|Who:||Gardeners, leaders, educators, volunteers, supporters of community gardening and greening, master gardeners, and others seeking to use community gardening to meet their program objectives and create healthy communities.|
|What:||Multi-day leadership workshop on community building, leadership, and organizational development through community gardening.|
|When:||Dates: Must attend all three days April 5, 6 & 7
First Day: 11:30 -5:00 pm; Second Day: 9:00 am-5:30 pm; Third Day: 9:00 am – noon. (See schedule)
|Where:||Ursuline Retreat & Convention Centre; Great Falls, MT|
|Cost:||$140 per individual. Includes ACGA membership, Growing Communities Curriculum ($35 value), 3 days of workshop. Pre-registration and payment due by April 1, 2011 (unless other arrangements are made).|
Join the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA), Montana State University Extension, Western SARE, and AERO for an in-depth, hands-on workshop based on the ACGA’s curriculum for leadership development, “Growing Communities: Community Building and Organizational Development through Community Gardening.” Learn proven strategies that community organizers use to develop dynamic leaders and create strong communities through a participatory approach to community building. You will learn the principles and practices of community building, and how to pass these techniques on to others in your community by conducting your own workshops.
This multi-day workshop will cover these topics: Community Organizing, Leadership Development, Grassroots Fundraising Basics, Asset-Based Community Development, Communications Planning, and Coalition Building.
Participants receive the “Growing Communities Curriculum,” a 352 page resource workbook, which includes curriculum materials that walk the reader through the process of conducting training workshops. The Curriculum also addresses Diversity, Meeting Facilitation and Group Decision-Making, Developing a Board of Directors, and Grassroots Fundraising – Specific Strategies.
Rene Kittle, MSU Flathead Reservation Extension (406) 275-2756 or (406) 675-2700 ext 7378
Contact [email protected] to request an application.
Day One – Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Lunch — Eat lunch before arrival
Registration 11:30 AM – Noon
Session 1 Noon – 1:00 PM
Welcome and Icebreaker
Growing Communities Workshop Overview and Learning Outcomes
Session 2 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Community Organizing 101 Workshop
Hook – “Uncovering Organizing”
Workshop Purpose and Learning Outcomes
Why Organize? Approach/Philosophy
Community Organizing Guidelines
Rules of Thumb for Starting a Garden
Break 2:50 p.m. with snack (veggies & chips/dip) sponsored by AERO
Session 3 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Starting a Community Garden Discussion
Governance & Rules
Session 4 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Growing Communities Curriculum
Dinner 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Day Two – Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Breakfast 8:00 -9:00 a.m.
Session 5 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Workshop Instructions and Preparation
How adults learn
Growing Communities Workshops overview
Break – 10:00 a.m. – Coffee & Snacks Sponsored by MSU Cascade County Extension
Session 6 10:00 – 12:30 PM
Lunch 12:30-1:30 p.m Sponsored by Montana Farmers Union
Community Gardening & Preventing Childhood Obesity Discussion
Session 7 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Break 3:20 – Apple-Cherry Fruit & Strudel sponsored by Steve Siegelin, MSU Extension, Western Region
Session 8 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Dinner 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Day Three – Thursday, April 7, 2011
Breakfast 8:00 -8:30 a.m.
Session 9 8:30 – 10:30 AM
Break 10:20 a.m. – Coffee & Snacks sponsored by MSU Flathead Reservation Extension
Session 10 10:30 – 11:45 AM
Closing and Evaluation
Review Learning Outcomes
Sack Lunch 12:00 p.m.