Start a community-based garden with Purdue Extension’s Grass to Garden Course. Every garden is unique, and Grass to Garden will help you learn more than how to grow plants — from improving access to fruits and vegetables to educating people on how food is grown,
community gardens offer many benefits to the place you call home, the news release said.
Four weekly sessions will be held on Mondays, from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST, May 1 – 22, 2023 at Gabis Arboretum in Valparaiso. This program targets community garden managers and those wanting to start a community garden.
Topics include identifying local funding sources, setting vision and goals, creating garden policies, building leadership, designing and preparing a grow site, creating a budget, and growing, harvesting, and distributing produce. The program fee is $75 and includes all course
materials. Register by April 17th at https://puext.in/GabisGTG
For more information contact Rebecca Koetz at the Lake County Extension office (219) 755-3240.