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Outreach Programs

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is dedicated to spreading horticulture knowledge and appreciation beyond the confines of park. Through community outreach programs, we are helping to create new edible gardens, city beautification projects and home gardens throughout the community. Elsewhere, The Green Corps jobs program provides essential skills for young adults interested in obtaining a job in the green industry.

Those interested in outreach for youth should contact Jeannie Wycinski at (614) 715-8028 or

Growing to Green Growing to Green is Columbus’ largest organized effort to promote and provide free resources for community gardening and city beautification. Teen Corps Teen Corps is a community-supported summer program designed to teach life and work skills to local teens through hands-on experiences in urban farming. Scotts Mircale-Gro Company Community Garden Campus Space for our neighbors to manage community garden plots and connect with nature. The community garden campus is free to the public. Plant Societies Plant societies are outside organizations of passionate and knowledgeable individuals who are dedicated to learning, growing and teaching about specific plants, plant families or specific plant art forms. Farmers' Market The 2021 Farmers’ Market is open to the public on Wednesdays from 3:30–6:30pm from June 2 through September 1, 2021. Support local vendors and food trucks! Columbus City Schools Summer Camps inspired by the Conservatory’s summer camps, this six-week program serves Columbus City School students to bring STEAM concepts to life through experiential learning.

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