Community Gardens

Lunch ‘n Learn Webinars

2014 Winter/Spring  —  Wednesdays 12:30pm-1:15pm EST

(30 mins presentation, 15 mins questions)

Feb 19th   Beyond Raised Beds: How Cities and Towns Benefit from Community Gardens

Erin Sullivan White, Principal, Community Food Lab, Raleigh, NC

This webinar will present community gardens as important urban design and planning tools, and will suggest ways that proponents of community gardens can use recent research and urban design principles to raise support for their projects. By emphasizing the way gardens draw multiple disciplines and community opportunities together, the talk will explore the cross-cutting nature of garden benefits, and establish the significant role that community gardens can play in local food systems.

March 19th    Community Gardens - More than Just Food, Community Transformation

Tes Thraves, Youth and Community-based Food Systems Coordinator & co-host with NC4H of FoodCorps North Carolina, Center for Environmental Farming Systems

Shorlette Ammons, Community Food Systems Outreach Coordinator, N.C. Agricultural and Technical State University and Center for Environmental Farming Systems

April 16th    Using Participatory Design to Build & Enhance Community Gardens 

Abbey Piner, MHS, Participatory designer + Permaculture designer

May 21st    Friendship Gardens, Plots to Thicken Community. Learn how a network of school, faith, therapy, & community gardens work together to grow food for meals on wheels.

Henry Owen, Program Director, Friendship Gardens, Charlotte, NC


No Registration Required. 

To join webinars online, simply click on the link below at the date and time of the webinar you wish to attend. To hear the audio portion of the webinar you can either use your computer speakers OR you call-in via telephone: 571-392-7703 (PIN: 87 672 045 568)

We strongly recommend you test your computer’s connection several hours prior to the webinar to ensure you have the correct software installed.   Click here now  to test your system.

Here is a helpful orientation video with more information.

Please contact Lisa (Poser) Valdivia with any questions:, 336-285-4622

Webinars will be recorded and archived at and

These sessions are hosted by The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the North Carolina Community Garden Partners.

Created by Lisa Valdivia

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