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 and Facebook (@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 offer another Garden Like A Farmer season-long workshop series in 2023!

This workshop series is a collaborative effort between a handful of organizations committed to supporting food access and empowering people to grow their own food.  We extend our gratitude to the Intervale Center for co-hosting these workshops and to the Institute for Agroecology, Skinny Pancake, and Burlington Area Community Gardens for co-sponsoring the series to make registration free and open to everyone!

Register for workshops through SignUp Genius, following the links on the Intervale Center’s calendar.  We’ll be posting workshop updates below month-to-month.

Next workshop: Fruit Tree Pruning – Thursday, March 30, 5-7pm – Register here

Proper pruning of fruit trees helps to ensure that your fruit trees stay healthy and produce the highest quality fruit. Whether you’re taking care of young trees, wrangling in that grandmother apple tree in your backyard, or cleaning up berry bushes, this class will teach and demonstrate tools and techniques to meet the goals of the trees, shrubs and the people in your orchard. We will focus on apple, pear, peach, plum, blueberry, currant, raspberry, and even vines such as grape and kiwi. The worksop will cover topics such as choosing the most effective pruning tools and determining pruning goals (size, shape, light penetration, etc.) and will demonstrate how to properly prune different types of fruit trees to maximize their health and productivity. Students will have an opportunity to both observe and practice pruning of multiple types of fruit tree.

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