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Berkeley Community Gardening Collaborative -- Speaker Series

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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... Hi Gardening Friends! Welcome to a New Year of Gardening! The Berkeley Community Gardening Collaborative (BCGC) has put together a new Speaker and Project
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 20, 2003
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 01/20/2003 03:34 PM -----


      Hi Gardening Friends! Welcome to a New Year of Gardening!

      The Berkeley Community Gardening Collaborative (BCGC) has put together a
      new
      Speaker and Project Presentation Series. These will be exciting,
      informative and inspiring, and I look forward to seeing many of you there.

      **4th Mondays of January, February & March**
      **6 - 8 p.m. at the Ecology Center**
      2530 San Pablo Ave., about a block south of Dwight Way in Berkeley.

      --First up on Jan. 27th: Urban Roots and The Gill Tract ; Community
      Orchard Project

      The University of California plans to develop the Gill Tract, with student
      housing, retail and ball fields; Urban Roots, a group of local students,
      architects, teachers, urban ag advocates and others, has their own
      proposal,
      showing how the agricultural space can remain. This is a historic piece
      of
      agriculture, with creeks running through it. Help Save The Gill Tract.
      Come learn the history, what's happening, offer your support and advice.

      Also on Jan. 27th: A Community Orchard on the Sante Fe Right of Way
      (SFRoW)! Neighbors have begun plans to plant an orchard along the SFRoW
      between Carleton and Ward. This will be open to the community; plans
      include a through-path, children's activities, events, food security for
      Southwest Berkeley, green space for our souls. Aaaaaaah. Learn more,
      share
      your suggestions, learn how you can get involved.

      --February 24th: Daniel Miller, "Beyond Community Gardens: The Role of
      Urban Gardening in Creating Sustainable Societies"

      A roundtable discussion about how community-oriented urban gardening can
      facilitate long-term solutions and change from the individual to the
      policy
      level. Daniel Miller is the Project Director of the BOSS Urban Gardening
      Institute (BUGI)' which is dedicated to increasing individual and
      community
      self-reliance through urban gardening. Get inspired and energized by and
      with your local gardening peers.

      --And, finally on March 24th: Karl Linn, "Community Gardens Becoming
      Neighborhood Commons"

      In today's world of heightened vulnerability and insecurity, community
      gardens are being challenged more than ever before to meet the demand for
      human contact, to become vital neighborhood meeting places, extensions of
      home territory where people can gather for inspiration and healing as well
      as interacting casually, as part of their daily routine. Karl's slide
      presentation will show the self-help creation of community art gardens and
      the Ohlone Greenway Commons in north Berkeley.

      All these talks are FREE!! Just bring yourselves and some food or drink
      to
      share, if you can. Sure to be a fun, relaxing and inspiring time for all
      gardeners, and garden advocates. With you, the Berkeley Community
      Gardening
      Collaborative can be a stronger advocate for community, non-profit, and
      school gardens in Berkeley and surrounding area.

      Marco 510-845-4984
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