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The 2013 ACGA annual conference 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, presentations, keynote speakers, a film festival, and visits to community, learning, and therapeutic gardens; urban farms; urban parks; and other green space in Seattle, WA.
- Make it Grow . . .
Horticulture, Permaculture, and City Livestock
Presentations on plants, pests and diseases, pollinators, soil building and management, landscape design principles, sustainability, urban biodiversity, and urban livestock management
- Make it Happen . . .
Policy, Implementation, and Management
Presentations on policies and ordinances supporting community gardens and urban farms and the design, implementation, management, and history of community gardening/urban farming programs
- Community Gardening & Society . . .
Culture & Social and Environmental Justice
Presentations on socio-cultural meanings of food; multicultural exchange; food hubs; heritage crops and techniques; equal access to healthful food, green space, and healthy environments; food security; youth gardening; public housing gardens; giving gardens; community harvesting; and environmental safety and quality
- Sound Mind & Body . . .
Health, Prevention, and Therapy
Presentations on the physical and mental health benefits of community gardening/urban farming, disease prevention, lifetime gardening, therapeutic and play gardens, and gardening education
- The Food System . . .
Garden/Farm to Table to Compost to Garden/Farm
Presentations on farm-to-table/restaurant/cafeteria programs, co-ops and CSAs, farmers’ markets, local food economies, supporting localized food production and consumption, and redirecting recyclable or compostable materials out of the waste stream