Canberra to host community garden conference

The Canberra Organic Growers Society in conjunction with the University of Canberra will be holding a community gardening conference on 7 and 8 October at the University of Canberra.

The theme of the conference will be Promoting Sustainability, Health and Inclusion in the city.

The conference will bring together representatives of different forms of community gardening practices, academics, policy makers and urban planners to share knowledge, promote dialogue and assess best practice to promote more productive and sustainable engagement with local food systems.

There will be contributions from participants involved in community gardening from a wide geographical area — from the UK, from around Australia and from ACT community gardens.

For more information on the program and registration see www.canberra.edu.au/communitygardens or contact Keith Colls on 02 6254

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Visitors prowl among the vegetable beds in Glovers Community Garden. Note the garden edges of terracotta roofing tile seconds.

Visitors prowl among the vegetable beds in Glovers Community Garden.

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