Tuesday, 8 June 2010
Free Taster Workshop on Urban Horticulture
REALISING THE POTENTIAL OFURBAN HORTICULTURE free taster workshop
Centre for Lifelong Learning
Saturday 3rd July, 10am-12noon
Facilitated by Catherine Heinemeyer (LifelongLearning) and Chloe Smee (Edible York) at York Art Gallery
Local food - community gardening – allotment revival - food miles - therapeutic gardening...the urban horticulture movement is growing wherever we look. But what are its roots in history, scientific thought and social policy? In what directions is it spreading now, and how you can become involved? This workshop will introduce adult participants to a series of six interdisciplinary modules (planned to start in October 2010 at Lifelong Learning) exploring the potential of urban horticulture, and how it is evolving in York. Chloe Smee of the Edible York Initiative will then lead participants on a reconnaissance exercise to identify potential food growing opportunities in York's city centre.
Please bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the Museum Gardens after the workshop, and meet potential fellow students.
Please book places in advance. To reserve a place please send the information to
Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of York,
Heslington, York, YO10 5DD
T: 01904 328473
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