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. […]

Our Statewide Network

Have you ever wondered about the Network in Vermont Community Garden Network? The Network is a patchwork of more than 500 community-based gardens extending across the state: Town, neighborhood, and housing community gardens, providing space for residents to grow their own and gather with neighbors; Teaching gardens at schools, early care centers, universities, and community […]

Extending the Season Webinar Resources

Presented to you by Vermont Community Garden Network, this webinar provides: tips from gardening expert Charlie Nardozzi on in-the-garden season extension techniques, inspiration on how to build and manage a community hoop house from Bethany Dunbar of Center for an Agricultural Economy and Hardwick Community Garden, and lessons from Olivia Brooks, Morgan Willis and Phyllis […]

CAV & VCGN Launch Community Composting Pilot at 3 Sites

The Composting Association of Vermont (CAV) and Vermont Community Garden Network (VCGN) are helping Ludlow Area Community Garden (Ludlow), Down to Earth Community Garden (St. Albans), and The Garden at 485 Elm (Montpelier) to try out community food scrap composting. All three projects are a part of a new pilot project—Food Scrap Composting at Community […]

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