Archive for the ‘Community Garden’ Category

Request for Proposals: Atkins Field

Posted: February 7, 2017

The Center for an Agricultural Economy is looking for a Project Manager with architectural experience for our Atkins Field Project. If you are interested, please take a look at our request for proposals. RFP Atkins Project Mgr

Hope abounds in Hardwick hoop house

Posted: April 20, 2016

by Community Projects Coordinator Bethany M. Dunbar Spring is the season for hope, and here at the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) in Hardwick hope abounds in our brand new community hoop house. We put it up last fall thanks to a donation in memory of Vernon Alper, a community gardener. It was built [...]

We’re hiring: place-based education and agriculture!

Posted: March 11, 2016

For the past few years, the CAE has helped to build kitchen classrooms, community greenhouses, garden beds, and run field trips with our students within Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union. Now, we’re engaged in a longer term partnership with OSSU, to plan for how we can use our community food systems assets as resources for the [...]

Spring and summer events at the Center for an Agricultural Economy

Posted: May 6, 2015

by Bethany M. Dunbar, Community Projects Coordinator The weather has finally lifted, and we are enjoying some warmth and sun. Here at the Center for an Agricultural Economy that means lots of activity. We have some great events all planned for the summer, with more in the works. Here’s what we have for sure right [...]

Grow Your Own program makes 2015 plans

Posted: January 27, 2015

by Community Projects Coordinator Bethany M. Dunbar The Center for an Agricultural Economy, the Hardwick Area Food Pantry and NEK Kids on the Move run the Grow Your Own project together with initial support from VT Community Foundation. While our 2014 session was terrific; we have lots of development, engagement and new planning for 2015. [...]

OPEN HOUSE: Join us this Friday!

Posted: September 2, 2014

Dear friends; What better way to welcome Fall than celebrating programs, projects and people? The Center for an Agricultural Economy is hosting an Open House this Friday, from 4pm-7:30pm, and we’d love to see you there! Join us to learn more about our projects and about the VT Food Venture Center’s services and features. Tours [...]

Late Blight Alert – July 3, 2013

Posted: July 3, 2013

From Vern Grubinger, guru of all things vegetable and berry.   Dear vegetable growers, Late blight has been moving northward, with the most recent confirmation in NJ. You should plan now to protect potatoes and tomatoes. This disease can quickly devastate those crops once it arrives and weather conditions are conducive for infection – warm [...]

Square Foot Gardening with Peter Burke

Posted: May 10, 2013

Introduction to Square Foot Gardening with Peter Burke Tuesday, June 18 at 5pm   Square Foot Gardening is a great way to grow your own vegetables, appealing to beginner and experienced gardeners alike! Square foot gardening uses permanent beds, permanent paths, grid planting and trellises to maximize yields and minimize work (including weeding!). Just plant, [...]

Press Release: Beds Now Available for the Hardwick Community Garden in 2013

Posted: February 26, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ——————— Hardwick Community Garden Raised Beds Now Available for 2013! HARDWICK, VT, February 26, 2013 – The Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) has teamed up with the community to relocate and revitalize the Hardwick Community Gardens. In 2004, the CAE established a vibrant community garden space near the Lamoille River, on [...]

A Letter from our Executive Director

Posted: November 27, 2012

Dear Friend of the CAE, How much food could New England (and the greater Hardwick area) really produce? We hear a lot about the virtues of “eating locally,” “food security,” and a “regional food system,” but what might such a system really look like on the ground? There is a bold, new food vision that [...]