Date: October 2, 2007 2:49:10 PM GMT-04:00
Subject: Community & School Garden Development Institute--
Neighbors & Friends & Colleagues--
Our Fall 2007 session of Growing Hope's Community & School Garden Development Institute is right around the corner, and we still have space left for an additional team or two! As of now, we do not plan to offer the class again until Fall 2008-- so if you are part of a school, neighborhood, agency, faith community, or other group ready to embark on planning for garden development in spring 2008 , this is the time to participate in our course. You'll have to act quickly to get your team together-- minimum 3-5 participants in the course. You'll come out of it with a project plan including goals, action steps, timelines, marketing materials, and more! Details are below. The course is free, though we appreciate donations to help cover our printing costs.
Also, if you're ever interested in hearing a presentation about Growing Hope in general, community or school gardens, local food security, or a related topic-- I'm happy to come and present! Please get in touch.
Amanda Maria Edmonds
Executive Director, Growing Hope
"We must be the change we wish to see in the world."
"To forget to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves."
Community & School Garden Development Institute starts soon!
Dreaming of starting a community or school garden? The Community & School Garden Development Institute is a series of practical and hands on sessions for groups interested in starting and maintaining organic gardens in community settings. The five Thursday evening sessions of the Institute (October 11th – November 8 from 6:00-9:00 pm) will cover key aspects of developing and sustaining gardens, emphasizing how your garden team can effectively plan, start & maintain garden. Are you a part of a group ready to take the plunge and start a garden? Head to www.growinghope.net
to download the applications for the class and contact us immediately to let us know of your interest!
Do you know of or are part of a group that would like to learn more about what it takes to start a community or school garden? We'd love to make a presentation about the Institute, Growing Hope, and community gardens in general. Please get in touch!
Please see our website, www.growinghope.net
for applications for the Community & School Garden Development Institute.