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

Sweet Dreams to the 2020 Garden

We’re still enjoying some garden greens and herbs, but we’ve done our last big harvests and created a cozy winter bed for the garden.

It’s all about the leaves.

The City of Montpelier gathers truckloads of bagged leaves from neighborhood homes and drops some of them right here.
We don’t scatter all leaves willy-nilly. Listen up to find out which leaves go where and why.
Fabulous maple leaves for the garlic beds.
Summer squash bed leaf scattering as seen from outside the garden fence, with our huge stash from the city in the foreground.

This could be the last 2020 gardening day when it’s warm enough for gardeners to relax and chat.