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.
Grand Re-Opening is Earth Day 2013
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 decision to move the gardens was made based on protection from flooding, accessibility, sun exposure, proximity to downtown and feedback from our gardeners.
During the summer, we excavated a sunny area with southern exposure near the granite shed and behind the weekly summer Farmer's Market site. Beautiful pieces of granite were unearthed and we created a granite garden border and natural ampitheater.
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.
We are excited to welcome you to the new site of the gardens!
If you are interested in gardening with us, please follow the instructions below:
- Download the Brochure/Registration Form
- Each bed is $20 for the season (April to November). Please remit payment to ensure a spot in the garden: CAE, PO Box 451, Hardwick, VT 05843, attn: Community Garden
- Please contact our Program Director with any questions