Community Garden workshop - Planting Seeds and Harvesting Hope

Mar 21, 2015, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Deadline: 
Location: 
Grace United Church of Christ - 1226 Shady Lane Road, Columbus, Ohio
Contact: 
Mike Hogan
614-866-6900

To help faith-based organizations learn how to start or expand a community garden, OSU Extension is offering “Planting Seeds and Harvesting Hope,” a community garden workshop for leaders of faith-based organizations. The workshop is also designed to address hunger as faith-based organizations look to address the needs of their surrounding communities.

“In the workshop, participants will learn what it takes to grow and sustain a garden and will hear a panel discussion with leaders of faith-based organizations that have already benefited from successful community gardens,” said Mike Hogan, Extension educator and sustainable agriculture coordinator. “Participants can also learn about various grant resources that may be available to help them start or expand their community garden.”

Another benefit to attending the workshop is that leaders of faith-based organizations will be matched up with a Master Gardener Volunteer from OSU Extension who can work with the organizations throughout the year to help them with their community garden.

Registration is $20 and can be done online by March 13. The complete news release is also available online.