The Garden at 485 Elm
People growing together:
a collaborative community garden in Montpelier, Vermont

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 flowers with more coming along. We’re putting beds to bed, too.

Harvesting pole beans

Michael, Maya, and Ella dig grass out of what was, until recently, the pea bed.

Delicious carrots are “stored” in the ground. That is, we harvest them as we’re ready to eat them. Beets, too.

Harvesting and eating are as much garden tasks as planting and weeding. Gardeners snack on veggies while they’re here and take home lots of food. We also deliver fresh food to the Montpelier Food Pantry and to the free community lunches at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier and Christ Episcopal Church.

Planting Mesclun, green lettuce, and arugula.

We’ll enjoy tasty fall greens.

Flowers bloom from the earth and climb any structures they can.