College Gets High Marks As Conference Site For Community Gardening Association

Capital Community College’s Centinel Hill Hall was the convening site for the 38th annual conference of the American Community Gardening Association July 27-30th.

The College and downtown Hartford’s hotels and restaurants won praise from 300 conference goers, according to Mike McGarry, who helped promote the event.

In his column in the August 3rd Hartford News McGarry said conference goers were “pleased with the facility including the classrooms and parking…and Hartford in general.”

“In its coverage, the Hartford Courant’s Matt Ormseth reported the downtown college campus  was the “unlikely nexus of all things community gardening for a weekend.”

The three-day conference, the first held by the national gardening group in Connecticut, drew hundreds of participants from around the country who participated in workshops”covering cutting-edge horticulture practices to community gardening start-up and sustainability to school and youth gardening curricula,” according to the association. All-day tour excursions to  community gardening and urban agriculture programs in Connecticut and Massachusetts, including a bicycle tour  in Hartford, were available. Attendees included representatives of Knox and the Hartford Food System.

Hartford News Columnist Mike McGarry reports high praise for college as conference site for community gardening in urging more marketing and promotion for downtown Hartford as meeting and conference destination.

Capital’s Centinel Hill Hall auditorium and classroom facilities are available  for conferences, meetings and workshops when not in use for regular classes and academic activities.

For rental rates and more information email: or call 860-906-5102

Capital Community College’s auditorium, Centinel Hill Hall, continues to be a community gathering place for meetings and conferences, continuing the tradition established by G. Fox & Company, Capital’s campus re-located to the department store building after a restoration and renovation of the 11-story Main Street building constructed in 1918.




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