Garden Spotlight: Charlotte Central School

This year has been different for so many reasons, but various things have recently fallen into place for the Charlotte School garden and it feels like there is more interest, need and use for the garden than ever.   Due to a combination of several things: greater need in the community, the food shelf open every week […]

Limited spaces still available to grow your own!

Registration for the 2020 Community Teaching Garden is still open, however as of 3/24, we only have 3 more spaces available. We are committed to running the CTG Course by creatively adapting to social distancing restrictions that may still be in place in May.  We might gather virtually on Zoom for the first couple of […]

Garden Spotlight: Starr Farm Community Garden

To till or not to till, that is the question… By Libby Weiland, Statewide Network Coordinator One of the things I love most about community gardens–and I’m struck by it each time I pay a visit–is the fact that there are as many growing methods and gardening styles as there are gardeners to employ them. […]

Growing Garden ‘Literacy’ at Highgate Library & Community Center

By Libby Weiland & Virginia Holiman My Visit “Show our guest what you’ve been growing,” says Ms. V, and within minutes of my arrival two young boys are guiding me around their yard–past the volunteer squash patch, through the archway starting to twine with scarlet runner beans, around the sunflowers just about to bloom, to […]

Garden Spotlight: Edible Brattleboro

“Grow Gardens Everywhere for Everyone” By Marilyn Chiarello (Edible Brattleboro) & Libby Weiland (VCGN) In January, 2015, Edible Brattleboro founder Marilyn Chiarello was first inspired to bring edible landscapes to Brattleboro after viewing Pam Warhurst’s TED Talk, entitled “How We Can Eat Our Landscapes.” With the support of Post Oil Solutions, a not-for-profit that develops […]

Good Food Good Medicine: Reaping Garden Benefits Year-round

By Libby Weiland, Statewide Network Coordinator & Joann Darling, Good Food Good Medicine Joann Darling is a Food Justice educator for the Barre-based group, Good Food Good Medicine. Good Food Good Medicine is a grassroots food justice program that provides adult and children’s community food and gardening education free of charge to residents in two […]

Advice from the Field: Workplace Garden Videos

Hear from employees about their own experience with workplace gardens!

Unifying Ideas: Stamford Seed Savers

By Libby Weiland, Statewide Network Coordinator & Stephen Greene, Stamford Seed Savers Long-time garden organizers, Helen Fields and Stephen Greene—instrumental movers and shakers in the  school and community gardening movement in Southern Vermont—are excited to have turned their focus on their home community—Stamford, Vermont. Helen and Stephen were looking for a project that would unify […]

Community Partnerships: Ludlow Community Garden

By Libby Weiland, Statewide Network Coordinator This summer I paid a visit to Ludlow Community Garden, tucked away behind the Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts, in the small south central Vermont town of Ludlow. As I drove over the creek and around the bend to the far back fields, I was surprised […]

White River Junction: Welcome to Garden Village

On an unseasonably misty day in August a crew of local Upper Valley food organizers, advocates and gardeners hosted Vermont Community Garden Network (VCGN) staff for a tour of White River Junction community and school gardens and public orchards. The Upper Valley region is recognized statewide as a hub for local food and garden activity. […]

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