The Final Project
The Final Project will bring together elements of the Grow More Vegetables Series and give you hands-on, practical experience in becoming a gardener who can confidently and effectively work with others in the area of urban food production. We hope that you will design and carry out a project that passes on organic gardening skills to members of your community. You will be required to complete your project by November 30, 2023 in order to receive your certificate.
The Final Project consists of two required phases, the Design and the Completion.
Phase 1: Final Project Design (during the 6-week class)
a) Develop an idea for a specific organic gardening-related activity, program, or project. Focus on the people, activities, and areas that spark your interest.
- What connections do you have to a particular organization, garden, institution, business or group of residents where you live, work, or go to school?
- What type of activity, hobby, talent, or skill do you have or enjoy that could be included in an edible gardening project?
- Which classmates or other people could you team up with for a joint project?
The key is to develop an activity that you could actually do during this growing season. A portion of class will be spent answering your questions about the Final Project, brainstorming and sharing project ideas. The final project can be small in scale, like a seed saver’s garden plot, or greater in scale, like an after-school gardening program for children.
b) Submit a written proposal.
Proposals must include the relevant details as to who, what, where, why and how – target audience, type of activity, location/venue, goals and a description of the content and materials that will be included in your activity. Assistance on your proposals will be provided by other students and the teacher.
c) Present your idea in our final class. You will share your idea and get feedback from students.