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Thursday, July 23, 2009
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

National Children & Youth Garden Symposium

Leading national children's and youth gardening experts, teachers, parents, volunteers and teens will convene for more than 30 educational sessions ranging from strategies for reaching diverse audiences through meaningful plant-based learning opportunities to designing and funding children's gardens.

Keynote speaker: Will Allen , an urban farmer, a 2008 MacArthur Fellow and the founder of Growing Power, Inc. about his work empowering urban youth and producing healthy food in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

As a grand finale to the Symposium, Cleveland area youth will present a theatrical production of Seedfolks by Newbery Medal-winning author Paul Fleischman. The play chronicles how an impromptu community garden brings the residents of a diverse Cleveland neighborhood together on common ground.

To register online.

Leading national children's and youth gardening experts, teachers, parents, volunteers and teens will convene for more than 30 educational sessions ranging from strategies for reaching diverse audiences through meaningful plant-based learning opportunities to designing and funding children's gardens. Keynote speaker: Will Allen , an urban farmer, a 2008 MacArthur Fellow and the founder of Growing Power, Inc. about his work empowering urban youth and producing healthy food in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As a grand finale to the Symposium, Cleveland area youth will present a theatrical production of Seedfolks by Newbery Medal-winning author Paul Fleischman. The play chronicles how an impromptu community garden brings the residents of a diverse Cleveland neighborhood together on common ground. To register online.

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