The loss of a gardening pioneer - March, 1983

 BACG History Post #42

Tommy Thompson planned to end his career with Gardens for All on March 25, 1983. The previous year, he semi-retired from the nonprofit organization that he directed and worked for starting in January, 1973.

Thompson died during his last week of work, on Tuesday night March 22, 1983, at the age of 65.

Thompson was described by the Burlington Free Press as an international pioneer in the community garden movement, helping to make gardening and food self-sufficiency accessible to people throughout the world.

Thompson's funeral service was held at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral in Burlington. He was laid to rest in the family plot at Lake View Cemetery in Burlington.

Tommy Thompson dies - March 22, 1983

Tommy Thompson funeral notice
Thank you from Tommy Thompson's family