VCIH Received a Grant to Start an Herbal Display Garden!

Posted June 11th, 2014 by VCIH

We are thrilled to announce that VCIH has been awarded a New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF) SEED grant to start an herbal display garden here at 252 Main Street!

The grant will pay for garden compost and plants, but we will need some community support to help us install the 240 square foot garden.

The following opportunities are available to support us in this endeavor:

Join us for a garden preparation work-party on Monday, June 16th at 5:30 pm. Bring shovels, forks, edgers and gloves, as well as sturdy shoes. Bring your appetite, too–we’ll have pizza for you! Please RSVP to let us know that you’re coming.

If you’re not able to make it on the 16th, we’ll also be hosting an installation day, June 22nd from 9 am to 4 pm. From 9 to 12 that day, we’ll be offering an herb gardening workshop (see description below) as part of the Village Building Convergence’s annual weekend of workshops, skill-shares, and celebrations. After lunch, anyone not participating in the VbC can stick around for more garden fun!

Medicinal Herb Garden Installation with Betzy Bancroft, Larken Bunce, Joann Darling and Guido Masé

Join the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism for the creation of a medicinal herb garden! Learn about sustainable herb gardening practices, the use of garden herbs for health, and the basics of garden maintenance. Gain hands-on experience seeding, transplanting, and creating garden beds and have your burning herb garden questions answered! Your participation will support VCIH’s ongoing efforts to build skills and empowerment in the community through self-care with herbs. (Bring your favorite hand tools if you have them.)