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How to Host a Community Garden
February 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
A community garden is 90% community and 10% garden. Join us and learn how to pull together community members to plan, build and manage a garden. Using the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) model, the webinar will cover how to identify interest in the community, draw together a group that then canvases the community for the needed skills, resources, funding and enthusiasm to build the garden. The webinar will end with the practicalities of selecting a site, building beds and boxes, locating water resources and dealing with city regulations.
This is an offering of the Episcopal Church Good News Gardens program. Whether you already run a community garden, want to get more community members involved in your church garden, or you’re thinking about it for the first time, this training is open to all! Join for this first event of the 2021 growing season, to learn from these fantastic presenters:
Derrick Weston: Derrick Weston is a former Presbyterian minister who for the last five years has been involved in community-based organizing work in the city of Baltimore. He manages the Rockrose community farm on the city’s east end. Derrick received his Masters of Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary, a certification in health ministry from Wesley Theological seminary and was a part of the Re:Generate Fellowship on food, faith, and ecology through Wake Forest University. Derrick is the co-host of the Food and Faith Podcast and he and his wife Shannon have four children and live outside of Baltimore.
Pat Munts : Pat Munts of Spokane, Washington, is the small-farm and acreage coordinator for WSU Spokane County Extension and the Spokane Conservation District. Pat advises small-farm producers and landowners on how to manage their land, crops, animals, and businesses. She also serves as a regional