Grow It! Statewide Garden Leader Workshops

Registration for the 2014 fall season Grow It! Workshops will be available soon!

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?

Previous 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.

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When and Where Are The Workshops?

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

Spring workshop dates and locations:


Hardwick, Hardwick Elementary School: March 31, 4-7pm
135 South Main St., Hardwick, VT 05843

Pittsford, Lothrop Elementary School: April 3, 4-7pm
3447 U.S. 7, Pittsford, VT 05763

Barre, Aldrich Public Library: April 7, 4-7pm
6 Washington St., Barre, VT 05641

*Brattleboro, Food Connects Farm to School Conference at SIT World Learning: April 9, 9am-4pm; VCGN workshop, 9:45-11:45am
*Registration for the Brattleboro Grow It! is through the Food Connects Farm to School Conference.  Please click here to register.  The conference is a full day of great farm-to-school-focused workshops; however, if you are only attending the Grow It! session (2 hour session in the morning with VCGN) you can sign up for a 1/2 day registration.  We welcome and encourage both school and community garden leaders to attend!

Winooski, O’Brien Community Center: May 12, 4-7pm
32 Malletts Bay Ave, Winooski, VT 05404

Woodstock, Forest Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park: May 15, 4-7pm
54 Elm St., Woodstock, VT 05091

Bennington, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church: May 20, 4-7pm
200 Pleasant St, Bennington, VT 05201

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 by emailing 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.