2015 Urban Agriculture & Community Garden Summit

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203

O-H-I Grow! 2015 Urban Agriculture & Community Gardening Summit.

A gathering of gardens and gardeners from Ohio and beyond.

Take part in this one-day summit exploring urban agriculture and community gardening in the Ohio region. Become versed in best practices, viability and movement trends. Hear about successes and challenges of different urban agriculture projects— from large scale to small and grassroots. Network, share and celebrate  with individuals involved in projects across Ohio.
The summit will include a keynote speaker, panel discussions with individuals involved in projects from cities throughout the state, and tours of the Conservatory and ScottsMiracle-Gro Company Community Garden Campus.

Keynote Speaker

Mud Baron, Executive Director of Muir Ranch, Pasadena, CA    
Presented by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

Panel Discussions

Northern Ohio Panel
Moderator: Elle Adams, Program Director, City Rising Farm  in Cleveland, Ohio
Panelists from Cleveland, Youngstown and Toledo-area projects will discuss urban farming, youth and senior programs, renewal of blighted areas and garden leadership.

Southern Ohio Panel
Moderator: Greg Potter, Community Garden Coordinator for the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati Panelists from across the southern regions are working with programs involving food hubs, urban farms, job training, community garden networking, and school garden projects growing microgreens. A panelist from Dayton’s Grow With Your Neighbors will also join the discussion
Central Ohio Panel                                                                                                                                                                                            Moderator: Mike Hogan, Extension Educator, Associate Professor at OSU Extension College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences    Panel participants explore documentation of the viability of urban farming, creation of for-profit arms for support, aquaculture projects feeding low income neighborhoods, and urban agriculture education programs. 

Registration: $75, includes lunch.

For more informaion, please visit www.fcpconservatory.org