Sunday, 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
Opening 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.
CLASSES, WORKSHOPS & TRAINING
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.
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!
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.