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...

Gold-Status Schools Celebrate Healthy New Opportunities

Written by Joy Choquette For schools in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, “going for the gold,” has a whole new meaning. In an ongoing effort to increase healthy options in schools, RiseVT offers opportunities for schools to be recognized for their efforts. These are...

Flexible Seating Improves Learning

Written by Joy Choquette “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” This quote, attributed to Benjamin Franklin, underscores the importance of active learning. And while this term is frequently used to describe a more hands-on approach to...