Day in the Dirt 2017


The 5th Annual Day in the Dirt is April 29.

Click here for info on business sponsorship and team sign-ups.

Garden site and volunteer sign-ups coming soon!

NEW THIS YEAR: Garden sites all over the state can join the fun by hosting spring work days and volunteer events on April 29. More info coming soon.

The 5th annual Day in the Dirt includes teams of volunteers working at community and school garden sites all over Burlington (and beyond!), a delicious picnic, and plenty of fun and prizes. Day in the Dirt is made possible thanks to more than 280 volunteers, Gardener’s Supply, Burlington Parks Recreation & Waterfront, UVM’s Department of Community Development & Applied Economics, Green Mountain Compost, the Intervale Center, and a host of local businesses. YOU can be part of this fun community event, too!

See photos and details from past years’ Day in the Dirt:

Read all about the 2016 Dirty Weekend here. The 2016 Dirty Weekend combined Day in the Dirt with a Friday night Dirt Ball Karaoke Party and Green Mountain Compost’s CompostFEst on Sunday. The weekend was a tremendous success with more than 280 volunteers transforming 16 community and school garden sites. Big thanks to all the event partners, sponsors, garden groups, and volunteers! Click here for stories and photos from this awesome celebration of soils, spring, and community spirit!

And check out this amazing time-lapse video from the 2015 Archibald Neighborhood Garden re-build by Meghan O’Rourke:

    • WHAT: Teams of business-sponsored teams and individual garden superheroes work on school and community garden projects around the city to give the gardens a spring boost.
    • WHEN: Teams met at garden sites at 9am, worked on projects from 9:30am-noon, then gathered at the Intervale Center for a garden celebration, lunch and prizes.
    • WHERE: (Click here for a map of 2015 sites): Champlain School Garden and Champlain Community Garden in the South End; Archibald Neighborhood Garden, Sara Holbrook Community Center, and Riverside Neighborhood Garden in the Old North End; Hunt Middle School Garden and Homeward Bound Collective in the New North End; Abenaki Heritage Garden at the Intervale; VNA Family Room Garden at Ethan Allen Homestead; and the Fanny Allen Garden in Colchester.
    • EXTRAS: Free T-shirts, garden celebration, lunch, and prizes from local businesses and restaurants.