Do you want grow your own food in a garden you share with friends and neighbors? Are you a part of a community garden that you think could be improved so that more people would participate, share work and resources, and manage the garden together?
GardenKeepers is a complete introduction to urban gardening based on Earth–wise use of natural resources and chemical-free gardening methods. And because you can’t have a community garden without a community, learn how to organize and to run a successful, long-lasting, community-managed allotment garden together with your neighbors.
Saturdays, February 16-March 31, 2013, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory – 300 N Central Park Blvd.
GardenKeepers is designed to help both an existing garden that may need this broad range of information and support as well as a garden that is just in the “We Wish We Had a Garden!” stage. It is designed for groups, not individuals. A minimum of 4 people from each garden is suggested. The fee is $300 per garden ($75 per person in a group of 4) for the entire series of 7 classes.
Members of GardenKeepers community gardens will be eligible to:
- Attend follow-up continuing education workshops related to all aspects of community gardening,
- Apply for additional resources as they are available, and for technical assistance as necessary
- Communicate regularly with the neighborhood-based Community Gardening world in Chicago via newsletters and networking gatherings,
- Receive a GardenKeepers Manual
- And, last, but not least, hang a special GardenKeepers Sign in your gardens!
Please go to: http://www.openlands.org/gardenkeepers for the Spring 2013 GardenKeepers class descriptions and schedule and a registration form that will help start you all on your way to a successful Community Garden. Contact Julie (email@example.com) if you have questions about this program.