Beyond the Backyard.

On-going Garden Training Opportunities.

In order to meet the demand for gardens in Waco, UGC works with partner organizations and individuals to host and promote on-going garden-related workshops designed for those interested in expanding beyond the backyard garden and building community through growing, harvesting and sharing garden goodness. This training will involve various UGC partners to facilitate discussion and instruction on growing, budgeting, outreach, and beyond.

Goal: To train garden leaders involved in organizations, churches, schools to start gardens in the community.

Time period: Series of workshops spread out over the year. This training series has no definite beginning or ending but instead is a fluid opportunity for folks to enhance hands-on learning opportunities in the garden with variety of workshops throughout the year.

Workshop Structure:  Typically 2 hours.  Each workshop includes an in-class component and hands-on activity, followed by an opportunity to troubleshoot and dig deeper with fellow gardeners.  This is your chance to ask questions and work in the garden to try out your new garden skills!

Workshop Topics:  In the past we’ve covered many of the following topics:  seasonal garden planning and planting, starting seeds, harvesting rainwater, developing kid-based garden curriculum, and so much more!  Please use the comment section at the bottom of this page to suggest more workshop topics!

For more information on how you can participate as a workshop leader or participant, contact us –

7 thoughts on “Beyond the Backyard.

  1. would love to have more info on your workshops.i run a organic garden at my school and would love to make it to one of your workshops.i am a teacher in the virgin islands,and getting there would not be a problem for me.would love to share ideas.

  2. I’m sure sorry I haven’t been able to make any of the training . I’m still very interested so please keep me in formed about the next one coming up.

  3. Thanks the guide for January planting was very helpful.We are excited about our backyard garden.I planted chard this fall and it did’nt do well could it be my soil.
    Please help.

    Savannah Samuels

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