Nonprofit kicks off with clean up and early planting

BRATTLEBORO — Now in its fourth year, the non-profit Edible Brattleboro has scheduled clean-up days and planting of early seeds in two primary "help-yourself" sites. All who are interested in growing fresh, organic vegetables and fruit in and around town, and want to be part of this group of gardening angels helping both the community and the environment are welcome to join. There will be fresh veggie snacks for all plus a seed planting activity for children.

Come any time from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and stay as long as you wish. Two dates and two locations: Saturday, April 21, at the Brattleboro Co-op, 2 Main St, and Sunday, May 6, at Turning Point, 39 Elm St. Limited street parking on Flat Street or use the municipal lot - free on Sundays.

Tasks at each garden include:

- Clean up and pile debris/trash for hauling.

- Renew compost and soil layer on the sheet-mulched beds.

- Lay down wood chips on the CO-OP paths.

- Set up pea fencing and plant peas.

- Plant other suitable early seeds.

- Create and fill several container gardens.

- Put up new signs.

- Hand out brochures and sign up new volunteers.

For more information or to sign up, contact Marilyn Chiarello at


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