Garden Coordinator Institute

The goal of the Garden Coordinator Institute is to create a corps of school and community members who are skilled and knowledgeable in the practices of organic, urban food production, cultural competency, food justice and are empowered to become leaders in their own community and school gardens throughout Lowell. This coming winter, MCG will hold it’s 6th Garden Coordinator Institute, a leadership program that engages Lowell’s newest leaders in the urban food production movement.

The structure of the institute consists of 7 workshops during the winter. School Garden Coordinators take what they learned during the institute and implement food/garden related education into their curriculum and help maintain the school gardens during the summer. Community Garden Coordinators work closely with Mill City Grows to help maintain the infrastructure of their gardens and engage the garden community through potlucks and garden workdays (summer program of volunteerism), skill building sessions, and hands-on community and school garden experience.

Gardener Coordinator Institute REGISTRATION
Registration for our 2018 Spring Semester is currently filled. If you would like more information on the Gardener Coordinator Institute or application process, please contact Laura Santiago at