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Our 2020 Garlic Crop Is Planted

On the beautiful first Saturday afternoon in November 2019, we planted our 2020 garlic crop. But it all began in 2018. Back …

Healthy Garden Boundaries

This is a hospitable garden. Neighbors, friends, family, and clients of the onsite business are welcome here. Anyone can ask to visit …

First Frost Changes Everything

Montpelier finally had its first frost warning: thirty-one degrees. The garden grows down by the North Branch of the Winooski River. Here, …

Volunteers Help Make This Garden Grow

In two hours, three positive, productive, and skilled volunteers erased several hours’ worth of work from the hardworking gardeners’ docket. In contrast …

Floral Interlude

Liz le Serviget, the garden’s flower goddess, as seen by photographer and fellow gardener Irina Markova.

Afternoon among the Herbs

On a gorgeous September afternoon, we experienced delicious and clinically helpful herbs. Our guide was Diana Baron, a clinical herbalist intern at …