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502233rd Annual ACGA Community Gardening on the Cutting Edge

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  • Jason Su
    Jul 31, 2012
      The ACGA Conference in San Francisco is a gathering of hundreds of
      passionate individuals from across the U.S., Canada, and abroad, who are
      engaged in all aspects of contemporary gardening and greening. This
      inspiring conference includes state-of-the-art, hands-on workshops,
      provocative keynote speaker, cooking classes, networking opportunities and
      guided visits to cutting-edge urban community gardens in many of the San
      Francisco's famous neighborhoods, parks, schools and green spaces.

      August 9th - 12th, 2012
      Hilton Financial District, San Francisco

      Starting August 09 2012, 08:30 AM
      Ending August 12 2012, 04:30 PM

      For more information, check out their

      *Workshop Themes*

      *Good Bones: * Sustainable Construction in the Garden and Open Spaces:
      forward-thinking city planning, energy and resource conservation, solar and
      wind energy, density reduction, climate change mitigation, gardens as
      wildlife corridors, utilizing native plants, permaculture, edible front

      *Critical Elements: * Effective Water and Soil Practices for 21st Century
      Gardens: Responsible water management, water catchment, mineral balancing
      for optimal soil health, use of cover crops, erosion control, soil toxicity
      and testing, maintaining healthy soils, composting, habitat creation and
      conservation, season extension, organic growing methods, edible landscapes,
      bio-intensive gardening, permaculture.

      *Let it Grow. * Saving Seeds, Protecting Heritage Crops, and Starting Seed
      Banks: Biodiversity and seed banks, seed saving and swapping, organic
      farming practices

      *Think Locally, Link Globally:* Cutting-edge food policies can revitalize
      people, neighborhoods and the planet: Federal, State and local legislation
      and garden policies, advocacy process, local initiatives to preserve
      gardens, land trusts and other garden preservation models, urban

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      *Jason Su*
      Master of Urban Planning Candidate, 2013
      *San Jose State University*

      President & Editor | *City Studies | *www.citystudies.org |
      President | *Urban Planning Coalition |* www.theupc.org |

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