Alongside fresh produce, community and school gardens grow deep relationships and community engagement, provide space for physical and mental wellness, and support life-long learning and academic success. This series will focus on aspects of community development highlighted through gardening. All programs will be held the 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 6-7 p.m. We plan to offer 4 sessions in the spring and 4 more in the fall. This series focuses on resources and experiences for community and school gardeners in Forsyth and Guilford counties, and is open for anyone to attend! Each session will include both a presentation and time dedicated to questions, discussion, and dialogue. This is a free program, but registration is required. Registration is available on the Eventbrite pages for each session. Please see the information below for more details about the first session in March.
March 16th: A Year in The Garden: Organizing & Planning for Success This participatory workshop explores the many different cycles that gardeners balance to maintain a successful community garden throughout the year: planting dates, community events and workdays, leadership tasks to manage the garden, leadership tasks to engage volunteers, and tasks specific to starting a new community garden. Quina Weber-Shirk, Community & School Garden Extension Agent with N.C. Cooperative Extension Guilford County Center, and Alyssa McKim, Community Garden Coordinator with Cooperative Extension at N.C. A&T, will facilitate this workshop. Register on Eventbrite.