Day in the Dirt is a state-wide community and school garden fundraiser and workday to kick off the growing season. The Vermont Community Garden Network (VCGN) is hosting this ninth annual event to bring volunteers together to build or expand shared garden spaces. Help repair raised beds, mulch walkways, construct a fence or prepare a pollinator space. Each project is supervised by a garden site leader and no special skills or tools are required. This year VCGN will support 15 gardens at schools, parks, housing sites, hospitals and food shelves across the state – see the list at Vcgn.org.
“Day in the Dirt has become an annual tradition for community and school gardens to kick off the growing season, and funds raised from this event support the participating gardens and Gardens for Learning, a program to teach gardening skills and provide vegetables to children at risk of summertime hunger.” said Michelle Gates, VCGN’s Executive Director. “In Vermont there are more than 500 shared gardens which provide food and social connections for thousands of people, including many children and families at risk for food insecurity without access to them.”
Volunteer opportunities are available for projects on April 24th or May 1st. Visit their website for more information about the event and volunteer registration.