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ACGA Growing Communities Workshops (space still available)

  • Subject: [cg] ACGA Growing Communities Workshops (space still available)
  • From: "Betsy Johnson" betsy@bgjohnson.com
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 17:01:29 -0500

In February and March, American Community Gardening Association will be
hosting sessions of its 2-day Growing Communities Workshop on community
organizing and organizational development topics.  There are just a few
spaces left at the Portland, Oregon workshop on February 4-5 and
registration just beginning for the March 18-19 session in Des Moines,
Iowa.  Registration is handled by the local partner organization.  The
Portland registration form is pasted below.  The Des Moines flyer is
Additional questions: contact Betsy Johnson, interim executive director,
ACGA at 877-275-2242 or betsyjohnson@communitygarden.org.  
An additional workshop is schedule for North Carolina in April.  Please
contact Betsy Johnson if your organization is interested in hosting the
Growing Communities workshop.
Please join the American Community Gardening Association,  
Portland Community Gardens and Portland State University  
P I I E C L  Program
 for the.

Leaders, educators, volunteers, and supporters of community gardening
and greening

Two-day leadership workshop on community building, leadership, and
organizational development through community gardening

February 4th and 5th 2005

February 4th-8:30am-6:00pm; February 5th-8:30am-4:30pm

Portland State University, Smith Center, located at 1826 SW Broadway

$35 per individual, sliding scale based on ability to pay; travel
scholarships available  (Advanced registration required)
Join the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) and Portland
Community Gardens 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 two-day workshop will cover these topics: Community Organizing,
Leadership Development, Grassroots Fundraising Basics, Communications
Planning, 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, asset-based community development,
meeting facilitation and group decision-making, developing a board of
directors, and grassroots fundraising - specific strategies. 
Leslie Pohl-Kosbau, (503) 823-1612, pkleslie@ci.portland.or.us
 registration form on the following page
Portland State University, Smith Hall, 1825 SW Broadway, Downtown
Portland, Oregon (room number and directions provided in the
confirmation mailing)
Registration Information
*        Registration fee is $35, on a sliding scale, depending on what
each person can afford for the two-day workshop.  
*        Registration includes a copy of "Growing Communities
Curriculum," a $35 value.
*        Space is limited to 45 participants. Advance registration is
required.  No refunds.
*        Questions?  Leslie Pohl-Kosbau,
<mailto:pkleslie@ci.portland.or.us> pkleslie@ci.portland.or.us (503
823-1612) Betsy Johnson at  <mailto:betsy@bgjohnson.com>
betsy@bgjohnson.com or 617-536-1711.
transportation, FOOD, & LODGING Information
 Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided on both days
*        Plan to enjoy a no-host group dinner at a local restaurant on
Friday evening
*        Registrants make own transportation arrangements.  
*        For ACGA travel scholarship information, contact Betsy Johnson
at 617-536-1711 or  <mailto:betsy@bgjohnson.com> betsy@bgjohnson.com
*        Registrants make own lodging arrangements. Limited number of
home stays will be available.

Presented by the American Community Gardening Association & 
Portland Community Gardens



Street Address



____ Yes!  I would like to attend.  I am mailing this registration form
and my check (made payable to ACGA. Send this form and payment to
Portland Community Gardens 6437 S.E. Division St Portland, OR 97206.
We'll call or email to confirm that we've received your registration and
reserved your spot.
___Sadly, I cannot attend.  BUT, I would like to purchase the Growing
Communities curriculum for $35.  I am mailing this form and my $35 check
(made payable to ACGA) to ACGA, 51 Chambers Street #228, New York, NY
10007 or  <http://www.communitygardening.org/>
 (Workshop participants will receive the curriculum for free as part of
the training)

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