Weed 'em & Reap newsletter - Fall 1981

 BACG History Post #37

In the fall of 1981, Gardens for All secured a donation of fruit trees from Stark Brothers Nursery to establish a community plant nursery at the Intervale Community Garden.

GFA's horticulturist, Charlie Nardozzi, quickly applied his knowledge and skills to support the long term sustainability of the Burlington Community Gardens Program. 

Nardozzi planned workshops to teach volunteers how to take care of the nursery trees and perennials. The plant nursery was over 5,000 square feet with permanent raised beds. Plants included small fruits and berries, herbs, perennial flowers, and food plants such as rhubarb.

The Weed 'em & Reap newsletter helped to engage Burlington's community gardeners in the new initiative to increase food production and a sense of permanence at the garden sites.