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Grow Your Community Garden

March 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


This workshop, sponsored by Great Southern Bank, is designed to support area nonprofit organizations as they learn to grow their community gardens. It is targeted for staff and clients from area nonprofits who have or who would like to start a community garden. Participation in this event is free, but attendees are asked to register below.


8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Registration and light breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.Welcome and introductions
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.Vegetable Gardening Basics – Kelly McGowan
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Break
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Managing a Community Garden – Ken Bass
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Managing a Community Garden – Carl Redmon
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Question and Answer Session with Ken, Carl and Kelly
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Lunch & Networking
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Food Safety in Community Gardens – Kelly McGowan
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.Garden Tours at the Springfield Botanical Gardens
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Evaluations and Closing Remarks

Instructors are Kelly McGowan, MU Horticulture Educator; Ken Bass, Master Gardener and Coordinator/Founding Member of the Schweitzer United Methodist Community Garden; and Carl Redmon, Master Gardener and Coordinator/Founding Member of the Greater Parkcrest Neighborhood Community Garden.

This program is hosted in conjunction with the Master Gardeners of Greene County, Springfield, MO whose mission is to help others learn to grow.

A special thanks to the Springfield-Greene County Park Board and their support of educational programming at the Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park.

For more information, please e-mail or call 417-874-2952.


Online registration is closed.


March 1, 2019
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center
2400 S Scenic
Springfield, MO 65807 United States
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