Join Dr. Laura Lawson, PhD, Professor and Department Head, Rutgers Landscape Architecture program on August 3, 2011 for a lunch forum on Sustaining Community Gardens.
The lunch forum will be held at the Urban Design Center, 133 Fayetteville Street, Suite 100 from 12:00-1:30 p.m.
You should attend if you want to learn:
- Why do community gardens need to stand alongside city parks as permanent open spaces?
- Why are community gardens an important element of creating liveable, sustainable cities?
- What has been the evolution of community gardening in the U.S.?
- What are the best practices for your community garden?
Laura Lawson, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers University. Her research includes historical and contemporary community open space, with particular focus on community gardens and the changing roles of parks in low-income communities. She is author of City Bountiful: A Century of Community Gardening in America and co-author of Greening Cities, Growing Communities: Urban Community Gardens in Seattle (2009).
Source: Raleigh Urban Design Center, Department of City Planning