Our national American Community Gardening Association conference is coming to Seattle August 8-11 with over 300 attendees from across the US, Canada and beyond. We are the host city and would love to have your help in making this a truly memorable event.
Our theme: Cultivating Community, Harvesting Health: Community Gardens to Urban Farms will be woven into lots of activities that might interest you. Most of the events are at the U of W Gould Hall; the gala dinner is at Daybreak Center in Discovery Park and tours are at many of the P-Patches.
Our current main areas needing help: (but more tasks still being worked on)
_Registration_ 3 days (8/8,8/9,8/10) – multiple teams to check in, give badges, answer questions.
_Hospitality table_ – (8/8, 8/9, 8/10, 8/11) teams to welcome, gift bags, directions, Q&A _Monitors for workshops_ -(8/9, 8/10 am, 8/11 am) each workshop will need someone to give out handouts, introduce speaker/panel, make sure ends on time, etc.
_Bus transportation_ – help with staging, directions- we don’t want to lose anyone!
_Gala dinner_ at Daybreak Center 8/9 (4-11pm) split shifts – help caterer setup, serve, cleanup _Poster Room/exhibits_ – general help, monitor, setup _Snacks _- handout to attendees and/or help with breakfasts, lunches _Setup & cleanup _- always need help!
Please feel free to contact me with questions or go to our ACGA Seattle web page for more information (http://communitygarden.org/conference/index.html). The plan: 4 hour shifts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with Sunday and Wednesday shorter days. We will be running at full steam from 7:30am until 9:00pm. Your available days and estimated times (morning, afternoon, evening?) are what is needed and what tasks interest you.
So, can we count on you? If so, just send me an email.
Thanks so much for your time.
ACGA Volunteer Committee