EVENT: Gateway Greening 6th Annual St. Louis Community Garden Summit


The 2015 Gateway Greening 6th annual St. Louis Community Garden Summit will be held in February.



 Date: Feb. 21, 2015.

Location: Saint Louis University High School from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $12 for community gardeners; $22 for the general public.

Registration: Pre-registration is required at www.gatewaygreening.org/summit

Both community and backyard gardeners will have the opportunity to attend presentations from national experts on community gardening, horticulture and community development, and network with other gardeners and those working in sustainable practices across the region.

Keynote Address: “Growing a Network of Deeply-Rooted, Self-Reliant and Resilient Community Gardens” from Michael Buchenau, Executive Director of Denver Urban Gardens (DUG). Prior to joining DUG, Buchenau managed numerous large-scale land planning and environmental assessment projects, including work in Mount Rainier, Yellowstone and Denali national parks.

Panel Discussion: “Growing Food for a Community in Need,” moderated by Mike Sorth, executive director of Gateway Greening.

Panel members include: Kara Lubischer, Community Development Specialist in St. Louis for the University of Missouri Extension; Myra Rosenthal, chair of the Garden of Eden at the St. Louis Jewish Community Center; Jodi Smedley, Wellness Coordinator for the Wildwood Family YMCA and manager of the facility’s community garden; and Jean Vargo, Director of Pastoral Care and Social Ministry at Atonement Lutheran Church in Florissant, Mo.

For more information on the 6th annual Community Garden Summit or for information on Gateway Greening and its programs, visit www.gatewaygreening.org<http://www.gatewaygreening.org> or call 314-588-9600.

Gateway Greening is a non-profit organization that educates and empowers people to strengthen their communities through gardening and urban agriculture.

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