2012 Conference Community Gardening on the Cutting Edge

August 9th - 12th, 2012

Hilton Financial District, San Francisco

The ACGA Conference in San Francisco is a gathering of hundreds of passionate individuals from across the U.S., Canada, and abroad, who are engaged in all aspects of contemporary gardening and greening. This inspiring conference includes state-of-the-art, hands-on workshops, provocative keynote speaker, cooking classes, networking opportunities and guided visits to cutting-edge urban community gardens in many of the San Francisco's famous neighborhoods, parks, schools and green spaces.

Check out a video about the conference at www.youtube.com/watch

Updates of of July 3, 2012

Early Bird Deadline extended until July 15th

Full conference schedule posted under Workshop Themes(updated 7-26-12)

Post Conference Tour added

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Conference Keynote Speaker - Roger Doiron

Roger Doiron is founder and director of Kitchen Gardeners International (KGI), a Maine-based nonprofit network of over 20,000 individuals from 100 countries who are taking a (dirty) hands-on approach to relocalizing the food supply. In 2007, he was chosen as a Food and Community Fellow.  In addition to his kitchen garden advocacy work, Doiron is a free-lance writer and public speaker specializing in gardening and sustainable food systems. His articles on food, agriculture and gardening have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Organic Gardening magazine, Mother Earth News, and Saveur. His successful proposal and petition campaign to replant a kitchen garden at the White House gathered over 100,000 signatures and international media coverage and was voted the grand prize winner of the “On Day One” contestsponsored by the United Nations Foundation. Doiron’s work on the White House campaign also earned him the “Heart of Green” award , theGarden Crusader Award, recognition as one of the country’s top five “Green Game Changers” by the readers and editors of the Huffington Post and one of the “10 Most Inspiring People in Sustainable Food” by the editors of Fast Company magazine.

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

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