Growing to Give

Every season, we donate fresh, organic food grown right here in The Garden at 485 Elm to local organizations that feed community members. This year, more than forty pounds of fresh, organic garden food went to the Montpelier Food Pantry. Caitlin Roseen, who is completing her first season gardening here, …

Discoveries Along the River

On a beautiful September evening, naturalist Ned Swanberg led gardeners and visitors through the diverse life along the North Branch, where the …

The Garden Turns September

In early September, the garden’s generations within the season are in full swing. It’s full of food ready to eat and blooming …

A Visit from Budding Gardeners

At a children’s center garden, woodchucks ate the vegetables they’d planted. Only the watermelon was spared. So Irina Markova, who has been …

Crouching Gardener, Hidden Veggies

It’s disappointing when a favorite crop doesn’t produce well. This season, for example, our lushly leafy eggplants are not laying many eggs. …

How Garden Tasks Become Food

It’s obvious that harvesting ripe squashes, cucumbers, and tomatoes will result in meals. Some plants require harvesting to stay healthy and continue …