Winter Lessons for Spring Garden Planning

From Carolina Lukac, Garden Education Manager & Libby Weiland, Statewide Network Coordinator Here at the VCGN office we’re flipping through our notebooks for all of those tidbits we gathered over the winter months—favorite activities, inspiring ideas, new resources—so that we can share them with you! Here are a few of those morsels, gleaned from the […]

Calling on Garden Support – Extension Master Gardener Volunteers

Early spring is the time when garden organizers are taking stock: Are there enough tools on hand? What needs to be fixed or upgraded? Do we need to order compost? In our logistical rush to get things ready, let us not forget perhaps the most important question: Do we have the people committed to the […]

Voices of Vermont Extension Master Gardener Project Leaders & Community Partners

By Libby Weiland

Announcing 2017 Green Thumbs at Work Grantees!

Nine businesses and organizations across the state will be starting gardens this season through the Green Thumbs at Work employee garden grant program. This year’s grantees come from all corners of the state and benefit employees in a variety of sectors–health care, renewable energy, software development, human services, youth theater, and the restaurant business. Congratulations […]

March Toolshed: Tips for Garden Leaders

Fundraising Tools By Libby Weiland, Statewide Network Coordinator

Food Scrap Composting at Community Gardens – Funding & Pilot Project

Seed Libraries: Conserving Biodiversity, Building Community, Sharing Resources

By Claire Londagin VCGN Network Outreach Assistant

February Toolshed: Tips for Garden Leaders

Go Wild for Pollinators While Educating and Building Your Community

January Toolshed: Tips for Garden Leaders

Celebrate National Seed Swap Day! By Libby Weiland, Statewide Network Coordinator Join gardeners across the country in the age-old tradition of sharing seeds. National Seed Swap Day takes place every year on the last Saturday of January—this year on January 28th. Seed swaps in Vermont typically take place between January and March, in time for […]

Community Composting Forums – Fall 2016

Over the course of 4 evenings, at locations around the state, we brought together a wide range of perspectives around the practice of managing food scraps through community composting, discussing the role community and school garden composting systems can play in these efforts. THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for these statewide conversations!  We […]