Mali’s Urban Gardens Subject of Hartwick ‘Conversation’

October 21, 2010

On Thursday, October 28, Hartwick College's Pine Lake Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Studies will host Casey Mullaney '12, who will give a talk titled "Cultivating Sustainable Development: Urban Gardens, Food Security, and Land Use in Mali."

The talk, part of the Conversations at the Lake series, will be held at 7 p.m. in the Strawbale House at Hartwick's Pine Lake Environmental Campus. It is free and open to the public.

Mullaney, a Hartwick junior, spent spring 2010 studying in the west African nation of Mali, where she researched urban gardening in the capital city of Bamako.

This event is sponsored by the Pine Lake Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Studies at Hartwick College. Conversations at the Lake, begun in 2006, is a series of informal talks on subjects relating to sustainability and the environment.

For more information, contact Pine Lake Institute Coordinator of Sustainability Programs Dan Morse at 607-431-4666 or

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