“Growing Food, Growing Community” photo exhibit at New Moon Cafe in Burlington


Stop by New Moon Cafe at 150 Cherry St. in Burlington to view beautiful images from VCGN’s Community Teaching Garden 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.

New Moon is open 7:30am-8:30pm Sunday-Friday (closed Saturdays) for coffee, creative breakfast and lunch items, delicious cupcakes, and more!

Proceeds from art sales benefit the Community Teaching Garden Scholarship Fund. Archival-quality prints are $45-$85 and available for purchase from VCGN. Contact us at (802) 861-4769 or info@vcgn.org.




After a youth of taking pictures, Dan Daniel had dropped photography as he worked with other media. The 21st Century brought him back to photography, first with a digital camera but now mainly using film and a Rolleiflex. When Dan returned to the East Coast last year after three decades out West, he turned his ‘street’ photographer’s lens toward the Community Teaching Garden. As a volunteer through City Market, Dan has found a way to dig into his photography and the ground in his new town. See more of Dan’s work here.



Cristina Clarimon-Alinder was born and raised in Madrid, Spain. Although she was the great granddaughter of farmers, she had little understanding of plants and the seasons. Fast forward several decades and her occupation as a nutritionist and  original vocation as an artist have both benefited from an interest in gardening. As a student in the Community Teaching Garden, Cristina’s digital photographs started as a visual record of what was happening each day in the class. What began as a way to take notes and remember the lessons of the garden became much more as she captured the remarkable colors and textures of the land and the plants themselves. Learn more about Nectar Nutrition Consulting here.

The Vermont Community Garden Network (VCGN) is a nonprofit organization that supports and connects the state’s 370+ community and school gardens. VCGN helps people of all ages and backgrounds grow their own fresh, healthy food by providing hands-on garden education, and technical assistance, resources, and connections for all types of garden groups.

Proceeds from art sales benefit the Community Teaching Garden Scholarship Fund.