Burlington's community gardens turn ten - 1982

 BACG History Post #40

Tuesday, March 3, 1981 was a momentous day in Burlington, Vermont. Bernie Sanders rocked the city's political establishment with a 22-vote victory over five-time incumbent mayor Gordon Paquette.

On June 17, 1981, Mayor Sanders showed his support for community gardening in Burlington with a proclamation honoring the 10-year anniversary of the food gardening initiative begun in 1972 by Gardens for All.

Sanders pledged the support of city departments and the city's Special Projects Fund to ensure the continuation and success of Burlington's community gardens.