July Toolshed: Tips for Garden Leaders

A Garden Leader’s Guide to Integrated Pest Management By Libby Weiland, Statewide Network Coordinator

March Toolshed: Tips for Garden Leaders

Fundraising Tools By Libby Weiland, Statewide Network Coordinator

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 […]

December Toolshed: Tips for Garden Leaders

A Call For Community

September Toolshed: Tips for Garden Leaders

Build Your Skills Congratulations on supporting the growth of another season in your community or school garden!  With another year under your belt you’ve likely learned more about what works and what doesn’t work in managing your garden.  As the season draws to an end, reflect on what you’ve learned and what you want to […]

August Toolshed: Tips for Garden Leaders

A Special Invitation While your garden is still in its full glory, send a special invite to neighbors, volunteers, teachers, parents, donors, local officials and other current or potential stakeholders to come see your garden at its best.  This is a great way to thank the people who have made contributions and inspire new partnerships […]

July Toolshed: Tips for Garden Leaders

Meeting the Mid-summer Challenge Mid-summer can be at once the most rewarding and the most challenging part of community gardening.  It’s when the reason for the season really kicks in: plants are more robust and filling up your garden with green, your harvests are beginning to be more substantial and your early season work is […]

June Toolshed: Tips for Garden Leaders

Top Ten Ideas Worth Sharing: Supporting Garden Volunteers                        

May Toolshed: Tips for Garden Leaders

Garden Communications Before the growing season’s in full swing, make sure there are systems in place for communicating information, ideas, and concerns with and among those involved with your community or school garden (i.e. gardeners, volunteers, teachers, students).  To assess your garden’s communications, start with some basic questions: How do your garden’s coordinators relay announcements, […]