2016-08-21 Ground cherry collage

Volunteers in the garden

These delicious ground cherries are volunteers from last year’s tomato beds.  The ground cherries and other Solanaceae we planted this year in …

Ella Malamud, herbalist,  biology and chemistry teacher, and mother

Herb Walk at The Garden at 485 Elm

Update:   On Thursday, August 18, 5:30-7 p.m., we enjoyed an herb walk with one of our community gardeners, Ella Malamud. Ella invited …

072816 Times Argus article

Media moments in the garden

Barre-Montpelier Times Argus photographer Stefan Hard wrote and illustrated this story. Times Argus videographer David Smith added dimension with this video of …

At first appearance, the vines might seem to have no peas on them. Actually, there's a huge bounty every day.

Franken-Peas Found Here

Peas need picking daily in order to continue growing. The more we pick, the more peas will grow. In fact, if we …

Bee balm is one of the many pollinator plantings at the Garden at 485 Elm. There's plenty for humans to share some, too.

Bee balm salad

Bee balm grows in the perennial bed outside the garden fence along the road. It’s delicious as well as beautiful.  Bee balm …

Snipping off garlic scapes lets the garlic plant use all resources -- sun, soil nutrients, water -- for growing bigger garlic bulbs.

Planting Lots, Eating Well

Today we nearly cleared the seedling table of the plants we started and purchased.                 …

2016-06-21 River Walk Ned holds plant with spider eggs.46

Living with the River

On a beautiful Tuesday evening during National Pollinator Week, naturalist and gardener at 485 Elm Ned Swanberg led a group along the …

2016-06-11 John & Ned assemble new garden beds.31

People transform a garden

On June 11, we built garden beds, installed tomato structures, and planted tomatoes, greens, and other crops.           …