Smaller Cities | Greener Futures

A free public lecture series presented by The Conway School, focusing on issues relevant to small, post-industrial cities.

This winter and spring, The Conway School will present a series of four free public lectures. The series, titled "Smaller Cities | Greener Futures," will focus on issues relevant to small, post-industrial cities, because of the significant social and infrastructure resources these communities have and their potential contributions to a more sustainable future.

The fourth and final presentation in the series will take place at the Central Library in Springfield, Massachusetts on Monday, June 1. Greg Watson, Director of Policy and Systems Design at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics, will speak about regional food security and how it can help address the challenges of climate change.

Following his presentation, Greg will be joined by Liz Wills O'Gilvie, Chair of the Board of Gardening the Community, for a conversation about food security in Springfield.

Greg Watson will also be presented with an honorary degree from The Conway School on June 1; the school's trustees unanimously voted to award him an honorary doctorate in recognition of his considerable contributions to the health of the planet and its citizens, over many years.

The presentation is free and open to the public; however, space is limited. Please RSVP using the form at right.


Regional Food Security: Addressing the challenges of climate change

Monday, June 1, 6:30-8:30 pm

@ Springfield Central Library, 220 State Street, Springfield, MA

Greg Watson, Director of Policy & Systems Design, Schumacher Center for a New Economics
with Liz Wills O'Gilvie, Chair of the Board, Gardening the Community


Plus, join Gardening the Community staff and board members before the talk at the HancockStreet Garden.

@ Hancock Street Garden, 256 Hancock Street, Springfield, MA

Gardening the Community would like to invite people to join them before the talk at their Hancock Street garden. Staff and board members will be there from 4:30-6:00 pm to show the garden and talk about the work of the organization.

If you are interested in visiting the garden, please RSVP directly to Gardening the Community at
You can learn more about the garden, and all the work that Gardening the Community does in Springfield, at: