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

Coming Up….

High Bionutrient Crop Productiondan_remineralizing-lg

Jan. 7 (NEW DATE) & March 18, 2017 – City Hall in Montpelier. Are you looking to grow more nutritious and delicious food? Do you want to apply innovative and reliable principles to your crop? Join lifelong organic farmer Dan Kittredge, founder of the Bionutrient Food Association, who will help connect the dots between soil health, plant health, and human health. This two-day intensive course is for gardeners, farmers, homesteaders, and others to build upon your knowledge and experience to increase the health of your soil for greater crop yield!
Click here to register today.
The course fee is $200 for two full days of instruction, with lots of time for Q&A. Click here to register!


Denise and class around bedGrow It! Community & School Garden Workshop Series

At locations around the state of Vermont in the spring and fall.  Register now for October 2016 workshops on COMPOST! 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.

Community Composting Forums

This October VCGN is partnering with regional compost experts and local advocates for four Community Composting Forums happening around the state of Vermont. The forums will bring together a wide range of perspectives and encourage discussion around the practice managing food scraps through community composting, examining the role of community and school gardens. The forum will run from 6:30-8pm.  Find a forum near you!

Community Teaching Garden

Registration opens in December for the 2017 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.