Funders

Big thanks to the foundations and granting agencies who have provided generous funding to support VCGN’s statewide work and garden-based education and outreach programs.
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The Bay and Paul Foundations, 2006-2016
Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, 2003-2015
Jan and David Blittersdorf Foundation, 2009-2010
Harris and Frances Block Foundation, 2003-2016
Burlington Garden Club, 2002-2016
Burlington Students Foundation, 2011-2012
Canaday Family Charitable Trust, 2009-2011, 2014-2015
Jane B. Cook 1992 Charitable Trust, 2006-2012, 2014-2015
O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation, 2014-2016
Every Monday Thrift Shop, 2002-2012
Fanny Allen Corporation, 2011
Feinstein Hunger Relief / Public Service Fund, 2005-2013
Fieldstone Foundation, 2011, 2012, 2014-2016
General Dynamics Employees’ Community Action Council, 2003-2013
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, 2013
Episcopal Relief & Development, Episcopal Diocese of Vermont, 2012
A.D. Henderson Foundation, 2009-2010
Serena Foundation, 2014, 2016
Sid and Cecelia Lance Family Foundation, 2005-2016
Forrest and Frances Lattner Foundation, 2013-2016
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 2010-2011
New England Grassroots Environment Fund, 2002-2009, 2013-2014
Norcross Wildlife Foundation, 2012
Northfield Savings Bank, 2011
Merchants Bank Foundation, 2007-2011
Oakland Foundation, 2012-2013
Ronald McDonald House Charities, 2002, 2005, 2008
George W. Mergens Foundation, 2006-2007
People’s United Community Foundation, 2010-2011
Serena Foundation, 2014, 2016
Tarrant Foundation, 2011
Vermont Agency of Agriculture, 2013-2014
Vermont Community Foundation, 2003-2012, 2016
Vermont Health Foundation, 2009-2011
The Windham Foundation, 2006, 2008, 2012

Business Partners

VCGN recognizes the business sponsors below for their enthusiastic support for garden-based education and community and school gardens. Our business partners are committed to improving food security and creating healthy and positive change in our neighborhoods and schools. We are proud to partner with them on this important work!1-percent-recipient

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Please visit our friendly business partners and be sure to thank them for their support of community and school gardens.

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American Flatbread Burlington Hearth serves wood-fired flatbread featuring fresh, local ingredients. The staff and owners are committed to supporting Vermont farmers and organizations and place high value on the important community-building benefits of community and school gardens.

American Meadows donates high quality flower and vegetable seeds and perennial plants and flowers to VCGN for distribution to member gardens. The Williston, Vt. company also offers wildflower seeds, flower bulbs, and in-depth gardening info.

Cedar Goods makes raised bed kits and other products handcrafted from high quality white cedar, milled at the Porter family farm in Vermont. This small business supports community and school garden groups around the state with discounted first- and second-quality cedar products.

Champlain Valley Compost Co. based in Charlotte, Vermont encourages community-based gardening and provides generous discounts on their premium Farm-Crafted Compost and Raised Bed Mix for community, school, neighborhood, and group garden projects.

City Market is Burlington’s home town grocery and food cooperative and an enthusiastic community partner with VCGN in supporting garden-based education in local schools and community settings. Member Workers from City Market are an important part of our volunteer program.

 Gardener’s Supply of Burlington, Vermont partners with VCGN on a variety of community-based initiatives. Gardener’s Supply is a leading mail order resource for quality garden products, tools, and supplies.

Happy Fantastic Designs is a wonderfully unique apparel and accessories line designed by artist and Community Teaching Garden graduate Joanne Kalisz. She sells her joyful creations at the Burlington Farmers Market and through her Etsy store.

Green Mountain Compost of Williston, Vermont produces organic compost, topsoil, germinating mix, and raised bed mix used by farmers, gardeners, and landscapers across northern Vermont.

Healthy Living Market of South Burlington has a community outreach program devoted to helping local non-profit organizations.

High Mowing Seeds of Wolcott, Vemont provides organically grown seeds to support VCGN’s education and outreach programs. High Mowing Seeds offers a diverse selection of standard and heirloom seeds.

lululemon athletica in Burlington sells technical athletic apparel with the mission to create components for people to live longer, healthier, fun lives. lululemon partners with VCGN on garden projects benefiting children in the Old North End.

Main Street Landing of Burlington, Vermont supports the visual and performing arts, provides incubator space for start-up local businesses, and nurtures social responsibility by redeveloping property on Burlington’s waterfront.

Queen City Soil & Stone
of Burlington and Hinesburg, Vermont is committed to practices and principles that view a garden as part of the broader ecology.

Red Wagon Plants of Hinesburg, Vermont provides organically grown plants to support VCGN’s education and outreach programs and is a wonderful partner for our annual Sweet Potato Slip Sale and other events. Red Wagon offers a wide variety of heirloom vegetables.

Skinny Pancake is on a mission to change the world by building a safer, healthier and more delicious foodshed while creating everyday enjoyment that is fun and affordable. (1% for the Planet member)

Vantage Press is a full-service, locally-owned print shop in Burlington’s Old North End. From business cards to menus to brochures to yard signs to custom mailings, this community-minded business will meet all your printing and mailing needs.

Vermont Edible Landscapes is a land planning business focused on the development of agro-ecosystems. Meghan Giroux and her team work with our clients to design, install and establish ecologically regenerative landscapes. They approach land management through an agrarian lens utilizing a variety of diverse biological disciplines. VEL provides site evaluation, planning and development and is a key VCGN partner for site development and the Edible Landscaping & Community Gardening Toolkit for Affordable Housing Communities.

To learn more about business sponsorship opportunities with the Vermont Community Garden Network, please call VCGN’s executive director Jess Hyman at 802-861-4769.