The Master Urban Gardener (MUG) program is an intensive, skill-building training program. Whether youíre just getting started or have been gardening for decades, MUG covers everything you need to know to thrive in one of Bostonís community gardens- from vegetable gardening and composting to community organizing.
Each winter, 30 community gardeners join the program. The MUG course is open to Boston residents who are active community gardeners and demonstrate a commitment to sharing their skills with others.
The MUG program consists of 30 hours of classroom instruction, followed by 30 hours of volunteer service. The 2013 MUG classroom sessions will be offered on 6 consecutive Saturdays, January 26th Ė March 2nd. The classes will be hosted at the Boston Natural Areas Network office, at 62 Summer Street in Downtown Boston.
Each Saturday will feature topical lectures as well as participatory activities. Topics include:
Rather than paying a fee, Master Urban Gardeners give volunteer service to Bostonís gardening community. A suggested $30 donation helps to cover materials costs for the program. MUG participants choose from a number of service projects including Community Composting, City Natives, and Public Workshops and Events. By donating their skills and time, MUG participants gain invaluable in-the-field experience, while giving back.
Applications for the MUG course are due December 1st. Please download an application using one of the links below. BNAN staff will arrange phone interviews with all eligible candidates in December. Questions? Please contact Erika Rumbley, Garden Educator at 617-542-7696 x15 or email@example.com.
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