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.
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.
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