Home & community gardens are understudied systems that have an important role in building sustainable, healthy, diverse, inclusive and equitable communities and ecosystems. The UVM Extension Community Horticulture Program, includes the Master Gardener & Composter volunteer programs, classes and gardening resources for the public, partner projects, the gardener helpline, and the annual conference.

We train volunteers and use research-based gardening information to help all Vermonters improve their gardening, leadership and environmental stewardship skills. Our vision is to cultivate resilient and healthy communities and be the most trusted resource for horticulture education in Vermont.

Did you know? Consumer horticulture contributes $196 billion to the U.S. economy and creates more than 2 million jobs.

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This work is supported by Crop Protection and Pest Management Program [grant no. 2021-70006-35509/project accession no. 1027204] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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