Grow Community Gardens - Tampa Bay
Sponsored by Garden Steps and the Sustany Foundation, the Grow Community Gardens - Tampa Bay is the first-ever conference inviting all those interested in learning about healthier living and healthy choices through gardening to attend. There will be Information about starting a community garden, about the impact that community gardening has on the health of the community and using sustainable methods to produce fresh produce locally. Garden leaders and public officials will present information.
Tampa, FL. Coalition of Community Gardens – Tampa Bay will host the upcoming Grow Community Gardens – Tampa Bay Conference, for garden lovers, food equity / food justice supporters, urban agriculturalists of all types and the general public. The date: Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Tampa Heights Youth Development & Community Center, 2005 North Lamar Avenue, Tampa.
Sponsored by Garden Steps and the Sustany Foundation, the event focuses on bringing together the accumulated wisdom of regional gardeners on all aspects of health, wellness, and sustainable living. Anyone interested in learning about healthier living and healthy choices through gardening is invited to attend.
There is no charge for the reception on Friday, April 6th, 6:30 to 8:00. All interested people are invited to meet the presenters. Light refreshments will be served.
Cost for the Saturday, April 7th, conference is $10. 9:00 to 3:00. This includes the keynote speech by Joseph W. Dorsey, Ph.D., USF Patel College of Global Sustainability, and lunch provided by Inside the Box Catering.
It’s a day chock-full of networking opportunities, educational programs, information gathering and a wonderful way to emphasize the impact of community gardening on the health of the community,” said Michele Ogilvie, Garden Steps chairman.
About the Coalition of Community Gardens – Tampa Bay: MISSION STATEMENT: The Coalition of Community Gardens is a network of community gardens and other allied entities who partner to support the success of community gardening by sharing knowledge, resources, experience; by supporting public policies; working to increase community gardening in the West Central Florida area.
About Garden Steps: Garden Steps is the multi-agency partnership in the Healthiest Cities/Counties Challenge, sponsored by the American Public Health Association, funded by Aetna. Partners are Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization, Hillsborough Department of Health, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit, City of Tampa, Coalition of Community Gardens—Tampa Bay.