There are still some spaces open at ACGA's
first training on January 31 and February 1 in Chicago related to the new
Growing Communities Curriculum. Participants are already registered
from Chicago, St. Louis, Baltimore, Nashville, and Cincinnatti.
This fall, the American Community Gardening
Association unveiled their new curriculum for leadership development entitled Growing Communities Curriculum:
Community Buklding & Organizational Development through Community
curriculum provides an in-depth exploration of the practices and strategies
community organizers can use to develop dynamic leaders and create strong
communities through a participatory approach to community building. The Chicago Botanic Garden is hosting a
workshop led by Kendall Dunnigan and Betsy Johnson. The focus will be to train community
gardening facilitators who, in turn, will share this information with their
neighborhood garden leaders.
The 2-day workshop will be held at the Chicago
Botanic Garden on January 31st and February
program outline is as follows:
Overview of Growing
Community Organization Workshop
Workshop Facilitation Methods & Facilitation
Group Workshop Preparation
Group Presentations of Curriculum workshops
Analysis & Discussion of Workshop Presentation
The cost for the workshop is $75
per program participant , and includes a copy of the Curriculum and
Cultivating Community Principles & Practices ($45 value),
continental breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday, and dinner on
Thursday. Attendees are responsible
for their own hotel arrangements, which can be made at a number of nearby
hotels. The most reasonable is the
Red Roof Inn at a rate of $57.99 + tax per night. Reservations for the Red Roof can be
made by calling (847) 205-1755.
Register by sending the form below and your
enrollment fee payable to the Chicago Botanic
. Also let Eliza know
by email or phone that the registration is on its way.
If you have
any questions about the training or cannot afford housing, please contact Eliza
Fournier at (847) 835-8352 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Betsy Johnson at (617) 542-7696 or email@example.com
January 31-February 1,
I would like to attend.
Enclosed find my check for $75 payable
to the Chicago Botanic Garden.
No, I am not able to
attend, but I would like the Growing
curriculum for $35.
registration form to: Chicago
Attn: Eliza Fournier
1000 Lake Cook Road