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January 29, 2004
Susan Beasy Latto, Director of Public Relations (218) 726-8830
Larry Knopp, Professor of Geography and Director of Urban and Regional Studies Program (218) 726-6246

Duluth City Gardener Tom Kasper to Speak on
"Duluth's Public Gardens"

Fourth in Series of "Brown Bag Lectures" presented by
UMD Urban and Regional Studies Program

February 4

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Urban and Regional Studies Program and the UMD Center for Community and Regional Research will present the fourth program in their "brown bag" lecture series.

Tom Kasper
Duluth City Gardener
February 4
12 noon
UMD Kirby Student Center, room K323

In his speech titled "Duluth's Public Gardens", Mr, Kasper will cover topics such as:

  • What is the history of Duluth's public gardens?
  • What do public gardens do for a city like Duluth? How vital are they as public spaces?
  • What is the relationship between Duluth's public gardens and Duluth parks?
  • What impact will Duluth's current budget problems have on its gardens?

The lecture is free and the public is cordially invited.

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