Get Growing and Keep Going – Austin Feb. 6th

Potential Urban Gardening Fieldtrip to Austin:  Saturday, February 6th.
Get Growing & Keep Going 2010 Conference

Get Growing & Keep Going (GGKG) – “Greening Our Schools” is a symposium organized by the Austin School Garden Network (www.austinsgn.org). This conference gives teachers, administrators and parents the tools to integrate gardens and nature areas into the school environment. Teachers will receive 7 CEU hours (through Texas AgriLife Extension Service) for participating in this event.

The 2010 conference features keynote speaker Kevin Coyle, National Wildlife Federation Vice President of Education. Field experts will lead a variety of sectionals, including topics such as rainwater harvesting, vermiculture, double digging, schoolyard habitats, entomology, environmental stewardship, fundraising, and building a garden community. Conference participants will also gather resources from additional organizations in the all-day exhibit hall.

Austin School Garden Network includes organizations such as Sustainable Food Center, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Keep Austin Beautiful, National Wildlife Federation, and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and Girls Inc of Greater Austin.

For more information and to register, go to http://austinsgn.org/ggkg_conference.htm.

Early-bird price through February 5 – $25
Day-of conference registration – $30

Contact Jess at jess@sustainablefoodcenter.org if you have any questions. We hope to see you at the conference!

When/Where
Saturday, February 6, 2010
8am-4pm

Garza Independence High School
1600 Chicon St
Austin, TX 78702

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