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Posted: May 4, 2010


May 3, 2010

published by Friends of Burlington Gardens

www.burlingtongardens.org

A special welcome to new VCGN members; our e-newsletter now

reaches more than 830 garden organizers and supporters!

In this VCGN e-newsletter:

I. Southwest Vermont Farm to School Conference – May 6

II. Community and school garden discussion – May 10

III. Vermont community-based gardens in the news

IV. Benefit Plant Sales build greener communities

V. FBG’s Annual Fund Campaign closes in on $15,000 goal

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I. Southwest Vermont Farm to School Conference – May 6

“Strengthening Farm and Food Education in Vermont”

Thursday, May 6: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

School of International Training, Brattleboro

Initiated by Post Oil Solutions in collaboration with the

Brattleboro Farm to School Committee and World Learning’s SIT

Farm and Sustainable Agriculture Initiative.

For more information and to register online please visit:

http://f2sconference.wordpress.com

Additional organizing support for the conference is provided by

UVM Extension, the Vermont Community Garden Network, and Vermont

FEED.

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II. Community and school garden discussion – May 10

“The Dirt on Community and School Gardens”

Monday, May 10: 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Hartford Memorial Middle School Library: White River Jct

Sponsored by Upper Valley Farm to School

Attend a presentation and panel discussion with school and

community garden organizers moderated by Henry Homeyer, Valley

News garden writer and the author of The Vermont Gardener’s

Companion. A tour of the Hartford Memorial Middle School Garden

will follow.

For information and to download a flyer, click links below:

http://www.uvfts.org/

<http://www.uvfts.org/wp-content/uploads/CGSPoster.pdf>

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III. Vermont community gardens in the news

“Riverside Neighborhood Garden kicks off season”

WPTZ Channel 5: April 25, 2010

http://www.wptz.com/news/23261351/detail.html

“Colchester community gardeners hope for rebound”

Burlington Free Press: April 26, 2010

<http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20100426/LIVING13/4260310/Colchester-community-gardeners-hope-for-rebound>

“Bennington Sustainable Food Project underway at college”

Bennington Banner: April 29, 2010

<http://www.benningtonbanner.com/local/ci_14988134>

“Kids learn from Master Gardeners at community garden”

Newport Daily Express: April 28, 2010

<http://www.newportvermontdailyexpress.com/content/view/174632/27/>

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IV. Benefit Plant Sales build greener communities

Check out the benefit plant sales below starting this Saturday!

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10th Annual Spring Perennial Sale

Saturday, May 8: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

New location: H.O. Wheeler School, Burlington

http://www.growteamvt.com/events.html

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26th Annual Tinmouth Plant Sale

Saturday, May 8: 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

http://tinmouthvt.org/

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Perennially Green Plant Sale

Saturday, May 15: 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Flynn Elementary School, Burlington

Questions: flynnschoolpto@gmail.com

Volunteers: susanrutherford@hotmail.com

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76th Burlington Garden Club Plant Sale

Saturday, May 22: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

UVM Horticultural Research Center

<http://www.friendsofthehortfarm.org/FOHFCalendar.html>

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Dismas House 8th Annual Perennial Plant Sale – May 20-23

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at 1033 Pine Street in Burlington

For information and plant sale volunteer opportunities, visit:

<http://volunteer.united-e-way.org/chittenden/org/opp/10307396695.html>

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3rd Annual Sweet Potato Slip Sale

Saturday, June 5 & Sunday, June 6, 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Red Wagon Plants, Hinesburg

<http://www.burlingtongardens.org/sweet_potato_sale.html>

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V. FBG’s Annual Fund Campaign closes in on $15,000 goal

The 2010 Annual Fund needs just $2,255 in contributions to reach

its $15,000 goal. If you have not yet made a pledge or

contribution, please consider

a gift of $10, $25 or more to keep VCGN programs growing.

Please mail your contribution to: Friends of Burlington

Gardens, PO Box 4504, Burlington, VT 05406-4504

or donate securely on line at:

<http://www.burlingtongardens.org/FBGorganization.html>

Thanks to all who generously support community and school

gardening in Vermont!

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Please send upcoming event announcements and resources

of interest to community, school, and neighborhood

gardeners and supporters to the VCGN e-newsletter editor, Jim

Flint, at jimf@burlingtongardens.org.

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The Vermont Community Garden Network is hosted by Friends of

Burlington Gardens, a nonprofit supporting community-based

gardening in the Burlington area and across Vermont.

For more information, please visit FBG’s website at

www.burlingtongardens.org or contact FBG at: Friends

of Burlington Gardens 180 Flynn Ave Studio 3 PO Box 4504

Burlington, VT 05406-4504 or call 802-861-4769.

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