Place Matters – How Does Environment Impact Food Gardening?

North End Environmental Collaborative presents a FREE workshop

Place Matters – How Does Environment Impact Food Gardening?
May 18th, 10am – 4pm
Vanguard CDC, 2785 E. Grand Blvd.

On May 18th, the NEEC CDC’s, the Building Movement Project and Our Kitchen Table will host “Place Matters: How Does Environment Impacts Food Gardening?” The workshop is from 10am – 4pm. The meeting will begin at Vanguard CDC (2785 E. Grand Blvd.) and will then move outdoors to the Oakland Farmer’s Market (10 blocks from Vanguard CDC at 9354 Oakland Avenue) to engage in additional hands-on activities. The Oakland Farmer’s Market site includes in-ground and raised-bed food gardens as well as a hoop house.

Lunch Provided – All Welcome

RSVP by Tuesday May 17, 2011 at 313-556-2020 exT. 35 or lisask1@aol.com

Guest speaker, Clinton Boyd, PhD, is a Biochemist who advises multiple groups including the West Michigan grassroots group, Our Kitchen Table (OKT). He is the Senior Scientist of the Sustainable Research Group, a consulting firm that provides sustainability research, marketing, project design and management services that advance an organization’s integration of sustainable development principles into its business model. Dr. Boyd is also a food grower and has always grown something to eat wherever he has lived. At his current residence of 0.4 acres, he grows native plants and uses 750 square feet of space for food gardening that includes in-ground, raised-beds, and container gardens. Food and environment matter to Dr. Boyd particularly because his young children suffer from food allergies and have been poisoned by lead.

RSVP by Tuesday May 17, 2011 at 313-556-2020 exT. 35 or lisask1@aol.com

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