Grow It! Statewide Garden Leader Workshops

Join community and school garden leaders from around your region for this unique training series. Learn strategies to boost your garden programs and support growth, share stories and ideas, and celebrate this growing movement! Workshops take place at seven locations around the state in the spring and fall each year.

Sign-up today for a Spring 2015 Grow It! workshop near you!

2015 Spring Workshop ScheduleFlier-Statewide-GrowIt!-Spring2015

All events take place 4-7pm and include a hearty snack.

  • Manchester Center, Manchester Elementary & Middle School: April 23
  • Brattleboro, Food Connects at the VT Agricultural Business Education Center: April 29
  • Barre Town, Barre Town Middle & Elementary School: May 7
  • St. Johnsbury, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital: May 11
  • White River Junction, Upper Valley Haven: May 14
  • Cornwall, Cornwall School: May 19
  • Milton, Milton High School: May 21

Help us spread the word — post a 2015 Spring Grow It! flier in your community!

What to expect: Spring 2015

  • We’ll focus on strengthening your garden’s leadership and strategies for growing your network of support.
  • VCGN staff, in partnership with Charlier Nardozzi, will offer best practices and helpful tools from the field.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to share ideas, brainstorm and problem-solve in large and small groups through engaging activities.
  • The workshop will also include a visit to our host’s garden, a brief garden lesson, tasty garden snacks, and more.
  • Participants will gather tools and resources to bring back to their garden efforts, as well as grow their network of support among fellow garden leaders in their area. 

Future Grow It! topics to look forward to: goal-setting and assessment, participation and engagement, outreach planning, problem-solving strategies, and resiliency. Workshop topics can be adapted to groups at any stage of development.

For more information, contact us at
(802) 961-4769 or email Libby at

Thanks to the help of regional and local partners,
the 2015 Grow It! workshops are coming to you in 7 regional locations!

  • Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN)
  • Burlington Area Community Gardens/Burlington Parks, Recreation, Waterfront
  • Center for Agricultural Economy
  • City of Winooski
  • Common Roots
  • Food Connects
  • Fresh Start Community Farm
  • Good Food Good Medicine
  • Green Mountain Farm to School
  • Marble Valley Grows
  • Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL)
  • St. Johnsbury Area Local Food Alliance (ALFA)
  • Sustainable Woodstock
  • The Tutorial Center’s Youth Agriculture Project (YAP)
  • Upper Valley Food Coop
  • Vital Communities

The 2015 Grow It! workshops are made possible with generous support from The Bay and Paul Foundations, The Forrest and Frances Lattner Foundation, and Ben & Jerry’s Foundation.