Thursday, August 8, 2013

American Community Gardening Association Conference Happening At UW

34th Annual

Seattle, WA

The 34th Annual American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) Conference is happening today through Sunday with workshops and tours open to the public at University of Washington’s Gould Hall (3949 15th Avenue NE).
On the tours,  happening mostly on Saturday from 12:30-5:30pm, participants can visit innovative sites, learn about community orchards, study garden design and art, as well as meet people from around the world who are involved in community gardening. 

All tours cost $40 and include lunch and transportation. To view the tour descriptions and to register, visit the ACGA website.
Community members can also attend conference workshops, conducted by experts in urban agriculture, community gardening, and many other associated topics.

Topic sessions include:
  • Horticulture, permaculture, and city livestock
  • Garden/farm to table to compost to garden/farm
  • Health, prevention and therapy
  • Cultural, social, and environmental justice
To learn more about each day’s activities, view the conference schedule and register here for sessions. he conference will be held at University of Washington’s Gould Hall (3949 15th Ave NE).
The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods P-Patch Community Gardening Program is a host of the ACGA Conference. For more information on the workshops and tours, contact Sandy Pernitz at

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