The Power of a Flower!

There’s just something about a flower. The rich color and scent evoke a strong emotional response, brightening up moods and creating smiles that are contagious. We associate flowers with life, with celebration, with beauty and hope. There’s also just something about...

Movement Pathways Make for Active Learning

It’s no secret that Vermont winters can make staying active outside difficult but that doesn’t decrease our children’s need to move and play in order to then focus and learn. At St. Albans Town Educational Center (SATEC), this challenge was addressed through creation...

Urbanizing Edibles: Houghton Park Guild Pilot a Success

written by Sarah Parsons West St. Albans – Insulated beneath the snow at Houghton Park, a guild of fruit bushes and rhubarb plants lie dormant, awaiting their first spring thaw. Cultivated last season, the fruit-based garden serves as a pilot project promoting edible...

Swanton Brings Music to the Park

Toes were tapping and fingers were snapping last summer, when the community of Swanton enjoyed some lively music on the Village Green in a series of free summer concerts. These were hosted by the Swanton Arts Council over the course of the summer with funds from a...

How Our Garden Grew Kids and Relationships in Highgate

Read about how the Highgate Library and Community Center’s community garden benefited from a RiseVT Amplify Grant last summer, bringing together a wide range of ages while providing gardening education and a big dose of fun! Written by Virginia Holiman What a summer...