Tuesday, October 9, 2012

2012 Northeast Florida Community Gardens Conference

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2012 - 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church, 7405 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, FL 32211
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Community garden representatives and gardeners, urban agriculture farmers and managers, local nonprofits that grow their own gardens or promote personal and neighborhood gardening

WHAT WILL BE INCLUDED?

Sessions on potential grants and grants writing, garden relationships with local farmers markets, expanding school gardens and other important issues. Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. will present the keynote.

HOW MUCH DOES THE CONFERENCE COST?

Cost of attendance is $7 per attendee.

Pre-registration is required. Deadline for registration is 10/30/2012 5:00 p.m.

Ticket includes box lunch.

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available (see below for details).

Purchase tickets/sponsorships online
http://tinyurl.com/2012GardenConference

WHERE WILL THE CONFERENCE BE HELD?

Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville
7405 Arlington Expressway
Jacksonville, FL 32211 (Map)

WHEN?
Saturday, November 3, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHO DO I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION?
Call (904)428-8403 or email info@fnfcg.org
CONFERENCE AGENDA

Housekeeping: 10 – 10:45 a.m.
It’s time to start identifying our goals for 2013, which is dependent on your needs and input. Learn about changes to the website, the network, and to our programs.

Show Me the Money: 11 – 12 p.m.
You won’t regret taking time away from the garden to join this session about funding. This packed session will talk about the dos and don’ts of being a nonprofit. Come ready with pencils and paper to get those proposals ready.

Keynote Speaker: 12:15 – 12:55 p.m.
Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. (JCCI) engages citizens in discussions of the important community issues that affect all of our lives.  Through research and training, real people become passionate about doing what is necessary to transform the community for an improved quality of life. Their expertise can help gardens cultivate the community in community gardening.

School Gardens, More Than Fun and Games: 1 – 1:45 p.m.
Our schools in northeast Florida are doing great work! Come find out what it takes to start and keep a school garden going. We will also explore the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Program. We will talk about how and why to expand the program in northeast Florida. 

Community Garden Initiative: 2 – 2:45 p.m.
Second Harvest North Florida has had great success in fighting hunger across north Florida. As the need for food continues to increase, Second Harvest is looking for more ways to address the hunger problem closer to the source. Learn how their new Community Garden Initiative and plans for urban agriculture can benefit your garden!

Sharing the Harvest: 3– 3:45 p.m.
Does your garden produce more fruits and vegetables than you can use? Then this session is for you. We will explain the steps to take to get a farmers market going in your neighborhood.

2012 Northeast Florida Community Gardens Conference Flyer