Thank you for your interest in applying to be matched up with a Garden Mentor in 2018! If you are new to growing food, a Garden Mentor can help you during your first season.
Each Mentor is trained by VGI and connected to other mentors who are passionate about spreading garden knowledge. We do our best to match gardeners to Mentors who live nearby to encourage neighborliness and community.
Due to a limited number of available Mentors, we cannot guarantee that you will be matched.* Even if you are not matched with a mentor, there are plenty of opportunities to learn about gardening at our Urban Farm.
Mentors volunteer their personal time to help new gardeners become successful and confident food growers. We ask that you be respectful of their generosity by committing to completing the full season of visits. There are 5 visits throughout the season, starting in May and ending in October. The timing of each visit is flexible and will be worked out between you and your Mentor. If you are not interested in committing to a full season of Mentor visits, you can apply here for a mentor to meet once or twice. New Gardeners are also encouraged to visit our Urban Farm if they are not interested in Mentor, but would like some help or advice. We have many examples of how to best utilize a raised bed, and our staff will be able to answer many of your questions.
Please fill out the application and we will contact you if there is a Mentor available for a match. Contact email@example.com with any questions. Thank you!
*While it is not required that you order a BLITZ garden from us to receive a Mentor, we highly recommend it - our gardens are filled with healthy, organic soil just about guaranteed to grow anything! BLITZ gardeners will be first priority when it comes to receiving a Mentor.
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