AG-Kleinstlandwirtschaft is informating:


Call for Papers
23rd Annual Conference
“Gardeners Restore Our World”
Thursday July 25- Sunday July 28, 2002
New York City, New York
Columbia University’s Alfred Lerner Hall~ Broadway and West 115th St.

The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) is a non-profit organization of professionals and volunteers who seek to promote community gardening and greening to improve the quality of life.  Each year, our conference gathers people from all over North America and other parts of the world who are engaged in all aspects of gardening and greening activities. This conference offers a unique opportunity to share challenges and solutions and to learn from each other. The conference will include panel discussions, keynote speakers, hands-on workshops, visits to NYC’s botanical sites and community gardens. In addition; outdoor barbecues, dinners hosted by community gardeners, greenmarkets, silent auctions, and a community garden film festival are all part of what you will experience. New York City’s community gardens, parks, playgrounds and botanical gardens have all played a major role in the healing process of the city. Show your support for New York City and be part of this national event and see magical community gardens in full bloom! For additional conference information visit our website

Proposals may be sent by mail or Email No later than 5 pm Friday Feb 1, 2002, to: Gerard Lordahl Email:  plantlot@aol.comorC/o Council on the Environment of NYC51 Chambers St., Rm. 228 ~ New York, NY10007 ~ USAPhone:  (212) 788-7928 ~ Fax:  (212) 788-7913

Who Should Submit ProposalsExperienced individuals and team presenters involved or affiliated with the following:· Community gardens and gardeners· Open space advocates, landscape designers/ architects/ arborists/ contractors· Community Organizers· Urban policy makers/ planners · Horticulturists, Environmental Educators, Teachers, Therapists skills· Program personnel aiding in conservation, youth development, leadership or municipal partnerships· Community  LeadersPresentation FormatSuggested presentation length is between 1 ½ - 2 hours with consideration for content. Engaging, hands-on, experiential presentations, panel and team presentations and discussions are preferred.Limited outdoor workshop space is available. Presentations with a high level of interaction between the presenter and the audience will be given highest priority.Evaluation of ProposalsThe program committee evaluates proposals on four criteria: Overall Quality, Relevance to the Theme, Clarity of Focus and Practical Applicability. Generally, the strongest sessions are those that draw on both personal experience and understanding of the problems and experiences of garden programs. Workshop Themes· Horticulture  Therapy, Basic, Advanced, Community Gardening, Composting, Rooftop Gardening, Organics,Native Plants, Gardening with Children, Prison Gardening· Food SecurityFarmer’s Market, Urban Agriculture, Community Shared Agriculture, Food Policy Issues· EducationCommunity, Youth, Multiculturalism, School Yard Gardening, Etc.· Professional DevelopmentTime Management, Working with Volunteers, How to Run a Workshop· Organization DevelopmentGrant Writing, Board Development, Fundraising, Volunteer Retention, Working with the Media, Community Organizing· ConservationWater and Soil Conservation, Erosion Control, Water Conservation, Sustainable Systems· Environmental PsychologyPeople/Plant Relationships, Social Ecology· Open Space and Land PreservationLand Trusts, Land Tenure, Sustainability· EntrepreneurshipGarden Micro- Enterprises· ResearchLogic Modeling, Elements of Theory and Practice, Geographic Information Systems· Public PolicyWorking with Municipal Leaders in a Community Garden Environment