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Campus Cultivation Conference

Campus Cultivation Conference
March 2nd
Tufts University
RSVP by Feb 15 at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dE1hRm1fb1MteU83QWlieTVJdy1HeFE6MQ

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In 2010, Middlebury College hosted the first Campus Cultivation Conference, bringing together students from liberal arts schools with a garden or farm – or just a dream for one – in the Northeast for a day of networking and sharing. The following year, Wellesley College picked it up, hosting such schools as Babson, Brandeis, Olin College of Engineering, Bennington, Tufts, and of course, Middlebury.

This year, on March 2, 2013, Tufts University student gardeners are planning to keep it going!

We’ll be focusing on issues surrounding cultivation in an urban environment, with workshops on diverse topics including hydroponics, medicinal uses for herbs, and how to garden in cold climates. We will also have a collective problem solving exercise to help students create strategies for issues such as using limited resources and in the face of high membership turnover.

Working schedule includes:

Keynote speaker: Groundwork Somerville

Workshops:
Hydro/aquaponics by Sabrina from Rootdown Hydroponics (http://www.rootdownhydro.com/)
Canning/Preserving by TBA
Designing Food Systems Curricula by Jeff Hake (check out his blog: http://farmersfold.tumblr.com/jeffhake)
Medicinal Uses for Herbs by Naturopathic Dr. Zartarian
Soil Health by Jeff Hake
Cold Climates by Tufts Biology Professor George Ellmore

For more information or to get involved with planning, email tuftsstudentgarden@gmail.comĀ  or join us at our weekly meetings Wednesdays at 9pm in Eaton 203.

See you in March!
Tom Thumb’s Student Garden, Tufts University

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