The Garden at 485 Elm

Montpelier, VT

The Garden at 485 Elm is in its ninth season. Around 20 households of volunteer gardeners grow food together collectively to feed each other, share with neighbors, and donate to organizations feeding community members in need of fresh, delicious, nutritious local food.

The collective nature of the garden increases accessibility to gardeners of widely varying physical abilities and gardening experience. Seasoned gardeners mentor new gardeners and help them develop into garden leaders when that's what they want.

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