Community Garden Mini-Convention
MONROE COUNTY FAIR ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY GARDENERS GATHERING
The Monroe County Fair & Recreation Association’s Flower and Vegetable Department, in conjunction with Rochester Roots, Inc., Foodlink and Freshwise Farms, is holding a gathering of community gardeners and people interested in learning more about how these gardens aid our community on March 23, 2011 from 7-9pm in the Welcome Court at the Fair & Expo Center, 2695 East Henrietta Road, Henrietta, New York. This gathering is an informal awareness event for the public and an opportunity for community gardeners and others interested to get to know one another and to network. Community garden participation in the Monroe County Fair’s Flower and Vegetable Show is encouraged as well as the use of the Fair and Expo Center as a central location for community gardening exchanges.
The program includes a keynote address by Jan McDonald of Rochester Roots followed by a panel discussion including Foodlink and Freshwise Farm (a Foodlink social enterprise), Rochester Roots, the City of Rochester, suburban, urban gardens and CSA gardens and food cupboards. Click here to see a detailed agenda of the evening.
The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. Call the Fair & Expo Center Office at 334-4000 to register or for more information.