Gardener Education

Meet local growers and expand your seasonal gardening knowledge

Gardener Training Program

Mill City Grows’ Gardener Training Program (GTP) is a great way to deepen your gardening skills while meeting other members of our growing community. Classes are held over five weeks each spring and fall and are perfect for all levels of gardeners, from beginners to masters. Past topics have included cover cropping, preserving the harvest, seed saving, planning your winter garden, urban homesteading, and more! GTP classes are hands-on and dynamic, and educational materials and weekly giveaways are included. The Gardener Training Program Class Series is open to the public. A small fee is charged per class to cover materials.

GTP classes are free for Mill City Grows Community and School Gardeners.

Garden Leadership Institute

Our Garden Leadership Institute (GLI) is designed to build a community of empowered leaders in the local Food Justice and Education movement, working together through grassroots engagement to create a participatory food system where residents are actively building and supporting food production, food access, and food literacy in Lowell. GLI graduates play key roles in managing and maintaining Mill City Grows’ community and school gardens and lead volunteer efforts around these growing spaces. 

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