Riverside Neighborhood Garden – Volunteer Info

Greetings garden superheroes!

Thank you so much for signing up for Day in the Dirt this Saturday, April 29. This is a huge day for the gardens to get ready for the growing season and share their stories with passionate community members – that’s you!

The event is rain or shine – gardeners are a hardy bunch, after all. We may get wet, we will certainly get dirty, and we are sure to have lots of fun!

YOUR SITE: Riverside Neighborhood Garden

Address: 300 Intervale Ave. Burlington, VT.

Parking: Street parking is available on Intervale Ave, Luck Street, and Manhattan Drive. Please do not park in the Riverside Apartments parking lot.

Please carpool, bike, or walk, if possible. Parking is limited at the garden site and Intervale Center.

The Riverside Neighborhood Garden was established in 2009 by the grassroots community group Grow Team ONE and joined Burlington Area Community Gardens in 2013. The gardeners are from the adjacent Riverside Apartments, the surrounding neighborhood, and a youth garden program from the Boys & Girls Club. The Day in the Dirt team will rebuild the compost bins, turn the compost, and help with general site cleanup and prepare for the growing season.

Schedule – Saturday, April 29:

  •         9:00AM – Arrive at your garden site
  •         9:30AM – Work starts
  •        12:00PM – Lunch & Celebration at Intervale Center (180 Intervale Road, Burlington, VT)
    Family and friends are welcome to join you at the lunch celebration with a $5 donation.

What to wear: Please wear closed-toed shoes and comfortable and weather appropriate clothing – layers, rain jacket if it looks wet, hat and sunscreen if it looks sunny.

What to bring: Gloves, water, sunscreen, a hoe or rake if you can, a big smile, and a can-do attitude. (Please note that many sites will not have water available – bring your own water bottle.)

Your site also needs the following items. Please bring what you can:

  • Rakes, pruners

Donations

As a reminder, volunteers are encouraged to each raise a minimum of $25 toward our fundraising goal. These funds support VCGN’s work to grow more gardens all over the state. The top fundraiser will get a prize! You can use this link to our online fundraising platform to share with family, friends co-workers, and members of the community: http://tinyurl.com/DirtDonation2017

Contact Us

Contact for directions, info, and cancellations: Contact Jennifer Fuller at volunteer@vcgn.org, (802) 861-4769 or Jess Hyman at jess@vcgn.org or (802) 598-3139

The Vermont Community Garden Network is a nonprofit organization that provides technical assistance, training, resources, grants, and hands-on food and garden education for all ages. We believe in the power of growing food together to increase food security and build community! Visit www.vcgn.org for more information.

Day in the Dirt is made possible by hundreds of amazing volunteers – like you! We are also grateful to the many sponsors and partners that make this event a success: