WRJ Community Garden

 

sign repainted by Birdie Emerson

The WRJ Community Garden aims to be a nurturing place for individuals and families regardless of age, race, class, gender, and ability. It is a place where the community can grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers. The CG supports Community Food Security by teaching and demonstrating organic, ecological and sustainable growing methods and by donating food from the garden to those in need.

Located in Ratcliffe Park at 75 Latham Works Lane, the WRJ Community Garden is a collaborative project of the Upper Valley Food Co-op and Hartford Parks & Rec Dept.

We are now taking reservations for plot rentals. Connect with Chris. Call 802-295-5804 or email chris@uppervalleyfood.coop

Are you a Co-op member? Would you like to volunteer in the community garden and earn a discount at the store? Call us!

 

Additional 2016 Summer Schedule Details Coming Soon!

May 9@ 5:30 PM

Meet & Greet Orientation with Chris Jacobson, Upper Valley Food Co-op

@ WR Community Garden, Ratcliffe Park 

For Community Garden Members & Volunteers

 

May 14 @ 11AM

Meet & Greet Orientation with Chris Jacobson, Upper Valley Food Co-op

@ WR Community Garden, Ratcliffe Park 

For Community Garden Members & Volunteers

 

May 17

Grow It! Workshop w/ Libby Weiland & Charlie Nardozzi, VT Community Garden Network

4—7pm @ Thetford Elementary School, Thetford VT

Cost: $35 

Register here.

 

July 19

Garden Insects 101: Attracting Beneficials & Deterring Pests with Cat Buxton

Cat Buxton is a consultant and teacher from Sharon, VT promoting food system change through education and advocacy. Her website is www.catbuxton.com.

6pm to 7pm @ WR Community Garden, Ratcliffe Park

Free Workshop open to All

 

July 23

Farm Tour

Solstice Seeds & Heartland Farms with Sylvia Davatz  & Brian Stroffolino

10am to 1pm in Hartland, Vermont

The tour will demonstrate how two farms collaborate to fill each other’s needs and open the possibilities to cooperative projects.

$10 for UVFC members/$15 for non-members, includes a light lunch.

 

July 30

This Rots! with Cat Buxton

10am to NOON @ WR Community Garden, Ratcliffe Park on Latham Works Lane

Reduce your trash size and smell, feed the soil and save money by composting. Learn to integrate a compost system in to your home kitchen and garden without a lot of fuss. Learn about the spectrum of possible and practical compost pile ingredients and compost bins, the role of compost in soil management, and the conflicting lists of compost do’s and don’ts. This class will cover the different management styles and recipes needed for backyard and community gardens. We will dig in to deconstruct the existing community garden piles and rebuild new piles, demonstrating compost harvesting and best practices for reconstruction, recipe development, and layering techniques. Cat’s enthusiastic and simple approach to composting will surely activate your interest and demystify the process.  

This a two hour workshop is a work opportunity for master composter interns, and may have some work hours in the week before the workshop. For intern inquiries, contact Cat at cat@growmorewasteless.com

$5 garden & UVFC members, $10 for non-members Register at the Upper Valley Food Co-op.

 

August 20

Farm Tour Free Verse Farm with Misha Johnson & Taylor Katz

10am to 1pm @ Chelsea, VT

Cost: $10 for UVFC & Free Verse Farm Members, $15 for Non-members; Lunch is included

 

September

Herb Workshop with Misha Johnson, Free Verse Farm

Date & Time TBA @ the Walkway Garden at the Upper Valley Co-op

Cost: FREE for UVFC Members, $5 for Non-members

 

October 23 

Planting Garlic with Chris Jacobson, Side Track Farm

1pm @ WR Community Garden, Ratcliffe Park

Free Workshop open to All

 

Order your local seeds from Solstice Seeds in Hartland Vermont. Deadline is June 1st.