Guilford Center Village Natural Playscapes

The Guilford Center Village Natural Playscape is a volunteer community endeavor, managed by the Guilford Recreation Commission. Volunteers from the Community of Guilford came together to transform a vacant town-owned lot into an enriching play space for families and...

Rise To 5K Success: The Stine Family

By Jessica Frost, RiseVT FGI Program Manager RiseVT wrapped up another session of Rise to 5K this fall. Led by local running enthusiast, Bill Simmons, the group met for 12 weeks at The St. Albans Bay Park, gradually increasing their mileage. Simmons knows what it is...

The Johnson Group Home’s Gardening Program

The Johnson Group Home, a facility that helps individuals learn life skills to live independently, partnered with RiseVT to add an elevated raised bed filled with beautiful compost from Black Dirt Farm. They also began using a worm composting unit; just in time for...

New Disc Golf Course at Hard’Ack

The new disc golf course is nearly complete in Hard’Ack, a recreation and sports venue in St. Albans. This was truly a community effort which began in July when Preston Fuller, a local disc golf enthusiast, suggested the idea of a disc golf course on a community...