The Growing Project Offers The Mentor the Mentor Training Program For The 2013 Garden Season

The Growing Project is launching a Garden Mentor training program to support expanding their success with developing urban gardens in the Fort Collins Colorado Area. Garden Mentors support garden stakeholders to ensure success.
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Feb. 9, 2013 - PRLog -- A local not for profit takes urban gardening to the next level. The Growing Project, a 501c3 gardening organization that has designed, installed and managed 17 urban gardens in Fort Collins, Colorado is launching a 10-month hands-on gardening training. The goal of the training is to deliver 10 monthly two-hour trainings to 20 mentors during the 2013 growing season. The participants will either mentor The Growing Project’s existing gardens or establish their own gardens and increase fresh food access to more residents in the Fort Collins community. Each session will focus on the evolution of a garden beginning with design and placement for maximum growth and efficiency, seed and plant starting, direct sowing, spring and summer planting, harvesting, vermiculutre, composting and season extension. These mentors will then share their knowledge with others who will then hopefully create a garden culture among their family and friends.

The training is a partnership between Colorado State University’s Ethnic Studies Department and The Growing Project. Chad Shavor, the Director of The Growing Project has been the driving force behind the creation of the 17 gardens and is now excited to mentor and duplicate his expertise with the help of a core of trainers made up of master gardeners, a graduate student/farmer, a vermiculturist and other guest trainers to be announced.
The first training will be held on the CSU campus in Ayelsworth Hall, Room C108, beginning February 17, 2013 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Registration limited to 20 participants.

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The Growing Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that promotes the value of a strong, diverse, and just local food system to all residents of Northern Colorado through direct agricultural experiences, education, and advocacy. Visit for more information about Urban Foods Outreach and other TGP programs.
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