Nurturing Sustainable Community Gardens
Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)
Nurturing Sustainable Community Gardens
Getting Rooted in Your Community
The North Carolina Community Garden Partners
are bringing community gardeners together from across the state for a day of learning, sharing, networking and fun! Highlights include:
Opening remarks from the Nourishing NC Initiative
Community Garden's in NC: A Bird's Eye View (Lucy Bradley, North Carolina Cooperative Extension)
Break out sessions on advanced community garden topics
Three tracks: Creating a Community, Growing the Garden, Organizing a Garden
Panel discussion on funding, resources & donations
Pecha Kucha community garden presentations
NCCGP Annual Members Meeting
There will be an optional tour following this event at the beautiful Briggs Avenue Community Garden!
Registration closes November 1st and will be limited to 120 people.
A draft agenda is available at the NCCGP website.
THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS!
Nourishing North Carolina, a joint initiative of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) and the North Carolina Recreation & Park Association (NCRPA)
NC Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University
NC Cooperative Extension Service Foundation
With Support From:
Who should attend this event?
Community garden leaders and managers from North Carolina. Members or garden leaders from Nourishing North Carolina-funded gardens. Community garden aficionados of all kinds. Come one, come all!
Why should I become a NCCGP member? How do I become a NCCGP member?
We are stronger when we work together! When you become a member of NCCGP you voice your support for strengthening community garden efforts across North Carolina. Learn more here.
If you are already a NCCGP member, meaning you have filled out an online application and graciously given us some money, you pay a reduced event registration fee of only $15. It "pays" to be a member!
For those who are sadly not already NCCGP members, you have two choices. Choose carefully!
Either A) become a member now by heading on over to our new website www.NCCGP.org and clicking on Join or B) choose the $25 event registration fee which includes NCCGP membership through December 2014. This is a special one time offer -- attend this event AND become a member of a growing statewide organization that is working to support your community garden efforts!
Why should I and where do I purchase raffle tickets?
You should purchase raffle tickets because you could win great items like a garden-themed quilt, a digital produce scale or various other garden related items and tools! Plus the proceeds will go to support the work of the North Carolina Community Garden Partners are working to provide you with more educational opportunities to make your community garden great! We'll be raffling away items at the end of the event. You must be present to win.
Just before you complete your registration, you'll be asked if you want to purchase raffle tickets. We also plan to have tickets for sale at the event. Support NCCGP! Buy your raffle tickets now!
What are Nourishing North Carolina (NNC) gardens and why is the registration for NNC garden members free?
Nourishing NC is a joint initative of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) and the North Carolina Recreation & Park Association (NCRPA) to establish a community garden in all 100 counties by the end of 2013. Over the past 3 years the NNC initiative has funded gardens across North Carolina and has provided support to the North Carolina Community Garden Partners to develop a website and statewide garden directory.
NNC understands that sustaining community gardens over the years can be challenging, but is also crucial to producing long-term positive impacts for communities. NNC is therefore providing further support to NNC-funded gardens by sponsoring up to 2 people from each garden to attend this educational/networking event. NNC will pay their registration fee(s) as well as provide travel reimbursement(s). Registrants will also become paid members of NCCGP through December 2014, further connecting them to a growing network of community gardeners across the state.
Do I have to register and pay before the event?
Yes, everyone planning to attend this event needs to register and purchase one of the ticket types before the event to ensure your spot... and your lunch! (Note: members of Nourishing NC-funded gardens need to register, but will not have to pay a fee.) Sales close November 1 at midnight. Only 120 tickets are available.
Why am I directed to the North Carolina Public Health Foundation PayPal site when I am paying for my ticket(s)?
The Public Health Foundation (a 501c3 nonprofit organization) is the fiscal agent for NCCGP and currently accepts funds on our behalf. They are great folks and we're so lucky to be working with them!
How do I get to the event and where do I park?
Set your homing device to take you to 1628 E Lawson St, Durham, NC 27703. Use the map below to find parking lots on campus. Then from either E Lawson St or Cooper St, walk the long sidewalk to the Phail Wynn Jr. Student Service Center (located between E Lawson St and Cooper St) and enter at the main entrance on the east side of the building.
Durham Technical Community College (DTCC) map: http://www.durhamtech.edu/html/aboutdt/campusmap.htm
Driving Directions to DTCC: http://www.durhamtech.edu/html/aboutdt/directions.htm
Public transportation near DTCC: http://www.durhamtech.edu/html/aboutdt/transportation.htm
Will there be food?
Of course! We know ya'll love good food! We'll have snacks in the morning and afternoon, and vegetarian options for lunch. If you have any specific dietary needs please contact us or feel free to bring something with you to nibble on.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
YOU DO NOT NEED TO PRINT YOUR TICKET. We will have a registration list at the door to check if you have registered and paid.
What is the refund policy?
No refunds, sorry! Consider it a donation to a very very good cause.
Is my registration/ticket transferable?
Yes, if you register and then realize you are unable to make the event, you can transfer your registration/ticket to another community garden aficionado! Kindly either update the registration info online through this site or email us with updated information so we can make the appropriate corrections to the registration check-in list. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you chose a registration fee that also included NCCGP membership, the membership and associated privileges will also be transfered to that person.
What's up with the garden tour after the event?
The Briggs Avenue Community Garden will be open for visitation following this event. Gardeners will be on site to answer questions. The garden is located on S Briggs Avenue across the street from East Coast Metal Distributors (1313 South Briggs Avenue, Durham, NC 27703). It is a 2 minute drive from Durham Technical Community College. We do not recommend that you walk to the garden from Durham Tech.
We will provide more information at the event.
What in the world is Pecha Kucha?
Pecha Kucha is “the sound of conversation” in Japanese. Devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham in 2003, it began as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has evolved since then and has become a terrific venue for getting ideas and concepts out.
Presenters each have 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to discuss. Slides are automatically timed to be exactly 20 seconds with the total time for each presenter is 6 minutes and 40 seconds. This keeps the pace fun & exciting. Learn more about the international movement at www.pecha-kucha.org.
For this event we are looking for folks that have successful, innovative ideas that have helped start and maintain sustainable community gardens. If you've got a project, program or idea that you want to share with others through the Pecha Kucha format - that's 20 PowerPoint slides with mostly pictures of 20 seconds each - please submit a brief description of your topic to MariaKHitt@gmail.com by October 15th. We will then be in touch with you. Don't be shy, share your ideas! Best Pecha Kucha presentation will receive a special prize.
Will there be photos of the event?
Yes we will be taking photos during the event and may use the photos afterwards for online or printed publications. If you do NOT want photos of you used for any online or printed purpose, you must let us know at the event registration desk.
How can I contact the organizer with questions?
NCCGP is a nonprofit membership organization made of partners across the state interested in “growing” community gardens.
Our vision is to increase the quantity, quality and sustainability of community gardens in North Carolina.
It is two weeks before the Nurturing Sustainable Community Gardens event in Durham, NC and there are only a handful of tickets left! The map below indicates the location of attendees and shows how the interest in community gardens spreads from east to west across the state. We are looking forward to reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones... welcoming everyone in to a network of passionate people working to grow food and communities across North Carolina and beyond.
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