Attention, gardeners, mark your calendars! The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown is hosting the 2011 Community Garden Conference on Thursday, March 3 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.
The daylong conference features a keynote address by Dr. Laura Lawson, the Professor and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers. Breakout sessions include a wide variety of gardening topics – from rainwater harvesting and sustainable water use, to composting, to beneficial insects and pest management. The conference ends with a discussion about the connection between community gardening and local food pantries, led by Rev. Lisanne Finston, Executive Director of Elijah’s Promise (a Dodge grantee).
$55 for members and $60 for non-members. Click here to see the full brochure, and call (973) 326-7603 to register.
See also “Community Gardens Taking Root” in the Star-Ledger.