vision for our Regional
Outreach Training Centers is to provide Growing Power’s
support at the local level as an expansion of our organizational
vision: Inspiring communities to build sustainable food
are equitable and ecologically sound, creating a just world, one
secure community at a time. A Regional Outreach Training Center,
will be able to host Growing Power, “From the Ground Up”
type workshops for
its region and will receive technical support to plan and develop
Food Systems projects inspired by Growing Power’s Community Food
annual 2-day trainings on sustainable food production methods for the
local community with Growing Power staff as trainers.
able to pay for GP’s staffing & material costs to travel to
and conduct the trainings.
regularly in GP’s ongoing Milwaukee training activities (either
the weekend “From the Ground Up” workshops, the Commercial
Urban Agriculture program, or more extensive farmer trainings) and
and distribute healthy, nutritious food to its community.
high-quality compost and worms for community food projects and
regular workshops and education in community food systems.
and operate working Aquaponics systems.
other programs and initiatives that move local community food systems
a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that clarifies: (1)
GP’s expectations for the ROTC organization; and (2) its role in
supporting and evaluating the ROTC’s progress
staff trainers and materials to conduct the annual 2-day trainings held
at the ROTC partner’s production site.
to the development of the ROTC partner’s food production
infrastructure – compost/vermicompost systems, hoop-structured
greenhouses, aquaponics systems, alternative energy strategies, and
the ROTC partner’s ability to offer local trainings on its own.
the ROTC partner to use GP’s logo and photographs in its written
and digital materials (such as its website).
to become an ROTC site?
Mandatory completion of the 5-month (January-May) Commercial Urban
Agriculture program at Growing Power in Milwaukee (see GP website for
details and dates). It is preferred that more than one participant from
the prospective ROTC organization participate.
Have permanent access to a food production site.
Develop a detailed program and impact statement for a prospective ROTC.
Complete the entire ROTC application
and submit to Growing
Power. Click here
for the application.
Upon approval of the application by GP, the applicant organization will
develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with GP that details financial
commitments, timetables and expectations for both parties.
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Headquarters: 5500 W. Silver Spring Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53218
414.527.1546 / Fax 414.527.1908
13111 W. Silver Spring Drive, Butler, WI 53007
/ Fax 262.439.6141
Projects Office: 3333 S. Iron Street, Chicago, IL 60608