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A program of the Center for an Agricultural Economy

Hardwick Community Garden

Welcome to the Gardens!

Started in 2004, the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE), in partnership with community members and the New England Grassroots Environmental Fund, established a vibrant community garden space near the Lamoille River and enjoyed a spirited and dedicated group of multi-generational gardeners.

In 2012, the HCG was moved to Atkins Field on Granite Street, with support from the Friends of Burlington Gardens and the New England Grassroots Environmental Fund.The 24 raised beds, made of local hemlock from Cabot, were built with volunteers and we purchased local compost and top soil to fill them, then pathways made of wood chips were installed around the beds. Beautiful pieces of granite were unearthed and we created a granite garden border and natural amphitheater. In 2013, we had 19 families, 2 after-school programs, 1 school and the local food pantry use the space to grow food. We charge $20 for a single bed for the season from April to October. Our gardens are filled for 2014 season, but please contact us at 472-5362, if you'd like to go on a Waiting List, or sign up to help build more beds for next year.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AT THE GARDENS THIS SUMMER!

JULY 18th 4pm-5.30pm:  Please join us over at the Community Gardens for a workshop on Companion and Succesion Planting! Then visit the Hardwick Farmer's Market!

August 8th, 4-5.30pm: This workshop will include Picking, Tasting and Preserving, with activities for Kids! 

July 26, August 23 and Sept 20: Derrick Boulay will be available to discuss the Hardwick Food Pantry's Victory Gardens! Come visit on Saturday mornings from 10-11am.