NCCA-MetLife Foundation Creativity Matters: Civic Engagement and Gardening Symposium

sponsored by: 
MetLife Foundation
Monday, April 12, 2010 - 8:00am to Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 5:00am
Washington, DC

April 12: Generating Community: How Does our Garden Grow? Intergenerational Program Development
Susan Perlstein, Founder and Director of Special Projects, NCCA and Founder, Elders Share the Arts, a Presidential Award Winner for Intergenerational programming, led a training on how to create, develop, sustain and evaluate intergenerational arts programs.  

April 13: Legacy Works: Intergenerational Gardens - Ever Green Communities with Good  Nutrition
The United States Botanic Garden with the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) presented a symposium focusing on intergenerational gardens that cultivate green communities and improve nutrient of people of all ages.  Garden projects featured included schools, museums, health centers and community spaces.  Experts in garden design, nutrition, accessibility and intergenerational program development presented best practices and hands on activities.

April 14: Legacy Works Garden Tour
Participants visited and worked in Common Good City Farm and City Blossoms, two unique urban community gardens that educate the community on how to create environmental, nutritional and cultural connections through gardening.