Events

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


GARDEN ART SALE

Stop by the VCGN offices at 12 North St. in Burlington weekdays 9am-5pm to view and buy beautiful food and garden photos and portraits from VCGN’s Community Teaching Garden by Dan Daniel and Cristina Clarimon-Alinder. The artwork is also available for sale in our new online store!

Cristina Clarimon-Alinder

Dan Daniel

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

 


PAINT & SIP WITH US! – Jan. 23

Join us for a fun evening at Burlington Paint & Sip, 29 Church St. in Burlington Tuesday, Jan. 23 – 7-9pm.

We’ll paint some garden-themed art, have a drink, and dream of spring. No experience necessary! A local artist will instruct us step by step through an original piece of art and at the end of the night everyone takes home a one-of-a-kind painting.

Tickets are only $35 and the more seats we fill, the bigger percentage of the fees benefit the Vermont Community Garden Network and our efforts to help more kids and adults grow fresh, healthy food. Sign up today and invite your friends. SIGN UP HERE!


8th ANNUAL BURLINGTON SEED SWAP – March 10

This free event celebrates the upcoming gardening season and brings gardeners together to share seeds, garden stories, and resources. The swap is at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington on Saturday, March 10 from 11am-2pm.

Bring your own saved seeds, extra purchased seeds, seeds brought back from another region or country. Please label with variety and date harvested. (No GMO seeds please.) If you don’t have seeds to share, consider bringing another garden-related item to swap (a garden book, extra tools, garden preserves, a snack). Donations are also welcome for the Community Teaching Garden scholarship fund.

More info on workshops and seed swap activities coming soon!


BENEFIT BAKE AT AMERICAN FLATBREAD – March 13

Enjoy a delicious meal at American Flatbread and support a great cause – gardens! Dine in or take out on Tuesday, March 13 and VCGN will receive $3.50 for every large flatbread sold and $1.50 for every small. Come say hi to VCGN staff, learn more about our work to grow healthier and better connected communities, and enter a raffle for some exciting prizes!

American Flatbread is located on 115 St. Paul St. in Burlington.


JOE K. WALSH & GRANT GORDY – April 13

VCGN benefit show at the Old Brick Church in Williston, Friday, April 13 – Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm.

We are honored to be the recipient organization for the final concert of the 2018 Old Brick Church Series. Tickets are only $15. Purchase online.

Monstrously talented guitarist Grant Gordy and mandolin virtuoso Joe K. Walsh are two prominent voices in the world of bluegrass and acoustic music. It’s no wonder: Gordy formerly served as guitarist in the David Grisman Quintet, while Walsh was a founding member of progressive string band Joy Kills Sorrow and longtime mandolinist for bluegrass darlings the Gibson Brothers. With a great love and deep knowledge of the great acoustic musicians who have come before, Grant and Joe approach the guitar and mandolin duet with a wide-eyed and infectious improvisatory spirit. They’ve played together all over North America and Europe and, with fiddler Darol Anger, co-founded the wild, inventive string band Mr Sun.

MORE INFO AND TICKETS


6th Annual Day in the Dirt is April 28, 2018!

This super-fun Vermont Community Garden Network event helps get the gardens ready for the growing season, introduces more people to the joys of community and school gardening, and celebrates how these sites nourish and connect so many people. Join 250+ volunteers to build new raised beds, move compost and soil, weed, plant, and clean up the sites, then celebrate with a delicious lunch and prizes.

Day in the Dirt is made possible thanks to hundreds of volunteers, Gardener’s Supply, Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, Burlington Parks Recreation & Waterfront, UVM’s Department of Community Development & Applied Economics, Green Mountain Compost, the Intervale Center, and a host of local businesses.

Stay tuned for volunteer and sponsorship opportunities!


CLASSES, WORKSHOPS & TRAINING

Community Teaching Garden:

Registration is open for the 2018 season! 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. CLICK HERE for more info and registration.  Email carolina@vcgn.org with any questions.

* This Holiday  Season, we are raising funds for the Teaching Garden Scholarship Fund through a special gift opportunity: Make a donation in a loved one’s name and we’ll send them a lovely VCGN signature chard ornament and a card. It’s a great way to help more people learn how to grow their own food AND get your holiday shopping done at the same time. MORE INFO


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