Vermonters Discuss an Edible Statehouse Lawn

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I’m sure you’ve heard about the organic garden planned for the White House, but have you heard any talk about a similar garden right here in Vermont? I had not until earlier today when reading Carl Etnier’s blog for Vermont Commons, Relocalizing Vermont. In his post today, he mentions that “a group formed as part of Transition Town Montpelier is now in advanced discussions with state officials about planting a food garden on the State House lawn this year.”
This is so wonderful! Especially considering another new fact I learned in a recent Times Argus article – that, according to Lee Blackwell, owner of Blackwell Roots Farm in Cabot, Vermont imports 90 percent of it’s food. If state officials agree to use the lawn for garden space, Vermont would be the first state to use their State House lawn for growing produce. Let’s hope in a few weeks I can post pictures of our new state garden!! Until then, enjoy this wonderful, almost-Spring weather!

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