Grow It! Statewide Garden Leader Workshops

Register now for a Fall Grow It! Workshop near you!

2014 Grow It! 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.Barre planning-Summer2013

Who Should Attend?

The workshops are designed for community and school garden leaders.  All gardeners, volunteers, and community members welcome.

What Will We Cover?

In our fall workshops we will take a closer look at what’s working in your garden and what you can do this winter to take it to the next level.

GMFTS asset maps-Spring2013Previous Grow It! topics include: leadership team development, management tools, fundraising, asset assessment, learning in the garden, garden infrastructure, outreach planning, and resiliency in problem-solving. Topics are determined by an ongoing assessment of state-wide garden needs.  These workshops provide a unique opportunity for garden leaders to connect and learn from each other.

When and Where Are The Workshops?

2014 Grow It! Workshops are held in the spring and fall at 7 locations throughout Vermont.  Find the location nearest to you to connect with fellow garden leaders in your region.

Jen at Summer Street-GrowIt!2013Fall workshop dates and locations:

*All events will take place from 4:00-7:00pm and include a light meal.

Woodstock, Woodstock Elementary School: September 4
15 South Street, Woodstock, VT 05091

Hardwick, Hardwick Elementary School: September 8
135 South Main St., Hardwick, VT 05843

Barre, Barre City Elementary & Middle School: September 11
50 Parkside Terrace, Barre, VT 05641

Burlington, Ethan Allen Homestead, Winooski Valley Park District: September 23
1 Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington, VT 05408

Pittsford, Lothrop Elementary School: September 29
3447 U.S. 7, Pittsford, VT 05763

Bellows Falls, The Retreat House, Immanuel Episcopal Church: October 2
20 Church St., Bellows Falls, 05101

North Bennington, The Village School of North Bennington: October 8
9 School St., North Bennington, VT 05257

CharlieHartlandE.S.We are pleased to partner with Vermont garden expert Charlie Nardozzi on the Grow It! series.

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


The 2014 Grow it! Workshops and related technical assistance are made possible with generous support from New England Grassroots Environment Fund, Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, and Vermont Agency of Agriculture.