American Community Gardening Association Conference gets underway tomorrow

ACGA logo with dates croppedThe conference runs from August 8 – 11 at the University of Washington; Gould Hall is Conference Center

SCHEDULE: Details on each day’s activities can be found here. Themes of the conference include:

Horticulture, permaculture, and city livestock
Health, prevention and therapy
Garden/farm to table to compost to garden/farm
Cultural, social, and environmental justice
Policy, implementation, and management

Thursday, August 8Preconference (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Growing a New Economy

Friday, August 9: Opening session (9 – 10:30 a.m.) and Workshops (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Keynote: Valerie Segrest, Community Nutritionist and Native Foods Educator for the Northwest Indian College’s Cooperative Extension Department

Saturday, August 10: Morning workshops (8 a.m.-12 noon) and afternoon tours (12:30 – 5:30 p.m.)

Sunday, August 11: Morning workshops (8 a.m. – 12 noon) and closing panel