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!

 

2015 Summer Schedule              

April 25

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

noon @ WR Community Garden, Ratcliffe Park 

For Community Garden Members & Volunteers

 

May 14

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

4—7pm @ The Haven, 714 Hartford Ave. White River Junction  

Cost: $30

 

May 30

Companion Planting with Karen Ganey, Permaculture Solutions

2pm @ WR Community Garden, Ratcliffe Park  

Free Workshop open to All

 

June 6

Kids in the Garden with Sarah Sincerbeaux , Vermont Institute of Natural Science

10am @ the WR Community Garden, Ratcliffe Park

Free Workshop open to All; designed for parents, teachers and caregivers

 

June 27

Composting with Karen Ganey, Permaculture Solutions

2pm @ WR Community Garden, Ratcliffe Park

Free Workshop open to All

 

July 14

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 7:30pm @ WR Community Garden, Ratcliffe Park

Free Workshop open to All

 

July 18

Farm Tour

Solstice Seeds & Heartland Farms with Sylvia Davatz  & Brian Stroffolino

11am to 1:30pm in Hartland, Vermont

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

 

July 21

Special Workshop

Soil-Building Techniques for Gardens & Communities with Cat Buxton

6 to 8pm starting @ WR Community Garden, Ratcliffe Park on Latham Works Lane

Healthy soil below the ground provides for optimal conditions to grow a diversity of robust plants in your yard and garden above the ground. Walk with Cat Buxton and talk about building community above and below, and about techniques like composting, cover crops and green manures, hugelkultur, and mulching. We’ll see some examples along the way as we walk a loop from the community garden through the edible pathway project and the CTP gardens. Limited to 15 people.

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

 

August 8

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

 

August 16

Fermentation with Karen Ganey, Permaculture Solutions

10am @ WR Community Garden, Ratcliffe Park

Free Workshop open to All

 

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 17th 

Planting Garlic with Chris Jacobson, Side Track Farm

2pm @ WR Community Garden, Ratcliffe Park

Free Workshop open to All

 

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