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Registration open for full-season organic gardening class in Burlington

Learn how to grow your own food at the Community Teaching Garden

The Community Teaching Garden is a hands-on, 22-week beginner organic gardening course.Adult participants learn how to plant, cultivate, harvest, and preserve vegetables and herbs from their own plot and from shared garden space. 

The course follows the rhythm of the growing season from May 8 to October 5.Classes will take place on Monday and Thursday evenings at the Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington.

The course fee includes 44 class sessions, use of individual and common garden space, seeds, plants, use of tools, educational resources, and all the delicious fresh produce participants can grow and eat!Additionally, monthly potlucks, guest speakers, and field trips are scheduled throughout the season.The Community Teaching Garden is an extraordinary opportunity to grow a significant amount of fresh produce in a dynamic and supportive learning environment.Participants take home generous harvests during the peak of the growing season and also learn food preservation and simple herbal remedies  to continue enjoying the harvest once the course is over.

The program fee is $500 for an individual full plot and $450 for a pair-share half plot.Scholarships are available for income-eligible participants.

More information and registration forms are available online at:

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. SAVE $30-$50 BY REGISTERING BEFORE MARCH 1!

For more information, call (802) 861-4769 or email Carolina Lukac, Community Teaching Garden Lead Teacher, at

The Community Teaching Garden is a program of the Vermont Community Garden Network (VCGN), a nonprofit organization that supports and connects community and school garden groups around the state and provides hands-on garden education for all ages. We envision Vermont communities with a high level of food security, food justice, and positive community development and social connections.