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Gardening for Good A Community Garden Conference at Monmouth University August 6 – 9, 2015

Mark your calendars! This summer we will be hosting our first ever Community Garden Conference!

Monmouth University Community Garden began in 2009 and has joined a growing number of community gardens all around the country that help provide sustainability to communities in numerous aspects. This regional conference will focus on 4 theme areas of importance to community gardens:

  • Health and Gardening
  • Community and Sustainability
  • Urban Gardening and Poverty
  • Gardening and Education
  • Registration Information

Following is a schedule of registration fees for this conference:

Registration Fees include the following:

$250: Fee includes registration for the entire conference, meals (breakfast for 3 days, lunch for 2 days, and dinner for 2 days), and housing for 3 nights in on-campus dormitories. Please note: Registrants must supply their own linens.

$50: Fee is for daily conference registration that includes meals for each selected day. Housing is not included.

Additional information regarding conference schedule and registration will be forthcoming. Please send your conference inquiries to

Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers for the conference include:

  • Dr. Sean Morrissey, Project Administrator, Thrive.Org.UK Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who are living with disabilities or ill health
  • Tobias Fox, Founder of Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. Newark SAS is a nonprofit, community-driven organization based in Newark, New Jersey which advocates for the incorporation of science into the social fabric
  • Lisa Mosca, Senior Manager, PHS City Harvest Program, Philadelphia Since 2006 the City Harvest network has donated or sold over 140 tons of produce to recipients that would otherwise lack access to healthy fresh produce