Images of Burlington's community gardens - 1980

 BACG History Post #32

Baird Community Garden photo - 1980The Baird Community Garden was accessible from Pine Street and Home Avenue. The shopping plaza off Shelburne Street is visible in the background. 

The Baird site was one the original community gardens established by Tommy Thompson in 1973. Thirty years earlier, the site was a WWII Victory Garden.

Troy-bilt rototillers are shown preparing the Baird garden plots for planting.

Medical Center Community Garden photo - 1980
The Medical Center Community Garden is located at the corner of East Avenue and Pearl Street, adjacent to the Vermont Department of Health. 

The garden site, established in 1973/1974, is the oldest continually operating community garden in Burlington.

Tommy Thompson photo at the Intervale Community Garden - 1980

Tommy Thompson of Gardens for All, founder of the community garden program, is shown raking a garden plot at the Intervale Community Garden, established in 1980.

Thompson was instrumental in negotiating the lease for the community garden site with the Burlington Electric Department.   

Gardens for All community garden sites - 1980