Events

Click on the orange links for more information about upcoming VCGN events and educational opportunities and see the statewide garden calendar below.

Coming Up….


See the Lake Monsters and Support VCGN

Lake Monsters LogoVT Lake Monsters vs. Aberdeen Ironbirds: June 30
Buy $6 tickets during the month of May and half goes directly to VCGN!  June 30 is also Kids Eat Free Thursday. A great game for a great cause! Benefit tickets only available through May 31 at http://tinyurl.com/LakeMonstersJune30 or call 655-6611 and use the code vcgn.


 GardenDay-2016CVOEO 27th Annual Garden Day

May 20, 11am-2pm at Chittenden Emergency Foodshelf parking lot, 228 North Winooski Ave.  Burlington

FREE seeds, vegetable starts, and compost for gardeners in need. The seedlings are grown and donated by students from Chittenden Central Supervisory Union and from Intervale Community Farm. The seeds are donated by High Mowing seeds and VT Community Garden Network, and the compost is donated by Green Mountain Compost. Bring your own box for plants and bucket or bag for compost!


burlap_bag_1BurlapVolunteersBurlap Bag Sale

The 24″ x 36″ burlap coffee bags donated by Keurig Green Mountain are an excellent biodegradable weedblock for garden pathways and sheet mulching, and they’re great for grow bags, sack races, and craft projects too! All burlap bag proceeds support VCGN’s educational programs. Click on the link below or call us to order:  (802) 861-4769.

Pre-order burlap bags and pick up at the June 11-12 Sweet Potato Slip Sale at red Wagon Plants


Sweet Potato Slip Sale

Sweet_Potato_Sale-RWP8am-6pm June 11 & 12 at Red Wagon Plants in Hinesburg
The well rooted Orleans sweet potato plants thrive in Vermont gardens. Proceeds support VCGN’s garden-based education and outreach programs. Call (802) 861-4769 for pre-orders.

Sweet potatoes are ideal for Champlain Valley gardeners with sandy, silty, or loam soil. Each slip can produce up to five pounds of delicious Orleans sweet potatoes.

sweet potatoThe sweet potato slips are a VCGN product. Red Wagon Plants generously donates the organic potting soil, pots, and greenhouse space – and hosts the sale. The slips come from Jones Family Farms in Bailey, North Carolina, and are approved for use in certified organic production by Vermont Organic Farmers, LLC. Our volunteers pot the slips to allow them to root in time for the sale and they are ready for planting as soon as the soil warms up and nighttime temperatures are consistently above 50 degrees.

Don’t miss your chance to grow this delicious crop!


 

CLASSES, WORKSHOPS & TRAINING

Community Teaching GardenDenise and class around bed

Registration is open for 2016 May-September Class. This hands-on beginner organic vegetable gardening class covers how to plant, cultivate, harvest, and preserve the harvest from your own plot and shared garden space in a cooperative learning environment. Two locations in Burlington.

Grow It! Community & School Garden Workshop Series

At locations around the state of Vermont.  Join community and school garden leaders from around your region for this unique training opportunity. Learn strategies to boost your garden programs and support growth, share stories and ideas, and celebrate this growing movement.

MORE GARDEN, FARM, & FOOD EVENTS AROUND THE STATE: