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….

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!

NOFA-VT Winter Conference – February 18-20, 2017 – Davis Center, UVM, Burlington

A rich wintertime gathering with workshops for gardeners, farmers, and food-lovers!  The 2017 theme is “Beyond Borders: Our Role in the Global Food Movement,” bringing world-renowned speakers Dr. Fernando Funes Monzote of Cuba and Dr. Vandana Shiva of India to speak of resilience, hope, and the power of people to make slow—but radical—change. Register by February 13 for early bird prices.  Click here for conference brochure, pricing and online registration.  Keep an eye out for special workshops for community and school garden leaders!


Grow It! Workshops for Garden Leaders

Join community and school garden leaders from your region to learn strategies, share stories, and swap ideas that will boost your garden programs. Our spring Grow It! workshop theme is “Growing Community.” 

Workshops are held at locations around the state. Find a workshop near you! All events will take place 4:00-7:00pm and include a light meal.

  • Rutland – Vermont Farmers Food Center – March 9
  • White River Junction – Center for Transformational Practice – March 14
  • Montpelier – Montpelier High School – March 16
  • Lyndon Center – Lyndon Institute – March 21
  • North Bennington – The Village School of North Bennington  – March 23
  • Burlington – Bishop Booth Conference Center at Rock Point – March 30

Register today! Questions?  Email libby@vcgn.org or call (802) 861-4769.


SAVE THE DATES:

  • VCGN Benefit Concert with 8 Cuerdas and Gavirias & Andreas: Friday, March 10 at Old Brick Church, Williston
  • 7th Annual Burlington Seed Swap: Saturday, March 11 at Fletcher Free Library
  • Day in the Dirt: Saturday, April 29
  • New North End Plant Sale: Saturday, May 20 at Ace Hardware
  • Sweet Potato Slip Sale: June 10-11 at Red Wagon Plants, Hinesburg

CLASSES, WORKSHOPS & TRAINING

Community Teaching Garden

Registration is open 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.

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