Recently we spoke with Carrie from Burlington Area Community Gardens! Carrie loves that the Burlington Food Council allows her to network with other local organizations that share similar values.
Burlington Area Community Gardens became involved in with the Burlington Food Council by seeking signatures for an invitation to Michelle Obama. Burlington Area Community Gardens invited Michelle Obama to come and visit the gardens. The invitation couldn’t have been possible without collaboration of the Food Council! Hopefully the First Lady will come for a visit this fall!
The goal of Burlington Area Community Gardens is to connect with local agencies who serve the lower income of the Burlington community to tell clients about gardening and that they have an option to garden. They offer garden plots to members of the community. They have 11 different sites all over the city! People from all different backgrounds have garden plots! In early February returning members can begin their renewal process! After the month of February the application process opens up to first comers! You are allowed to pick your 1st and 2nd locations! The cost for a plot ranges from $10-55, but scholarships are available! Burlington Area Community Gardens never turn away gardeners! They supply you with seeds and some seedlings! Check out their website to learn more about the registration process and download the application!
Burlington Area Community Gardens is working on expanding!
*Callahan Garden is in the works and will hopefully be opening next year!!
Burlington Area Community Gardens is starting up a project called produce for the people. They are starting to work with Campus Kitchens, The Intervale Center and Friends of Burlington Gardens who are all part of the Burlington Food Council!