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Join a Workshop Series this Fall: Building a Farm and Garden Youth Entrepreneurship Program

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Photo: Mighty Greens youth staff at City Blossoms Annual Basil Bonanza, Washington, DC

City Blossoms, the Farm-Based Education Network, and the U.S. Botanic Garden have teamed up to offer a free, four-part workshop series highlighting the ins and outs of farm and garden youth entrepreneurship programs.

Join this series and a group of guest presenters to explore how to support young people as they start, manage, and grow their own youth-driven businesses. This series is for you whether you’re just getting started or are looking to refine or expand an existing program. Based on Cultivating Young Leaders: A Workbook for Growing a Youth-Led Cooperative Garden Business, a resource collaboratively developed by City Blossoms and the U.S. Botanic Garden, discussions will cover: getting started, recruiting youth, evaluating from the get-go, designing for sustainability, composing business plans, managing finances, building partnerships, pricing, branding, marketing, and more. Each session will involve time listening to presenters and discussion with peers.

Key Dates for this Virtual Series!

Pre-Registration is required! One sign-up works for all four sessions

(Join us for one session or the whole series!)

Session I: Key Components of a Youth-Led Entrepreneurship Cooperative

October 26, 2023 | 3:30 - 5:00 EST

With guest Mighty Greens

Session II: Building Your Youth-Led Business

November 2, 2023 | 3:30 - 5:00 EST

With guests Baltimore Compost Collective and RootDown LA

Session III: Growing a Garden-Based Business

November 14, 2023 | 3:30 -5:00 EST

With guests Athens Land Trust, farmer-educator, Maurice Small, and Green Our Planet's Farmpreneurs

Session IV: Engaging Youth with Financial Management

November 28 | 3:30 - 5:00 EST

With guests Windy City Harvest Youth Farm and East New York Farms

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