forward.
Post conference: notes will be sent out. We need to come up with ways to work together and stay in touch.
Information is on the Community Gardens website, News page. Please be in touch if you have comments or questions.
We look forward to your participation and ideas!