Community Teaching Garden Course

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 6:00pm to Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 8:00pm

The Community Teaching Garden (CTG) is a hands-on, adult beginner organic gardening course. Participants learn how to plant, cultivate, harvest, and preserve produce from their own plot and from shared garden space in a cooperative learning environment. The 22-week course follows the rhythm of the growing season from May to October. Class is held twice a week at our garden site, at the Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington.

• Weekly class instruction in a hands-on, cooperative learning environment
• Each student is assigned an 80 square foot garden bed to maintain throughout the course. Students who register as a pair will share an 80 square foot garden bed.
• Shared garden space is available for select vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers
• Seeds, plants, compost, tools, and all the equipment and supplies you might need
• A copy of The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible, as well as many online educational resources that will be used as references throughout the course
• Special guest talks on specific garden topics, field trips to other garden sites, and monthly potlucks
• At the end of the course, all students receive a VCGN Community Teaching Garden graduate certificate
• With the program running for 22 weeks, there is lots of time to learn, make friends, and enjoy all the delicious fresh produce you can grow and eat!

Sign up for an individual full plot if you would like to tend your own garden bed.
Individual full plot: $500

Sign up for a pair-share plot if you would like to share a garden bed with a friend, partner, or family member.
Pair-share plot: $450 per person

The course fee covers 22 weeks of classes (88 hours of class time!), seeds, seedlings, garden maintenance supplies, tools, a copy of The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible, and all the vegetables you can grow! The fee also covers materials for food preservation and herbalism activities to make products that you will take home.

The course fee represents approximately half of the actual costs, thanks to the generosity of the Sid and Cecelia Lance Family Foundation, the Lattner Family Foundation, the Serena Foundation, and the Harris and Frances Block Foundation.

Limited income applicants may apply for scholarship assistance to cover a percentage of the CTG course fee thanks to the Frank Way Memorial Scholarship Fund and other community support.


To register for the 2017 Community Teaching Garden course, please fill out the Registration form available on our website at

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis – we highly recommend you register early to save your spot!




Ethan Allen Homestead
Burlington, VT 05401
United States



Contact Name:

Carolina Lukac