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November 24th, 2014

Grow It! Garden Leader Workshop September 11th in Barre

The Vermont Community Garden Network (VCGN) presents the 2014 Fall Grow It! Workshops for community and school garden leaders in partnership with Charlie Nardozzi. The Grow It! Workshops provide garden leaders with timely training and networking opportunities at seven regional locations around the state. The Barre workshop is presented in partnership with Barre City Elementary & Middle School and the Barre Community Gardeners Alliance.

In its second year, VCGN will be touring the state to bring people, ideas and resources together around community and school garden leadership. The fall workshops will take a closer look at what’s working in your garden and what you can do this winter to take it to the next level. Participants will learn more about strategies to boost their garden program, share ideas and problem-solve, and gain garden tips for the season. Each workshop is hosted by a local community or school garden.

The fall workshop in Barre is Thursday, September 11, from 4-7 p.m., including a light dinner. The workshop will take place at Barre City Elementary & Middle School at 50 Parkside Terrace, Barre, VT 05641.

The Grow It! Workshops are designed for community and school garden leaders and open to anyone working with a community-based garden. The cost is $30 each, with a sliding scale based on ability to pay the full fee. Please pre-register. Registration information is available at www.vcgn.org or by calling (802) 861-4769.

The Grow It! Garden Organizer Training Series and related technical assistance are made possible with generous support from New England Grassroots Environment Fund, Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, and Vermont Agency of Agriculture.

The Vermont Community Garden Network helps community and school groups all over Vermont start, sustain, and grow gardens, building strong local food systems and vibrant educational sites. To learn more about VCGN visit www.vcgn.org.

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