Thursday, October 11, 2007

Gardens grow, and so does this conversation ...

Too ... tired ... to .... write ... much. So instead, I point you in the direction of a little event I'm helping coordinate, the Growing Conversation II. This began as a conversation last spring among those interested in community gardens, and it continues along the same vein though incorporating the bigger picture. You don't have to be a community gardener, or any kind of gardener, to get something out of participating. Got questions? Just ask.

WHAT: Growing Conversation II

WHEN: 1-5 p.m. October 20, 2007

WHERE: University of Washington Tacoma, Carwein Auditorium

DETAILS: Hear from local scholars, community gardeners and organizers as we discover how community gardens fit into the bigger picture of sustainability, urban green spaces and local food.

Explore how community gardens play a role in so many conversations, including:

  • the health and safety of our community's food supply
  • the way we treat our environment
  • making sure resources are shared and everyone has enough to eat
  • creating spaces for neighborhoods to come together as communities
  • making sure children have access to healthy nutritious food
  • vibrant urban spaces that thrive economically and socially
  • where your food comes from and who grows it
Snacks and beverages to be provided!

Questions? Plan to come?

This growing conversation is a collaboration of the Pierce Conservation District, the City of Tacoma, TAGRO, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and Exit133. For more information, e-mail

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