Online training for community garden start-up Sept. 9, 10

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BROOKINGS – Is your community interested in providing a space for residents to grow food? SDSU Extension is hosting a Community Garden Start-up online training Sept. 9, from 12-1 p.m. (CDT) and Sept. 10 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. (CDT).

Community Gardens are a place to grow food, reconnect with nature and get physical exercise. Community Gardens provide a place to grow food for renters without access to land or for homeowners with yards that are too small or too shady.

If your community wants to learn more about developing a community garden, please join SDSU Extension Community Development Field Specialist, Chris Zdorovtsov, for an introductory webinar on getting started. Community staff, neighborhood associations, apartment managers, and community members interested in establishing a shared garden space in their town are encouraged to attend.

Zdorovtsov will discuss action steps on starting a Community Garden – various models, site assessment, resources needed and more. During the webinar, she will also discuss successful community gardens which have started as a result of the SDSU Extension Horizons & Community Development Programs.

To participate in the Sept. 9 or Sept. 10 webinar visit the event posting within http://igrow.org/events/. Open the event and click on the participant link.

For more information contact Chris Zdorovtsov, SDSU Extension Community Development Field Specialist at 605-782-3290 or Christina.Zdorov

tsov@sdstate.edu.