More than 160 volunteers gave local community and school gardens all over Burlington a spring boost on May 9, 2015 – and had a great time, too. Presented in partnership with 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, the event brings new life to sites that are essential to feeding our community. In 2016, the event is growing into a whole Dirty Weekend. Click here to learn more!
Check out this amazing time-lapse video from the Archibald Neighborhood Garden re-build by Meghan O’Rourke:
- WHAT: Teams of volunteers worked on school and community garden projects around the city to give the gardens a spring boost and raise funds for the Vermont Community Garden Network, which provides technical assistance, training, resources, and grants for garden groups in Burlington and around the state.
- WHEN: May 9, 2015 in Burlington. 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): 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 American Flatbread, New Moon, Sugarsnap, Rhino Foods, Chubby Muffin, Cotton Candy Connection, g.housen, Vermont Brewers Festival, Pizza Verita, Skinny Pancake, City Market, Healthy Living, Magic Hat, Burton, Bee’s Wrap, and CarShare Vermont.
The teams are made up of business-sponsored teams and individual garden superheroes who raise funds for their Day in the Dirt!