Community Gardens

Lunch ‘n Learn Webinars

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

(30 mins presentation, 15 mins questions)

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

Abbey Piner, MHS, Participatory designer + Permaculture designer

This webinar will introduce the concept of participatory design as a tool in designing or re-designing community gardens as well as for group decision making for community garden management. Participants will leave the webinar with examples of ways that participatory design has been useful in existing community gardens, a sense of some occasions when participatory design activities are particularly useful, and a list of resources helpful in planning participatory activities for community garden groups.


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

June 25th   garden networks and donating produce

Susan Sides, Diana McCall, Adam Bigelow; Western Alliance for Gardens That Give



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.

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Thumb_susansteammillyurt Susan Buffler

over 3 years ago

Hi Susan, thanks for your interest in watching the recording. Try clicking on the link now. I converted the file to a MP4 so you should be able to click on that option (after clicking "watch recording" and view it that way.  If that still doesn't work, let me know and I'll transfer the video file to you somehow! 

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over 3 years ago

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