The weather may be a bit chilly this time of year, but community gardens are a hot topic right now. From backyard growers to government agencies, the promotion of community-based gardens is gaining in popularity - and its happening right here in the Albuquerque area!
We recently learned of the following meeting, aimed at the formation a food gardening network for the Albuquerque area:
Join the UNM Research Service Learning Program, City of Albuquerque, the GardenersGuild, Farm-to-Table, area gardeners, and gardening organizations to help develop a community-wide garden network. This network will help promote gardening programs, growing projects, local organizations, and help identify and promote public policies and incentives within the City of Albuquerque and surrounding area. The vision is that this gardening network will be a community-based coalition where new and established area gardeners can join together to enhance the promotion of local gardening and urban food production. Spread the word to other colleagues and join us to discuss the formation, goals and outcomes of the food gardening network.
This is the first meeting of the food gardening network
. It will held on Monday, November 24th, from 3 to 5pm at the Botanical Garden's Education Building near the park entrance. Map
It's great to see citizens, local agencies and community organizations all coming to the table to promote and increase urban food production in the Albuquerque area.