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Lawns to Legumes Coaching 2024


Want a great way to interact directly with a homeowner as they plan and implement a garden project? Try coaching with the state's Lawns to Legumes (L2L) program! 

L2L offers educational resources and $400 grants to Minnesota residents interested in creating pollinator-friendly habitat. L2L coaches are connected with grant recipients to provide guidance and encouragement throughout the grant period. Coaches don't need to be an expert but many of the grantees express that they couldn’t imagine completing the project without the help and support of their garden-knowledgable coach.  

For more information about coaching and to register, see the Lawns to Legumes website

L2L coaching counts as an RCMG Master Gardener volunteer activity. Log your time under Category E7 – "Educational Service Projects: Other (write in: Lawns to Legumes)".

RCMG L2L Coach Responsibilities

  • Attend the L2L Coaches Spring 2024 Training Webinar Zoom linkJan 10, 2024 12:00 PM CST (or view the webinar recording on the L2L website)

  • Reach out to assigned grantee(s)

  • Set expectations for your availability

  • Answer questions, provide guidance and encouragement throughout the project

  • Record your hours in the State Database after working on the activity. Record the contacts you personally worked with when hours are logged.

Volunteer Commitment

  • Coach to one or more grant recipients

  • Be available mid-February through July 15 (Spring grant period)

  • Provide 1-6 hours of coaching for the grant period (up to 3 hours per assigned grantee)

  • Attend as many cohort discussion sessions as interest you

  • Mentors and Interns are encouraged to sign-up as partners

There is also a RCMG coaching cohort for those interested in comparing notes and sharing resources as they support their grantees. Sign up for the cohort through this SUG

Karen Randall

RCMG Volunteer

L2L Project Lead

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