Notes From the Garden

From Our Garden To Yours….

The New Heirloom Garden

What is an Heirloom Garden? Charlotte Seed Library and Charlotte Grange invite you to join Seed Library Coordinator Karen Tuininga and award-winning Vermont author and kitchen garden designer Ellen Ecker Ogden, for a two-part presentation/discussion about gardening with heirloom varieties and saving their seeds.  Based on Ellen’s 2021 book, The New Heirloom Garden (featuring designs, recipes and heirloom plantsContinue reading “The New Heirloom Garden”


February is Seed Fever month, when gardeners’ fingers start itching to touch soil and seeds.  Garden plans swirl in our heads.  We try to remember lessons learned from past gardens, and new ideas we want to try.  We start to get serious about the design of this year’s garden, –what we’ll grow and where.  NowContinue reading “SEED FEVER!”

Seed Underground Book Discussion

Have you heard? We’re meeting up (via Zoom) this month for a group book discussion! The Seed Underground, by Janisse Ray Join Linda Hamilton, Charlotte Seed Library Co-Coordinator, for a 2-part discussion about this essential book.  Acclaimed author Janisse Ray draws us into the issues and the urgency of protecting food sovereignty through seeds.  SheContinue reading “Seed Underground Book Discussion”

Soup Stories

Join this online event – Thursday Nov 19, 2020, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM We’re heading into prime soup season! And what better way to celebrate the harvest than to enjoy the bounty of your own garden – or fresh local foods from our own local farmers – in a big pot of soup? ManyContinue reading “Soup Stories”

September Harvest of the Month

Sweet Peppers! Our friends at Vermont Harvest of the Month bring us this month’s “Harvest of the Month.” Enjoy some of these colorful, tasty gems while they last! 

Resilient Agriculture

We speak often, at our events, about how we can be resilient gardeners and stand ready for whatever comes our way. From relatively small challenges (oh, here come the potato bugs again) to the big ones, it pays to think ahead and be prepared. This week, we’d like to tell you about an upcoming informativeContinue reading “Resilient Agriculture”

Save Some Seeds!

The garden is all planted and in maintenance mode.  You are harvesting delicious summer veggies, and enjoying watching all the pollinators buzzing around the abundant flowers.  While you’re spending so much time in the garden, keeping up with the weeding and watering, this is a great time to be thinking about saving seeds for nextContinue reading “Save Some Seeds!”


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