354 - Innovative Community Gardening and Its Role in Social Justice and Community Resilience

Thursday, September 28
11:30 AM–12:45 PM

Location: Room 217

Days: Thursday, 28 September
Track: Conservation
NRPA Three Pillars: Conservation
Session Type: Education Session

Community gardens not only provide communities with fresh food, but can be places for neighbors to come together and learn about native ecology, sustainable gardening practices and much more. Community gardens on public lands across the country are thinking outside the traditional community garden box to engage and provide valuable resources for all community members. This session will highlight two grassroots initiatives building community resilience through inclusive and innovative activities.

CEU Credits: 0.1

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the session, the participant will be more knowledgeable about the types of innovative ideas that can be implemented in communities through community gardening programs.
Upon completion of the session, the participant will have concrete examples of how park agencies are addressing social justice issues and increasing community resilience through community gardening.
Upon completion of the session, the participant will be better equipped to introduce or expand innovative and inclusive community gardening programs within their agency.