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

Join Us This Friday for a Garden Tour

Experience the Garden at 485 Elm’s eight-season-old collectively grown garden!

Join us on Friday, August 13, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at 485 Elm Street in Montpelier.

Please walk or bike if you can; park cars in the driveway facing the garden to allow everyone space to park.

Masks covering the nose and mouth are required.

We’ll share resources, strategy, and rules we use for organizing and keeping people engaged. We care deeply about food security. Learn about growing food for others, gleaning for garden health, and growing for donations from any size garden.

The Garden at 485 Elm was born in 2014 when Sheryl and Chris, who weren’t gardeners, offered some of their lawn to neighbors to grow food. Now about twenty households per season share the work and the harvest and donate hundreds of pounds of food to neighbors and the organizations that help ensure Central Vermonters have access to fresh, local food.

This garden is grown collectively. No one has their own plot. Instead, we all tend the entire garden and its small-scale community compost system.