Last Saturday, I attended a Master Gardener workshop on Creating and Sustaining a Youth Garden.  Karen Wilson, a Master Gardener and one of the presenters outlined key people and roles for those of us in the planning stages to consider.  

Steering Committee (Big picture, strategy)

  1. Chairman (executive sponsor)
  2. Instructional lead
  3. Facilities/maintenance lead
  4. Community lead(s)
  5. Garden program lead/coordinator
  6. Student lead(s)
  7. Other key stakeholders (PTA rep, etc.)

Action Team (day to day operations)

  1. Program lead/coordinator
  2. Training lead
  3. Communications lead
  4. Fundraiser lead
  5. Maintenance resources
  6. Volunteers
  7. Educators
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