Vegetable gardening for everybody

Vegetable gardening for everybody. Photo provided

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Get ready to spring into gardening! Join us at the Springfield Town Library, Thursday, May 2 at 6 p.m. for “Vegetable Gardening for Everybody” with Pattrice Jones.

Vegetable gardening is an enjoyable and healthy outdoor activity that can also be a cost-saving way to include a variety of organic produce in your diet. Whether you’re thinking about gardening for the first time or are an experienced gardener who would like to learn some new tricks, this workshop will have something for you. Topics will include planning to get the most food from every inch of your garden, no-dig methods of setting up your garden without breaking your back, and “veganic” techniques for boosting soil vitality and deterring harmful insects. The basics of sowing, transplanting, composting, and seed saving also will be covered.

Pattrice Jones, co-founder of VINE Sanctuary, a Springfield nonprofit that promotes vegetable gardening as an important component of community health, will lead the workshop. With more than 20 years of experience in veganic cultivation, Pattrice can show you how to grow your own organic produce without accidentally hurting the environment by using by-products of factory farming.

All attendees will receive free seeds as well as a free limited-edition bottle of Dr. Bronner’s soap for washing up after gardening. This workshop will be held in conjunction with the opening of the new seed library at Springfield Town Library.

The Springfield Town Library is located at 43 Main Street, Springfield. As with all library programs, it is free, accessible to people with disabilities, and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 802-885-3108 or

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