Starting January 11 2013, 08:30 AM
Ending January 12 2013, 04:00 PM

Fargo Growing Communities Workshop Registration

Join us in Fargo, North Dakota at the Plains Art Museum for a two-day interactive workshop.  The workshop gives participants the tools to enhance community building and leadership development through gardening.  Meet other people in your community interested in doing the same, leave with new ideas, and have fun!

Fargo North Dakota, at the Plains Art Museum
Friday January 11 and Saturday January 12, 2013
Friday 8:30 am-5:00pm and Saturday 8:00 am-4:00 pm. Continental Breakfastand lunch provided. Dinner provided on Friday

Registration is $50, scholarships are available.
Space is limited to 50 participants.
Advance registration is required, deadline is January 4 (no refunds after deadline).

Friday evening, event:
5:30 light supper with a social hour
7:00-8:30“Community and School Gardens: A Local
Focus” Speakers TBA, public is invite


          LaManda Joy

LaManda Joy is an award winning Master Gardener, author of the popular urban gardening blog “The Yarden”, a Square Foot Gardening™ Certified Instructor and Founder of The Peterson Garden Project a community and edible garden education program in Chicago, Illinois. She is a board member of the American Community Gardening Association, member of The Culinary Historians of Chicago and a national speaker on Victory Gardens, both historic and modern, and other edible garden topics. Her recent lecture at the Library of Congress can be seen here:



Amanda Edmonds

With a background in environmental justice, environmental education, and social advocacy, Amanda Edmonds wears many hats as as community organizer, educator, mentor, and leader. 

She is the founder and executive director of Growing Hope, a nine-year old nonprofit in Ypsilanti dedicated to helping people improve their lives and communities through gardening and healthy food access.  Growing Hope's Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers' Market, home vegetable gardening program, leadership training for community gardens, urban farm, and policy work are showing people that they can be the healthy change they wish to see in the world.  Growing Hope believes in giving people-- across lines of class and race and ability that usually divide us-- that chance to participate in positive change.

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, she has lived in Michigan for 16 years, and is an active member of the Ypsilanti community.  She is a twice alum from the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources & Environment. She is on the leadership team of the Ypsilanti Health Coalition and serves as vice-chair Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority.  She is an appointee by former Governor Granholm to the Michigan Food Policy Council and chair of the Healthy Food Access Task Force.   She also served for six years on the board of directors of the American Community Gardening Association, six years on the City of Ypsilanti Parks & Recreation Commission, was a founding leadership team member of Slow Food Huron Valley, and was formerly chair of the MSU-Extension Advisory Council in Washtenaw County. Edmonds travels nationally as a speaker and trainer in community organizing and organizational development.  She was featured in the book "Practical Idealists: Changing the World and Getting Paid" and has been highlighted in Organic Gardening magazine.


Presented by Cass Clay Food Systems Initiative, whose goal is to increase access to safe, nutritious, and affordable food for our residents by strengthening all aspects of the local food system, and by the Plains Art Museum, NDSU Extension Service, theUniversity of Minnesota Extension, and the Northwest Regional Sustainable Partnership.

Event Location

The Plains Art Museum
704 First Avenue North
Fargo, ND 58102

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