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….


POP-UP ART SALE: Sept. 19

Stop by the Vermont Green Offices Open House at 12 North St. in Burlington from 4-7pm on Tuesday, Sept. 19 to view and buy beautiful food and garden photos and portraits from VCGN’s Community Teaching Garden by Dan Daniel and Cristina Clarimon-Alinder, alongside joyful harvest-themed block prints by Upper valley Artist (and VCGN Board President) Chris Jacobson.

Chris Jacobson


This sale celebrates Vermont’s diverse community of gardeners and their nourishing harvests.

Cristina Clarimon-Alinder

The sale is part of the Vermont Green Offices open house (click link to RSVP). Festivities include snacks and refreshments, Solar Internet Of Things (IOT) demonstration by Infiswift, release of the Act 250 Scorecard web application from Cambrian Watch, and lively conversation with other building tenants, including Richard Gliesh Translator, and DC Energy Innovations.

Dan Daniel

Proceeds from art sales support the Vermont Community Garden Network’s educational programs. The mounted archival quality prints (shown) can be hung as-is or framed. Prices range from $15-$40 unframed and $45-$90 framed. MORE INFO!   

 


GARDEN HARVEST PARTY & POTLUCK: Sunday, Oct. 1

This community potluck at Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington is open to all gardeners, friends, and community members. There will be kids activities and games, music, and garden and trails tours. Bring some food to share and your own plate and utensils to reduce waste. Presented by the Vermont Community Garden Network, Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront/ Burlington Area Community Gardens, Winooski Valley Park District, Janet S. Munt Family Room, and AALV/New Farms for New Americans. 


CLASSES, WORKSHOPS & TRAINING

Fall Grow It  Webinar & Viewing Parties
Extending the Season: A webinar for Community & School Garden Leaders
Wednesday, October 11

Join VCGN, Charlie Nardozzi and Vermont garden leaders for a webinar on season extension techniques and how to manage them in a community and school garden setting. Enjoy the webinar from your living room or gather with others at a designated Webinar Viewing Party. For more information, a list of viewing parties and online registration go to: http://vcgn.org/what-we-do/growit/.


Community Food Scrap Composting Training

Join fellow community-based food scrap composters on Saturday, October 14, 9:00am-3:00pm, at the Central Vermont Sold Waste Management District facility, 540 North Main St, Barre.

This training is designed to help small-scale community composters (at community gardens and other community-based locations) fully implement the collection and composting of food scraps. Participants will gain the knowledge to: safely collect and manage food scraps, accumulate and store carbon sources for the compost system, recruit and train volunteers, troubleshoot, and more.

This 6-hour training costs $35. Space is limited – register online today! For more information contact Natasha Duarte, director@compostingvermont.org / 802-373-6499 or Athena Lee Bradley, athena@nerc.org / 802-254-3636. Refreshments will be provided; please bring a brown bag lunch, water bottle, and drink mug.

Sponsored by the Vermont Community Garden Network, Composting Association of Vermont, and Northeast Recycling Council with funding from the High Meadows Fund, Grassroots Fund, a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, and participating Solid Waste Management Entities.


Community Teaching Garden:

Registration for the 2018 class opens in December. 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. To be notified when registration is open, email carolina@vcgn.org.

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