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, Burlington Area Community Gardens, and National Life 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.

Upcoming workshops in September:

Preparing Your Garden for Winter – Thursday, September 21 , 5-6:30pm – Register now!

As daylight begins to decrease and we turn to bringing in the harvest and celebrating the season. Before we call it quits for the year there are a few more steps we could take to ensure our growing space continues to thrive. In this workshop we will go over some basic strategies for preparing your growing space for the winter months. Things that will be covered are cover cropping strategies, winter food production, and tips to get a jump start on the next growing season.

This workshop will take place at the Intervale Center.

Seed Saving & Garlic Planting – Thursday, October 5, 5-6:30pm – Register now!

Join us to learn about two end-of-season practices we are passionate about – saving seeds and planting garlic!  We will reflect on the beauty and abundance of seeds as we learn tips and techniques for seed saving in a small-scale garden. Differentiating between dry and wet seeds, considering cross-pollination, threshing and winnowing, drying and storing seeds will all be explored through hands-on demonstrations.

Saving garlic seed and setting yourself up for success growing this beloved crop will also be part of this workshop.  We will discuss types of garlic, fertility needs, spacing requirements and cultivation tips for planting garlic now and harvesting abundance next summer.  In celebration of this last workshop in the Garden Like a Farmer series, we will have garlic seed and this season’s surplus seed packets to share with participants.  

This workshop will take place at the Seedsong Collective Garden, at the Intervale.  Meeting location details will be sent to all registered participants – please sign up!



Garden Organizing Trainings

Every year we offer an array of garden organizing trainings to support community-based gardeners establish new projects, share best practices, and build a resilient network around the state.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact angela(at)


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