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Shared Roots

Join Shared Roots
Connect with food and gardening in your community

The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) are partnering to better connect residents to shared growing spaces.

There are two ways to participate in this program:

1. Become a Site Coordinator by providing access for community members to garden, grow, or maintain one of these types of spaces:

a. A school garden that needs summer maintenance
b. A community garden plot that you would like help maintaining due to mobility issues
c. A gardening space in your home yard that is available for others to grow food

Site coordinator application deadline is Monday, March 16, 2020.

Site coordinators must:

  • Virtually attend a mandatory training webinar.
  • In-person attendance at an event in April to connect with prospective gardeners.
  • Host a mandatory site training for gardeners.
  • Maintain open line of communication with gardeners.

2. Become a gardener by helping to grow food in one of the spaces described above. Member application will become available after March 16, 2020.

Gardeners must:

  • In-person attendance at an event in April to connect with site coordinators. 
  • Attend a mandatory site training with the site coordinator.
  • Garden for at least three hours per week.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with the site coordinator and fellow members.
  • Sign a waiver.
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