Garden Showcase Presenters

By Livia Donicova Garden Showcase 2015 The Garden at 485 Elm In Montpelier, VT, between the North Branch River and Elm St, lies The Garden at 485 Elm. This small community garden is all about offering affordable growing space for surrounding residents. The Garden Manager, Sheryl Rapee-Adams, was tremendously enthusiastic about being at the NOFA-VT Winter […]

Garden Spotlight: VNA Family Play Program

By Livia Donicova The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is a non-profit agency that provides in-home health services to individuals and families. Their programs provide services in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties for all stages of life, from prenatal care and family programs, to end-of-life care. Operated by the VNA Family Room in Burlington’s Old North End, the […]

Garden Spotlight: Project Inspiration

As you plan your school or community garden for 2015, don’t forget to think outside of the box. Here are some creative, fun, and innovative projects from gardens around VT. Lothrop Elementary School’s Pollinator Program At Lothrop Elemnetary is Pittsford , 2014 was the “Year of the Bee.” Jan, the enrichment/technology teacher, was concerned about […]

Garden Spotlight: Bringing Cultures Together in a Community Garden

Metro Way Community Garden on the Move

Barre garden to be dismantled Saturday, Oct. 18 – volunteers needed

Garden Spotlight: Tinmouth Elementary School

Garden Spotlight: Vergennes Community Garden

       On the far side of town, abutting Northland Job Corps Center property, the Vergennes Community Garden sits at the top of a picturesque hill, overlooking the Adirondack Mountains beyond Lake Champlain. In this peaceful place, a small group of gardeners find a place to grow food and flowers and meet their green […]

Garden Spotlight: Metro Way Community Garden

By Jenna Banning, VCGN Volunteer As many of us know, gardens, especially community gardens, can provide both personal therapy and great social interactions. This was certainly true for Jessica Sanderson, who, while recovering from two major surgeries in 2009, began gardening at the new Metro Way Community Garden in Barre as a way to reconnect […]

Garden Spotlight: New Discovery Garden

By Dory Cooper The New Discovery Garden is located at Winooski Valley Park District’s Ethan Allen Homestead, just a short peaceful bike ride from Burlington’s North End. This garden, previously focused on children’s education, underwent a major renovation throughout this spring and early summer. The garden is one of 14 managed by the city’s Parks […]

A Bennington Garden Improves Local Food Security

This summer we spent some time driving through Southern Vermont to see how the community gardens were doing and to check in with local garden leaders. Here’s an update from our visit to the Morgan Spring Community Garden: Located in the heart of a Bennington neighborhood, just down the street from the local food shelf […]