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Apply to Present a Gardening Workshop

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Share Your Garden Knowledge With CFI

We are seeking gardeners interested in sharing their expertise and experience on gardening topics that promote self-provisioning and ecosystem health, with a goal of scheduling 8-12 workshops for the 2024 growing season.  A list of potential topics is provided below; please note that we welcome additional/new suggestions.  Any community member is invited to apply, and we especially encourage applications from those whose voices have been marginalized in the past.  


To apply, please fill out our Community Garden Workshop application form HERE

Or email Susie Huser at with the following: 1) Your name, phone number, and address; 2) Workshop title; 3) A short workshop description including materials you will need/provide; 4) Proposed location; 5) Any additional helpful details.       

Application review will take place beginning February 22, 2024. 

Workshops are typically 1-2 hours;

Workshops should take place any time during the 2024 gardening season, approximately April-October; 

Workshops may take place at any CFI Community Garden, or at an alternative location decided in collaboration with the CFI Community Gardens team; 

CFI will provide a small stipend for workshop leaders;

Workshops that include reusing/repurposing materials are encouraged; CFI has a small budget for workshop materials;

CFI will promote the workshops on social media, on our website, and through CFI email marketing.


Example Workshop Topics: 

  • Indoor seed starting
  • Herb gardens for pollinators and health
  • Raised beds and cold frames; 
  • Vertical/container gardening; 
  • Beneficial plants and insects
  • Companion planting
  • Planting for biodiversity and pest management; 
  • Food preservation (presented in collaboration with CFI’s Discovery Kitchen) 
  • Regenerating soil; 
  • Season extension and climate resilience.