Saturday, May 21, 2011

2011 Northeast Florida Community Gardening Conference


When:
Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where:
Smith Auditorium 1st Floor,
Duval County Health Department
900 University Boulevard North
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Map & Driving Directions

Agenda:
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Presentation by FNFCG
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Led Discussion
Agenda

Who is invited to attend:

Anyone who is involved with community gardening in Northeast Florida. Individuals representing gardens which are existing, defunct and/or in the planning and building phases are asked to attend.

Phone Conference Dial-in Available:

Participation in the meeting is crucial to issues facing gardens in our area. If you are unable to come to the conference location, please dial into the conference line made available for this purpose:

888-808-6959, user code 8569017473#

Please RSVP for the Conference:

  • Use our website tool to RSVP OR
  • Email info@fnfcg.org with your name and Community Garden Affiliation

Background:

In March of 2011, the Garden at Jackson Square, in Jacksonville, Florida, hosted the '1st Annual Seed Swap and Community Garden Expo', which was a chance for the public to meet the community gardens of Jacksonville and other members of the city's local food network, such as The Jacksonville Beekeepers Club and the Duval County Extension Office. While the gardens appreciated the opportunity to network with the community, their desire for a gardeners' conference was made clear in their feedback.

FNFCG was formed in response to a demand for greater cohesion within the community gardens of Northeast Florida. The number of community gardens in Northeast Florida continues to increase, with gardens being started all over, from schools and churches to private businesses and correctional facilities. The opportunity for community gardens to share resources, apply collectively for funding opportunities and communicate collectively with local government increases the efficiency, resiliency and strength of Northeast Florida's food system.
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