March 12, 9am–4:30pmWhere
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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Growing to Green program hosts this one-day summit focusing on urban agriculture and community gardening topics.
What’s happening in the field of urban agriculture and community gardening? Become versed in relevant topics that will expand your gardening expertise. Attend sessions and workshops in a variety of subjects. Network, share and celebrate with individuals involved in projects across Ohio and beyond.
$60 • $45 students with valid ID. Fee includes admission to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, lunch and break refreshments.
To register with the $45 student rate, please call Fiona Doherty at 614.715.8034. Students must present Student ID at conference check-in.
Join author Lisa Rose on a foraging plant walk and exploration around the park to learn about wild edibles that may be right outside your doorstep. Rose shares tips on local plants that can be used for food and herbal medicine, and discusses the ethics, sustainability and safety of foraging. Wear appropriate clothing and suitable footwear for walking.
Lisa Rose is an herbalist, forager, urban farmer and author. Rose’s professional career has included food work in the Napa Valley, Leelanau County, and Grand Rapids. She has been part of growing the local food movement in West Michigan from the ground up.
When she is not in her own gardens or kitchen, Rose can be found in the fields and forests, leading foraging plant walks and teaching classes on edible and medicinal wild plants. Beyond the Great Lakes, Rose’s interest in ethnobotany and herbal medicine have taken her across the United States and into the Yucatan, mainland Mexico, Nicaragua, and Brazil to study plants, people, health, and their connection to place. Rose is the author of Grand Rapids Food: A Culinary Revolution and Midwest Foraging.
Welcoming Pollinators to Your Community Garden
Chris Kline shares share strategies you can utilize to attract pollinators to your space and assure future success of your gardening projects.
Christopher Kline has studied butterflies throughout the United States since 1997. He is the founder of the Southwest Monarch Study, co-founder of the Central Arizona Butterfly Association and is currently the butterfly specialist at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Among his many projects is the development of the Butterfly Ridge Butterfly Conservation Center in Hocking County, Ohio. He is the author of Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants: How to Attract and Identify Butterflies and Butterfly Rider: A Biker’s Yearlong Search for Butterflies. He resides in the Hocking Hills with his wife Kris and their three children, two cats, and twenty acres full of butterflies.
Caitlin Bergman and Dan McLeod
Permaculture designer-farmers, Caitlin Bergman & Dan McLeod, guide you step-by-step in creating a thriving edible oasis in your own backyard. Imagine a maintaining, low-cost garden that utilizes regenerative practices, edible perennials, advanced companion planting— living soil to living bodies!
Caitlin and Dan are seasoned permaculture instructor-designers and co-owner/farmers of Copia Farm, A Farm Designs with Nature. Together, they have designed for the Rodale Institute, Dole Fresh Vegetables, as well as numerous farms, vineyards, and backyard plots. Both are trained Soil Foodweb Advisors and Horticulturists, and are passionate about regenerative edible systems.
Nine other speakers from around the state will present topics such as specialty crops, integrated pest management and raising urban chickens.