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 […]

Robin’s Nest Children’s Center Gets New Gardens

Robin’s Nest Children’s Center in Burlington received a special food garden grant from Lululemon Athletica this summer. On Aug. 16, a team of volunteers from the Vermont Community Garden Network, Lululemon’s Church Street store, and Robin’s Nest installed four raised beds and a bench. Robin’s Nest serves infants through six-year-olds at the Old North End […]

Garden Spotlight- Calahan Park

By Colin Reid, VCGN Communications Intern Calahan Park, located on Locust St. in Burlington, is home to one of the city’s fourteen community gardens managed by Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront.  The plots, built in to the side of a lightly sloping hill, overlook Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks.  This garden, which is a colorful […]