Grow It! Garden Organizing Workshops

Join community and school gardeners for this unique training series. Learn strategies to boost your garden programs, share stories and ideas, and celebrate this growing movement! A variety of workshops are offered online or in-person located regionally throughout Vermont. Read below for what’s happening this season!

Have questions about your garden?
Want to connect with other garden groups in your area?
Email: libby (at)

2022 Community Growing Idea Swap

Join us online for one of two dates:
Wednesday, May 11, 4:30-6:00pm
or Thursday, May 12, 6:00-7:30pm,
for a conversation with fellow community-based garden organizers, gardeners and enthusiasts to prepare for the upcoming season!

  • Glean inspiration from exciting new garden projects.
  • Swap ideas, discuss solutions, and celebrate the return of the season with others gardening in community.
  • Get your gardening questions answered in preparation for the season.
  • Gather resources to help set your garden project up for success.

Please register by Monday, May 9th, so we can gather important information prior to the event and send you the Zoom link to join us! Free and open to anyone interested!

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Spring 2021 Webinar Recordings

These were conversations with school and community garden organizers and enthusiasts to prepare for the upcoming season. Listen in and glean inspiration from experienced garden coordinators about exciting new projects, and gather ideas and resources to help you set your garden project up for success.

School Garden Idea Swap webinar recording

Community Gardening Idea Swap webinar recording

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, volunteer management, 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.

Read about our 2019 Grow It! season in our 2019 Grow It! Report.

Questions? Email Libby: libby (at)


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