Contact Us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right. 

67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) promotes local food knowledge, production and market opportunities for farmers and community members throughout our region.

2017 Spring Grow It! Workshop for Garden Leaders


Back to All Events

2017 Spring Grow It! Workshop for Garden Leaders

Presented by Vermont Community Garden Network in partnership with local garden leaders

 Our theme for the spring workshop is “Growing Community.” We’ll explore:

  • How can your community-based garden strengthen community?
  • What makes your garden more than just a space to grow food?
  • Where are the opportunities for community collaboration in these common spaces?

Join community and school garden leaders from your region to learn strategies, share stories, and swap ideas that will boost your garden programs.

 Where and When

The spring workshop in Rutland is Thursday, March 9, from 4:00-7:00pm, including a light meal.  The workshop will take place at Vermont Farmers Food Center at 251 West St, Rutland, VT 05701.


Registration is $35 per workshop. Sliding scale is available upon request. Please pre-register.  The above location is one of six workshops happening around Vermont this March.  To find the best date and location for you and to register online go to:  Questions?  Email or call (802) 861-4769.

Professional development certificates for workshop attendance available upon request.

 In the words of a Grow It! participant:

“I’ve participated in multiple Grow It! workshops and I left each one with a toolkit for communication and networking. The peer-to-peer exchange and hands on engagement are key to my positive experience. Not only do I glean valuable growing tips and organizational strategies, but I also walk away with stories to share and ideas that translate to other areas of my job (and life!) beyond the garden.”  

                                              ~ Chris Jacobson, WRJ Community Garden, White River Junction

 Share the news!

Please help us spread the word about this unique opportunity.  Do you know other people in your community who are involved with a community or school garden project or are looking to get connected?  Would your garden group benefit from some collective planning time?  Bring a team!  Please feel free to forward this email as well as post and share the attached flier broadly.  Thank you for helping us spread the word!  

 Thanks to…

Our workshop partners: garden leader Laura MacLachlan, Vermont Farmers Food Center, Marble Valley Grows, Come Alive Outside, and Rutland Area Farm and Food Link for helping us bring Grow It! to your region!