The Community Garden Program, promoted and supported by the Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas, depends on community garden mentors to keep neighborhood volunteers organized and to act as liaisons between the neighborhood group and the alliance. The alliance is looking for new gardening mentors and hosting a Garden Mentor Training class on Thursday, June 9. The two-hour training class will focus on what it means to be a mentor, how to apply individual skills to assist volunteer garden groups and how to act as a liaison between the neighborhood group and the Green Spaces Alliance.
Potential mentors should like gardening and working with diverse groups of people, support neighborhood beautification and have good organization skills. They should also have experience managing physical materials, and be willing to make a time commitment anywhere from three hours every week to once per month, depending on the garden’s needs.
The Garden Mentor Training will take place from 6-8 p.m. at the Green Spaces Alliance office, 4902 Broadway, Ste. 211. For more information, visit www.greensatx.