Get Involved

Sammy the Serpent helps plot the plots
Sammy the Serpent helps plot the plots

Community Gardeners

Are you an experienced gardener?  A new gardener? A visitor? Someone who wants to play in the dirt and help grow and eat delicious, fresh, organic food?

Get in touch and learn more.

  • Meet the garden managers and complete registration forms
  • A $50 per season materials fee covers seeds, tools, and supplies for the entire season, as well as the food gardeners harvest
  • Gardeners commit two hours weekly to the garden throughout the growing season
  • If the garden is full, we will add you to our waiting list. Typically, there is gardener turnover during each season due to moves, jobs, and other life changes.
Young adults unrolling metal fence around cedar posts
An international team of AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers put up the fence around The Garden at 485 Elm

UVM Ext. Master Gardeners & Master Composters

The Garden at 485 Elm is a certified volunteer site for interns and certified Master Gardeners and Master Composters.

Service Groups, Clubs, Students

We welcome (and need) your help! The Garden at 485 Elm offers community group service project opportunities in sustainable horticulture and food security.

We’ve hosted high school students fulfilling community service hours, Vermont Youth Tomorrow / Vermont Youth Development Corps volunteers, AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers, and more.

Please contact sheryl@thegardenat485elm.org.

Truckload of perennial plants
Rich Horchler of FixerMen contributed these perennials from his very own garden. They are growing in the bed along the sidewalk in front of The Garden at 485 Elm.
Individual and Business Supporters

The Garden at 485 Elm exists and thrives thanks to the generosity of people like you and organizations like yours.

We very much appreciate monetary and in-kind donations.

Malcolm Gray of Montpelier Construction, a garden sponsor, plans renovations the group later completed on this tool shed provided by the Montpelier Parks Department, and which was originally constructed by Yestermorrow Design Build School.
Malcolm Gray of Montpelier Construction, a garden sponsor, plans renovations to this garden’s tool shed. Montpelier Parks Department provided the shed, which was originally constructed by Yestermorrow Design/Build School.

Please contact sheryl@thegardenat485elm.org.