Fruit and Nut Tree Grant 2023

The Vermont Fruit & Nut Tree Grant focuses on increasing access to fruit and nut trees through plantings and related education at select community garden sites across the state. This grant program is a collaboration between the Vermont Garden Network (VGN) and the VT Urban & Community Forestry Program (VT UCF). Additional funding comes from […]

Seed Bundle Donations!

Thanks to the generosity of High Mowing Seeds, Gardener’s Supply, and Red Wagon Plants, we are able to share a bounty of donated seed packets to gardeners around the state.    Seed packets can only be commercially sold for one growing season. However, seed germination viability for most vegetables is on average 3-5 years! We’ve gathered hundreds of surplus seed […]

Mobile Classroom – We now travel around the state!

The VGN’s Mobile Classroom (affectionately known internally as the Veducator) is a new initiative to engage community members of all ages in the importance of additional fruit and vegetable intake in their daily diets and increase climate resiliency through gardening. The Mobile Classroom is a retrofitted van that has an induction stove kitchenette, an awning, […]

Ode to the Gardening Seniors

by Grace Morrissey, VGN Garden Education Intern So much has been growing in our senior gardens as spring has slowly turned to summer. Both plants and people have begun to flourish in the warm weather. Over the past few weeks we’ve been busy filling up the garden plots, planting seeds and starts of all varieties; […]

Join Us – Become a VGN Member!

By becoming a Vermont Garden Network member, you are investing in better access to gardening for all and deepening your roots in the gardening movement, whether at home or in community. Membership provides you with the opportunity to connect meaningfully with VGN and with gardeners across the state. VGN members receive an invitation to a […]

Fall Collective Gardening Community of Practice

Our next Zoom meet-up will be on Wednesday, November 9, from 9:00-10:30am.   Collective gardens are growing spaces where gardeners share the work of planting, tending and harvesting in one large plot together, differentiated from the traditional individually-tended community garden “plots.” These growing communities have their own unique set of opportunities, challenges, and creative solutions. The Collective Gardening Community […]

Holiday Photo Shoot Fundraiser

We are excited to announce that we are resuming our annual holiday photo shoot this year, Nov 12 & 13th at Gardener’s Supply Co in Burlington. This event is a fundraiser for the VT Garden Network. Book your spot soon, as they have filled up quickly in the past! We provide backdrops, holiday props, and will […]

Growing Together at Beacon Apartments

I’m Sharon Newman, Garden Coordinator for Chittenden County affordable housing, a partnership between VGN and Champlain Housing Trust (CHT). One site I have spent a lot of time at this season is Beacon, permanent housing for homeless residents, located in South Burlington. Back in March, as I did my pre-season check in, I noticed that the winter […]

Garden Like a Farmer Workshop Series

Check out our series of free, hands-on workshops for gardeners interested in learning new techniques, tools, and tips.  We are partnering with the Intervale Center, Burlington Area Community Gardens,  and the Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative at UVM to facilitate this bi-monthly workshop series. Workshops take place at the People’s Farm and at the Co-op Victory […]

Join the Co-op Victory Garden!

A collective garden where members share access to land, resources, and a mentorship program to grow a lot of food on a small plot of land.  We are welcoming members for the 2022 season! Want to learn more?  Read about the Co-op Victory Garden here or contact Carolina to come visit the garden and be […]

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