Master Gardener Mini-College: Cultivating Community Gardens


The Master Garden Mini-College is a specially designed advanced training program for Master Gardeners. Join us for the Cultivating Community Gardens track to learn about the many benefits of community gardens.

  • When

  • June 26, 2017
    (9:45 AM - 4:15 PM)

  • Where

  • Penn State University
    121 Business Building
    University Park, PA 16802

There are many benefits of having community gardens. In addition to providing fresh fruits and vegetables, these collaborative gardens strengthen social connections within a community, beautify vacant lots and public areas, and promote gardening as a way to improve physical and mental health.

This track will provide the resources necessary to establish a community garden, as well as provide ideas for projects that can be implemented in any edible garden. Participants will also learn about organic gardening practices, variety selection, insect and disease pests, and recipes appropriate for a community garden harvest celebration.

To Be Covered

  • Community Garden Roundtable
  • Youth Garden Activities
  • Organic Practices in the Vegetable Garden
  • Insect & Diseases in the Vegetable Garden
  • Totally Veggies

What to Bring

Please bring name badge, water bottle, notebook, and pen.



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