VGN offers garden workshops on varying topics throughout the season.  The best way to keep in touch and hear about workshops as soon as they are announced is by following us on Instagram (@vtgardens) and by signing up for our monthly newsletter (scroll down to the footer of this webpage to join our mailing list).

If you are interested in nutrition education workshops, check out our Mobile Classroom webpage to learn about scheduling a visit from our Veducator van.

We are thrilled to announce another Garden Like A Farmer Workshop Series!  

The 2024 edition of the Garden Like a Farmer 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 the Conservation Legacy Fund. Registration is necessary to reserve a spot and receive confirmation of the exact meeting location.

Keep an eye on this webpage and our Instagram (@vtgardens) to hear workshop announcements throughout the growing season.


Floods, Droughts and Irrigation Techniques – CANCELLED due to extreme weather…

June 20 / 5-6:30pm

With climate change will come the possibility of more unpredictable storm events and prolonged periods of drought (read details here). In this workshop we will be going over irrigation techniques that can help us conserve water, or divert it if there is an over abundance. We will cover topics such as irrigation equipment, mulching, and how to preserve or drain moisture in the soil.

Workshop facilitated by Nathan Lake, Community Food Production Manager, Intervale Center

Location: Intervale  – exact location sent to registered participants.


Composting in Your Neighborhood – Register here

June 25 / 5-6:30pm

This workshop is for gardeners, alchemists and compost curious neighbors alike!  Soil Cycle BTV will be demonstrating an in-vessel composting system at Starr Farm community garden, featuring a vertical drum design ideal for backyard composting throughout all four seasons. We will discuss recipe, safe operation, and temperature logging. After the demo, participants will be invited to auger compost, tap into the soil cycle network, and explore soil life through a microscope. Food scraps welcome and masks encouraged!

Workshop facilitated by Soil Cycle BTV

Location: Starr Farm Community Garden – exact location sent to registered participants.

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