Garden Helpers – Connecting New Gardeners with Mentors

Community Harvest of Southwest and Seattle Tilth are excited to offer a new program to train community members to mentor new gardeners in West Seattle and White Center.

If you would like to help others grow their own food, then consider becoming a Garden Helper! Training will consist of a free 5 week, 30 hour course on organic gardening and teaching adults, Thursday evenings (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm) and Sundays (9:30 am – 2:00 pm) from May 20 through June 13. Garden Helpers will then volunteer 30 hours (or more!) and help novice gardeners grow their own food. Volunteers should have some vegetable gardening experience, a desire to work with others, and an encouraging attitude.

Seattle Tilth and Community Harvest of Southwest Seattle are also looking for people who want help growing their own food! Trained volunteers will provide free, in-person assistance to help budding gardeners get started in backyard, P-patch, or container gardens.

For more information or to apply visit the Community Harvest website at www.gleanit.org or contact us at info@gleanit.org or 206-762-0604. This project is being funded by a Small and Simple Grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

For more information contact Chris Hoffer, Program Coordinator, Garden Helpers, Community Harvest of Southwest Seattle, 206-963-7852 or hofferc@uw.edu.

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