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 […]

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 […]

Vermont Fruit & Nut Tree Grant 2022

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. 

Join us for VGN’s Snowshoe Winter Walk!

Join us for Vermont Garden Network’s first ever Snowshoe Winter Walk! The walk will take place on February 13th from 1-3pm at Catamount Outdoor Family Center and will consist of a family-friendly 2k loop and other fun activities, at the end of which prizes for most funds raised, silliest hat, and best team name will […]

Collective Gardening: Winter Community of Practice

In 2022 we are diving into the unique model of community-based gardening called “collective gardening.” Visit our Collective Gardening page for upcoming opportunities and resources for people organizing these communities. Coming up: Collective Gardening Community of PracticeWinter Online Gathering: Feb 16th This community of practice (COP) is a conversation space for people involved or interested […]

Gardening as Food Sovereignty: My experience as summer intern with VCGN

by Liza Greene Hello! My name is Liza Greene and this summer I was the SHECP Garden Education and Food Access Intern for the Vermont Community Garden Network. I first learned about VCGN through a nationwide program that my college partners with called the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP). Through collaborating with universities […]

The Homestead

A special raffle – Win a beautiful framed acrylic painting from Vermont artist Michael Strauss! Ethan Allen Homestead is a special place for gardeners and nature-lovers of all walks, and this piece (measuring 21″ X 25″) captures the vibrancy there. Raffle tickets are $20, and all proceeds will support our new Mobile Classroom and Resource […]

Vermont Garden Tour 2021

Join us throughout August and September as we feature Open Houses at community gardens across the state. These spaces nourish our families and neighbors, and also become outdoor classrooms, artistic displays, collaborative food donation projects and gathering spots to connect people within communities… all with stories and knowledge to share! Open Houses are family friendly, […]

Community Garden Irrigation

Water is always at the top of a gardener’s list of concerns, but with drought and heat unusual to Vermont’s gardening season the question of how to get enough water to thirsty plants has been particularly salient. Old systems that gardens put up with in milder years are no longer cutting it. Community gardeners have […]

Interns Support Community-based Garden Education

Thanks to an energetic and talented group of interns, VCGN is able to facilitate hands-on garden education–for seniors, adults, children and families, in residential settings, at the hospital, and in community gardens, with New American communities, UVM Medical Center patients, beginner organic gardeners, family play groups, restaurant workers, and others. Meet the team! Liza Greene […]

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