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American Community Gardening Association Conference

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The 27th Annual American Community Gardening Association Conference at the University of California in Los Angeles on August 10-13 brings together hundreds of individuals from across the United States, Canada, and abroad, who are engaged in all aspects of gardening and greening. The conference includes hands-on workshops, keynote speakers, a film festival, and visits to parks, school gardens, community gardens, and other green spaces in the Los Angeles area. Workshops will be grouped by the following themes: youth, public policy, food security, growing your organization, horticulture and design and horticulture therapy. Tours will be available to youth/school gardens, communal gardens, political 101 gardens, art and pocket gardens, inner-city community gardens, conservation/gardens and society and historical gardens.

Conference registration will be available after May 1. Early registration (until June 30) will be $200. Air conditioned accommodations at UCLA's Sunset Village have private baths, cable television, telephones, internet access, and daily maid service. The cost will be $115 for a single and $70/person for a double, including breakfast

For conference registration information, go to the following website:

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