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

Peak Garden

The garden lives throughout the year. It sprouts in spring, grows lush in summer, wanes deliciously in fall, and subsides beneath the frozen earth in winter. Each phase has its beauty and place in the seasonal cycles.

Now the garden is at peak productivity, and we are relishing every moment, every view, every taste.

Because one can never have enough delicata squash! As you can see, a nonhuman someone is enjoying one of these tasty fruits. If we leave it for them, will they leave the others alone? These beautiful delicatas grew from Vermont’s own High Mowing Organic Seeds.
This experimental bed of peanuts seems to be growing happily here. Local protein, yeah!
UVM Service TREK team of incoming first-year students pitched in and did *so much good* for this garden and all it feeds. In addition to much-appreciated heavy labor, volunteers planted a fall crop of daikon radishes and brassica greens.