VGN 2023 Annual Impact Report

We are excited to share our 2023 Impact Report.  We hope the rich photos will provide inspiration as you tend the soil at the start of this growing season.  Thank you to all the volunteers and supporters as we continue to GROW TOGETHER!

VGN announces a new collective garden!

We are kickstarting a second collective garden to increase access to fresh food and overcome barriers to growing food. An inaugural cohort of ten members will receive full scholarships to join the Starr Farm Collective Garden. Read about the garden features, program highlights, member expectations, and application process here.

Garden Like a Farmer

The 2024  workshop series will offer techniques, tips and tools for small-scale gardeners to mitigate and adapt to climate change through nature-based solutions. Workshops take place at farms and community gardens around Burlington. We’ve partnered with the Intervale Center to organize the series and we are pleased to offer these workshops FREE and open to everyone, made possible by […]

Welcoming New Staff

We are delighted to welcome these new faces to our team as we gear up for the growing season.  Visit our Staff & Board webpage to learn more about the people who bring VGN’s work to life. Katharyn Hassan, Sowing Seeds Spring Intern Audrey Tassey, Chittenden County Garden Coordinator Nic Stevens, Washington County Garden Coordinator […]

Garden Volunteers

As we gear up for the season ahead, we always appreciate helping hands to work alongside us in gardens.  VGN is a City Market Community Outreach Partner, which means that co-op members can receive discounts for every hour volunteered with VGN.  We are delighted to welcome everyone interested in supporting our work, so whether you […]

It is Seed Catalog Season, Hooray!

In late November we read through Margaret Roach’s article in the NYTimes “This Seed Season, Consider a Catalog That Takes a Different Approach”, and felt inspired to share our complementary version of some of our favorite seed catalogs. We’ve included brief descriptions of seed companies that made our list and links to online catalogs for easy […]

Seed Bundle Donations

Every year we gather surplus seed packets and mail donation bundles to gardeners all around Vermont. If your gardening budget is tight or you are starting up a new project and need seeds or you coordinate a community-based garden and would like to offer seeds to program participants, then our Seed Bundle Donation program is […]

A New Accessible Garden in Shelburne

Evolution of a garden idea, by Kit Anderson The inspiration for this garden was a long-ago visit to Wisley Gardens in England. One section had state-of-the-art demonstration gardens designed to be accessible to those who could not garden at ground level, including those in wheel chairs. But they weren’t just practical–they were planned to be […]

Seedsongers at Shelburne Farms!

Members of our Seedsong Collective Garden lost their entire garden during the July flood at the Intervale in Burlington.  Amidst the sorrow and uncertainty of next steps in the flood recovery process, we received a generous invitation from a former graduate and board member.  Casey participated in VGN’s Thriving Gardens Course in 2017 and later […]

Flood Resources

We are compiling a list of resources for flood recovery in small-scale gardens. We’ll update this webpage as we receive more guidance.  If you have a resource from a trustworthy source that you suggest we add to our list, please email

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