Our Statewide Network

Have you ever wondered about the Network in Vermont Community Garden Network? The Network is a patchwork of more than 500 community-based gardens extending across the state: Town, neighborhood, and housing community gardens, providing space for residents to grow their own and gather with neighbors; Teaching gardens at schools, early care centers, universities, and community […]

November Toolshed: Tips for Garden Leaders

Leadership Support By Libby Weiland, Statewide Network Coordinator Congratulations on pulling off another season at your community-based garden! Your dedication brought the community loads of fresh produce, a vibrant, green space to gather, grow and learn, and so much more! And we know that this was not always an easy task—it took your energy, time, resources, […]

Extending the Season Webinar Resources

Presented to you by Vermont Community Garden Network, this webinar provides: tips from gardening expert Charlie Nardozzi on in-the-garden season extension techniques, inspiration on how to build and manage a community hoop house from Bethany Dunbar of Center for an Agricultural Economy and Hardwick Community Garden, and lessons from Olivia Brooks, Morgan Willis and Phyllis […]

Oct. 11: Grow It! Webinar & Viewing Parties

Extending the Season: A webinar for Community & School Gardeners Pre-registration required. Sign-up online – Only $12! The Grow It! webinar for community and school gardeners—5:00-6:15pm, Wednesday, October 11—will cover season extension techniques and on-the-ground examples of how to manage them in community and school garden settings. All presenters will be available for questions during […]

Community Food Scrap Composting Training

Community composters gathered for a Community Food Scrap Composting Training Saturday, October 14, at the Central Vermont Sold Waste Management District facility, in Barre. The training was 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 went home with tools and […]

CAV & VCGN Launch Community Composting Pilot at 3 Sites

The Composting Association of Vermont (CAV) and Vermont Community Garden Network (VCGN) are helping Ludlow Area Community Garden (Ludlow), Down to Earth Community Garden (St. Albans), and The Garden at 485 Elm (Montpelier) to try out community food scrap composting. All three projects are a part of a new pilot project—Food Scrap Composting at Community […]

Leaders for a New Season

Want to start a Workplace Garden?

First season tips from employee gardeners By Libby Weiland, Statewide Network Coordinator In its fourth year, VCGN’s Green Thumbs at Work grant program provides funding and technical assistance to support the development and sustainability of employee gardens at small workplaces across Vermont. Our grantees this year include a local pizza parlor, a statewide solar business, […]

August Toolshed: Tips for Garden Leaders

Share Your Bounty By Libby Weiland, Statewide Network Coordinator Although this year’s harvests are coming a little later in most Vermont gardens, the time of abundance is just around the bend. What better way to celebrate your piles of tomatoes and zucchini than to share the bounty!  Whether it’s swapping plentiful veggies with fellow gardeners, sharing […]

July Toolshed: Tips for Garden Leaders

A Garden Leader’s Guide to Integrated Pest Management By Libby Weiland, Statewide Network Coordinator