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Community Outreach & Building People Power for Community Gardens

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Alongside tending to the garden, building people power is a constant task for community gardens, and it can feel overwhelming. We’ll talk about ways your garden team can consistently:

      • invite folks to events and to join the garden
      • seek out volunteers for big garden projects
      • keep regular contact with garden members
      • tell the garden’s story to the larger community

Learn to create a simple outreach strategy and set up multifaceted outreach routines specific to your needs, so that you can make your community garden as welcoming, accessible, energized, and well-supported as it can be.

This workshop is an opportunity to hear from Grow Pittsburgh’s Community Projects team, share your own experiences, connect with other community gardeners, and plan some concrete next steps for any community garden outreach that you’re working on. You’re welcome to attend whether you’re dreaming about a future community garden or entering another year as a seasoned community gardener–or anywhere in between.

Check out the other workshops in our “How to Start a Community Garden” series! Grow Pittsburgh’s “How to Start a Community Garden” resources were originally created for new garden groups, but are now meant for both new and experienced community gardeners. Folks in all stages of community garden work have found them to be helpful.