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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Urban Gardens Webinar

Passing along a message from the Rails-to-Trails group about a webinar on urban gardening thought it was useful to the Edgewood Community since we have community gardens along the Metropolitan Branch Trail and at the Edgewood Recreation Center.

Join Rails-to-Trails Conservancy as we get our hands dirty and dig in to the details of starting and maintaining one of the more popular trail amenities: urban gardens.

The Secrets to Gardens on Urban Pathways
Hosted by RTC's Urban Pathways Initiative
Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 2:00 p.m. EDT

Gardens along trails are great community resources that can not only build a connection to local food and natural systems, but also improve community interaction, break down generational barriers and add a sense of livability to urban areas. Maintaining a community or school garden along a trail requires space, money, expertise, dedication and relationships. Jesse Kurtz-Nicholl of Johns Hopkins University Center for a Livable Future, Urban Tilth executive director Doria Robinson and Park Guthrie of Wildcat Farms have led projects along rail-trails in Richmond, Calif., and Washington, D.C. They will present and take questions on how to foster, start and maintain community gardens along trails in urban areas. Learn more...

After the webinar, a complete trail garden resource center (including webinar playback) will be available on our website. Please invite your friends and colleagues, and get your questions ready. We hope to see you then!

Happy trails,
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

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