Events: Community Garden Conference

February 18, 2011

Eat Real Food by Victory Garden of Tomorrow

Attention, gardeners, mark your calendars! The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown is hosting the 2011 Community Garden Conference on Thursday, March 3 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

The daylong conference features a keynote address by Dr. Laura Lawson, the Professor and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers. Breakout sessions include a wide variety of gardening topics – from rainwater harvesting and sustainable water use, to composting, to beneficial insects and pest management. The conference ends with a discussion about the connection between community gardening and local food pantries, led by Rev. Lisanne Finston, Executive Director of Elijah’s Promise (a Dodge grantee).

$55 for members and $60 for non-members. Click here to see the full brochure, and call (973) 326-7603 to register.

See also “Community Gardens Taking Root” in the Star-Ledger.

Image: Victory Garden of Tomorrow
You can buy a print of the artwork above (and other fantastic gardening / local foods related posters) here