Vermont Life Magazine story - Summer 1981

 BACG History Post #35

Vermont Life Magazine featured Gardens for All in its Summer 1981 special issue, marking the 25th anniversary of the iconic state publication.

Photos for the Gardens for All story were taken during the summer of 1980. The lead photo is the Medical Center Community Garden. The senior gardener is from the Cathedral Square Housing Project. JoAnne Dennee is photographed teaching children in the garden. Tommy Thompson is shown with the community garden map of the United States.

The article highlighted the diversity of Gardens for All programs on the local, national, and international levels. Through grants, memberships, market research, and publications, Gardens for All was on its way to raising its own funds and becoming less reliant on Garden Way's sponsorship. 

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Vermont Life Magazine cover Summer 1981

Gardens for All story in Vermont Life - 1981

JoAnne Dennee and Tommy Thompson - Vermont Life
Vermont Life story on community gardening - 1981
Gardens for All and Vermont Life - 1981

Author's note:  During my senior year at Syracuse University, my parents gave me a subscription to Vermont Life Magazine. I read the quarterly magazines cover to cover. 

I moved to Vergennes in July 1981 after graduating from college. The summer 1981 issue of Vermont Life, which included an insider's guide to Vermont's bests and favorites, came along with me.  - JF