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

Coming Up….

The Solution is in the Soil – A Talk with Dan Kittredgedan_remineralizing-lg

Sept. 28, 6-8pm at Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. Do you want to grow more nutritious and delicious food? Are you looking to increase yields and grow pest free crops? Join us for a conversation with 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 FREE workshop is for gardeners, farmers, homesteaders, and others to learn how to mobilize your soil biology to improve plant and crop health.
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This FREE workshop is in advance of a special two-day intensive course with Dan on November 19 and March 18. Registration details coming soon!

Garden Harvest Party & Potluck 

gardenharvestparty-ellywithkidsandcorn-jmhSunday, Oct. 2 at Winooski Valley Park District’s Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington. This community potluck is open to all  gardeners, friends, and community members with kids activities and games, garden and trails tours, and music by Woodbury Strings. Presented by the Vermont Community Garden Network, Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront/Burlington Area Community Gardens, Winooski Valley Park District, VNA Family Room, New Farms for New Americans and HANDS, with support from City Market.

“Growing Food, Growing Community” Photography Exhibit

Photos on view the month of October at the VCGN offices, 12-22 North St. in Burlington

dancristinasamplephotosOpening reception: 5:30-9pm Friday, Oct. 7
This exhibit showcases images from VCGN’s Community Teaching Garden taken by Dan Daniel and Cristina Clarimon-Alinder. Their complementary styles document the rhythm of the growing season and the nourishing spirit of this transformative educational site. Proceeds from art sales benefit the Community Teaching Garden Scholarship Fund. Special thanks to Dostie Bros. Frame Shop.


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.