Host or Start a Citizen Gardener Class
One of the great things about the Citizen Gardener program is that it is 'open' and expandable to any location. (It is sustainable by design) If you have a group of 20-30 people who want to have a class, or have a particular location in mind where you would like to start a community garden, then this might be an attractive path.
Here are the guidelines:
- Teachers of the class need to be Citizen Gardeners (taken class, completed volunteer hours), have taken a 'teacher training' class, and assisted in at least one other class.
- Follow the Citizen Gardener curriculum and agree to the promote the Citizen Gardener goals
- Need minimum of 20 paid students or alternate means to pay for materials and expenses
- Ideal site should accommodate 30 students, have space for multiple raised beds, compost pile, meeting space, shady spot, water, parking, opportunities for future volunteer work, etc.
When planning a class, the following roles should be filled:
Host : responsible for location, facilities, and utilities. Also helps with promotion.
Manager : responsible for gathering all class materials, keeping student lists, communications, promotion, collecting receipts, and handling reimbursements.
Financee : responsible for paying for all materials and costs.
Teacher : responsible for teaching class.
Assistant Teacher : responsible for teaching class.
Assistant 1 : responsible for class preperation and staging materials and helping teachers.
Assistant 2 : responsible for class preperation and staging materials and helping teachers.