Great Southern Bank presents Grow Your Community Garden on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, Mo. The free workshop is designed to help individuals and organizations create and maintain community gardens. Participants may register below.
A community garden is a single plot of land gardened collectively by a group of people. Community gardens are growing in popularity and demand.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that community gardens offer physical and mental health benefits including opportunities to revitalize communities, decrease violence and improve social well-being through strengthening social connections, eat healthy fruits and vegetables and engage in physical activity and skill building.
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.
|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|
For more information, please e-mail email@example.com or call 417-874-2952.