Water for all community garden sites - Spring 1981

 BACG History Post #34

Water for all community garden sites - 1981
Larry Sommers achieved a key goal during his second year of coordinating community gardens in Burlington and surrounding towns. For the first time, every Gardens for All site had access to a water system. 

Fees remained at $10 for a 25 x 30 ft. garden plot. The fee included mulch and a summer newsletter. Registration was centralized through Gardens for All, rather than having prospective and returning gardeners calling the volunteer site coordinators.

Gardens for All sites 1981

bulletin board at Champlain community garden - 1981

Lynn Ocone and Larry Sommers of Gardens for All at work in the Champlain School community garden, summer 1981.

The garden site was located near the bus barns behind the Champlain Elementary School. Access to the community garden was from Shelburne Street.

Ocone and Sommers were hired by Gardens for All in 1979 to coordinate community and youth garden programs.