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Leaders Growing Community Gardens Gwinnett Workshop

  • Gwinnett Tech 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 700 Lawrenceville, GA 30043 (map)

The Leaders Growing Community Gardens Initiative is offering workshops to equip you (community gardeners!) with leadership skills to help your garden grow!

These 2-day workshops are available in all five counties and are free to all interested community members. Community garden leadership and horticulture knowledge covered in each workshop include:

  • Community Building
  • Marketing/Communication

  • Program Development

  • Site Management

  • Administration

  • Working with Diverse Populations

  • Governance

  • Volunteers

  • Fundamentals of Organic Agriculture

  • Plants and Planting

  • Irrigation

  • Integrated Pest and Disease Management

  • Advanced Gardening Techniques

  • Harvesting

  • Garden Design and Management

*Registration and Breakfast begins at 8:30am and workshops end at 5pm, each day.

Community gardens are an essential part of Atlanta, and our goal is to make this training accessible to any gardener (or future gardener!) in the area. There is an opportunity to attend a workshop in each of the five counties we serve and some locations are accessible by MARTA.  For the additional transportation support please contact Khari Diop, Think Green Inc., khari[at]thinkgreeninc[dot]org

We encourage you to join the workshop in your county if possible— that makes it easy to connect with gardeners near you!  But if you can't make the workshop in your county, you are welcome to register for any of the sessions; the content will be the same at each.

**Attending a Leaders Growing Community Gardens leadership workshop will give you preference when applying for the 2017 Community Garden Grant, which will be made available in January 2017.**

About Leaders Growing Community Gardens

Leaders Growing Community Gardens is an Atlanta collaborative initiative, funded by Food Well Alliance, designed to support community gardens.Learn more about the initiative here

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