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Grow It! Workshop for Community Garden Leaders


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Grow It! Workshop for Community Garden Leaders

  • Proctor Elementary School 14 School Street Proctor, VT, 05765 United States (map)

Spring Grow It! Garden Leader Workshop
May 5th in Proctor, Vt.

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The Vermont Community Garden Network (VCGN) presents its fourth year of the Grow It! Workshops for community and school garden leaders in partnership with Charlie Nardozzi and local groups.  The Grow It! Workshops provide timely training and networking opportunities at 7 locations around the state.  The Proctor workshop is presented in partnership with Marble Valley Grows, Addison County Relocalization Network, and Rutland Area Farm and Food Link. 

Spring workshops are held at 7 locations around the state.  
*All events will take place 4:00-7:00pm and include a hearty snack.

  • Montpelier, North Branch Nature Center: April 28
  • Bennington, Mount Anthony Union Middle School: May 3
  • Proctor, Proctor Elementary School: May 5
  • Sheffield, Miller’s Run School: May 9
  • Westminster, Westminster Center School: May 11
  • Thetford, Thetford Elementary School: May 17·        
  • South Burlington, Common Roots @ Wheeler Homestead: May 25

VCGN brings people, ideas and resources together to help grow the community and school garden movement.  The spring workshops will explore strategies for recruiting and engaging gardeners and volunteers. Participants will learn strategies to boost their gardens and programs, share ideas and problem-solve with fellow garden leaders. Each workshop is hosted by a local community or school. 

The spring workshop in Proctor is Thursday, May 5, from 4:00-7:00pm, at Proctor Elementary School at 14 School St., Proctor, VT 05765.

Registration is $35.  VCGN members are eligible for discounted registrations.  Learn about the VCGN membership program and sign-up before you register for the workshop to receive your discount at  Sliding scale option also available upon request.  Please pre-register.  

Registration info is available at or by calling (802) 861-4769.

The Grow It! Garden Leader Workshops are made possible with generous support from The Bay and Paul Foundations and The Forrest and Frances Lattner Foundation.

The Vermont Community Garden Network helps community and school groups all over Vermont start, sustain, and grow gardens, building strong local food systems and vibrant educational sites. To learn more about VCGN, visit

Earlier Event: April 25
Farmland Access Workshop