Location: Tanglewood Park, Clemmons, NC
A dedicated group of 50 people from across North Carolina showed up for the NC Growing Communities Workshop and rocked the house with their shared insights, talented skits and passion for community gardens! Thanks to everyone who was a part of making this workshop happen. It was a great success! See the results and impacts of the workshop below.
NC Growing Communities Workshop 2012
In the past several years, there has been a tremendous growth of community gardening, but often the focus is only on building the physical infrastructure of the gardens - raised beds, water systems, fencing. However, based on more than 30 years of experience, the American Community Garden Association (ACGA) recognizes that there needs to be as much, if not more, attention to developing the human infrastructure - the COMMUNITY - of the garden. The goal of the ACGA Growing Communities Workshop is to build SUSTAINABLE community gardens.
What is it?
Growing Communities is an in-depth, 2-day, hands-on workshop based on the ACGA’s curriculum for community development, Growing Communities: Community Building and Organizational Development through Community Gardening. Participants learn proven strategies that community organizers use to develop dynamic leaders and create strong community gardening programs through a participatory approach to community building. As a “train the trainers” session, attendees learn the principles and practices of community building, and how to pass these techniques on to others in their community by conducting their own workshops. The curriculum offers ways to engage the power of local community members to have a positive impact on their own lives and the lives of their communities. The workshop will be very interactive and hands-on. Come ready to learn a lot, but also be ready to share your own knowledge and experiences.
Specific topics covered in the workshop may include: Community Organizing, Leadership Development, Grassroots Fundraising, Communications Planning, Coalition Building, Asset-Based Community
Who should attend?
Gardeners, leaders, educators, volunteers, supporters of community gardening and greening, master gardeners, and others seeking to use community gardening to meet their program objectives and create healthy communities. Development, Meeting Facilitation, and Developing a Board of Directors.
Facilitators will be Dr. Lucy Bradley and Don Boekelheide
Opening reception at Tanglewood Arboretum Wednesday evening October 24th 6:00pm-7:30 pm (heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served)
Workshop takes place at Walnut Hall in Tanglewood Park
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