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"Can Urban Gardens Create Community?"

"Can Urban Gardens Create Community?"

Friday, November 12, 2010 - 12:00am to 1:30am

"Can Urban Gardens Build Community?"
Thursday, November 11, 2010
7:00 pm to 8:00 p.m.
AFSC Office, 3rd Floor
634 S. Spring St., Downtown Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90014

(recommend parking at Joe's Parking Lot on
530 S. Spring St.)

Urban gardening has grown in popularity in Los Angeles. But is this phenomenon a passing trend or a sustainable reality? Hear various expert speakers working in the community, in schools, co-ops, and other publc spaces use urban gardens as a way to rebuild community. AFSC Los Angeles will also share its work in creating two gardens at local high schools as a form of peacebuilding.  Following the dialogue will be a free reception for the opening of our art gallery exhibit, "Cultivating Spirited Land."

Speakers include:
Mud Baron, the Green Policy Director for the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education; Connie DePaepe-Layton, Master Gardner and a leading advocate for greening Los Angeles; and Megan Hobza, a noted community leader in the field of time banking.

Contact Information: 

For more information contact: Anthony Marsh, Los Angeles Area Program Director
213.489.1900 x119 or


AFSC Los Angeles Office
634 S. Spring St.
90014 Los Angeles , CA