New Garden Leader Protocol

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We are excited to share with the entire Gateway Greening family some new changes to the Volunteer Program!  All garden leaders that wish to receive group volunteer support in the 2017 growing season, must attend this training in order to receive group volunteer support for the 2017 growing season.

Individual and group volunteers are essential to accomplishing our mission and we could not do what we do without our dedicated community of supporters.

As you may or may not know, Gateway Greening hosts approximately 2,600 volunteers annually through individual or group opportunities.  This equates to 12,700 hours of service provided to our network of over 220 community and youth gardens, Bell Garden and The Gateway Greening Urban Farm.

To better support you as garden leaders, community gardeners, teachers, members and our volunteers, we will now offer a monthly garden leader training for sites that would like to receive group volunteer support through Gateway Greening.  This workshop will focus on sharing best practices, reviewing Gateway Greening policies on safety & liability, frequently asked questions, documentation and circulating your success stories – empowering us all to build our volunteer network further and the capacity of our neighborhood projects.

Please register for one of the below sessions in order to receive group volunteer support for the 2016 growing season.


Garden Leader Volunteer Trainings are held on Wednesdays at Gateway Greening’s office, and on Saturdays at the Carriage House location, from Noon-1:15 pm as listed below.

  • February 15
  • March 18
  • April 19
  • May 20
  • June 21
  • July 22
  • August 16
  • September 23
  • October 18
  • November 15
  • December 20

To RSVP or for more information, please contact our Volunteer Team at 314-588-9600 ext. 110.