Gardening and Urban Farming Academy June 1


Community Garden Academy

Working in partnership with Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, ScottsMiracle-Gro, Gardening Matters, Mpls Homegrown, Project Sweetie Pie, an educational program for community gardeners will be offered for free:

Sunday, June 1 from 3:00 – 5:30 pm at Rainbow Terrace Community Room, 1710 Plymouth Ave. N. Minneapolis 55411.          

Pizza will be served.

GRO1000 Community Garden Academy is a 2.5-hour free workshop designed to bring together those individuals invested in community gardens to discuss gardening best practices and sustainability. The Academy will be led by community garden expert Bill Dawson of the award-winning Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Bill Dawson has devoted his lifetime to teaching others about his love of gardening and nature and inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds by his passion and enthusiasm for his work.

Franklin Botanical Park Bill has worked at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for over 20 years and has been leading the Conservatory’s Growing to Green Community Garden Program since 2000. Since the creation of Growing to Green in 2000, Bill has helped to grow the number of community gardens in Columbus, Ohio from a dozen to more than 250 in just 14 years. Today, thanks to Bill’s help, the City of Columbus has more thriving community gardens per capita than any other major metropolitan city.

Please RSVP to: space is limited to 40 people so make your reservation now.

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