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HOW TO… Promote your Green Community Hub

Are you looking to promote your Green Community Hub and get more people involved? Raising awareness of your project can help increase participation, recruit volunteers, sell event tickets, raise funds, celebrate your work, and bring people together.

Here’s a few tips to help you spread the word and grow your green community:

Define your message

Start by identifying what’s unique about your green hub. What is the message you want to convey? And consider specific goals too. Do you want to recruit more volunteers? Are you looking for participants? Are you promoting an event? Use this message as the basis for your promotional efforts.

Create some marketing materials

Posters and flyers displayed in local venues, such as libraries, community centers, and coffee shops can help raise awareness. Remember to keep it simple and don’t forget the basics: What, where, and when. Banners or signs pointing to your Hub will also help.

Use Social Media

Social media is a powerful (and free!) tool for connecting with people in your community. Use platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to share updates, post photos, and promote events.

You can find out more about using Social Media in our Guide here…

Host Events

Hosting events is a great way to get people involved in your Hub. Consider hosting a planting day, a harvest festival, or just an open afternoon with guided tours and refreshments. Encourage participants to bring friends and family members to help spread the word about your Hub.

Reach out to local media

Hosting events is a great way to get people involved in your Hub. Consider hosting a planting day, a harvest festival, or just an open afternoon with guided tours and refreshments. Encourage participants to bring friends and family members to help spread the word about your Hub.

Partner with local organisations

Partnering with local organizations can help you reach new audiences and build relationships in your community. Consider partnering with schools, churches, and community groups to promote your garden and encourage participation.

Offer activities

Offer classes, workshops, family sessions, or tours of your Hub to help people learn more about gardening and the benefits of fresh, locally-grown produce. Specific activities also give people a time and place, and a reason to engage.

Try following these tips, and you’ll be able to promote your community garden to build a strong, engaged community around it.

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