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, share stories and ideas, and celebrate this growing movement! Workshops take place around the state in the spring and fall each year, and are presented by VCGN in partnership with local garden partners and regional garden expert, Charlie Nardozzi.MiltonGroup-GrowIt2015

Check back in August for more information on the Fall 2017 “Grow It!” workshops.

Grow It! Participant Testimonials:

“I’ve participated in multiple Grow It! workshops and I left each one with a toolkit for communication and networking. The peer-to-peer exchange and hands on engagement are key to my positive experience. Not only do I glean valuable growing tips and organizational strategies, but I also walk away with stories to share and ideas that translate to other areas of my job (and life!) beyond the garden.”
~ Chris Jacobson, Upper Valley Food Co-op, White River Junction

“The meeting was informative, inspiring and educational all in one. There was a great sense of belonging to something greater than our little gardens.”
~Sandra Magsamen, Hiland Hall Gardens, North Bennington

“The workshop was positive and enriching, and gave people from a variety of garden projects in the area another chance to network, share successes and challenges, and strengthen this movement for greater food security and more community-based gardens in Vermont.”
~Grow It! workshop participant, Barre

Past & Future Grow It! Topics:

Goal-setting and assessment, participation and engagement, outreach planning, problem-solving strategies, resiliency, community compost management, season extension in community-based gardens. Workshop topics can be adapted to garden groups at any stage of development.

Sample Season — 2017 Workshop Locations:

Topic: “Growing Community”

2017 Grow It! workshops were made possible with generous support from The Bay and Paul Foundations.

Click here for the 2016 Grow It! report.

Questions? Contact us at (802) 861-4769 or email Libby at