2024 Vermont Fruit & Nut Tree Grantees

March 13, 2024

North star cherry planted

We are excited to announce our grantees for the 2024 Vermont Fruit & Nut Tree Grant! This grant focuses on increasing access to fruit and nut trees through plantings and related education at select community garden sites across the state. This year, we're proud to support 12 diverse organizations and volunteer groups, each deeply committed to enhancing community spaces with the planting of fruit and nut trees. Recipients include community gardens, farms, schools, housing communities, and non-profits. These projects promise more than just trees; they symbolize a commitment to climate resilience, education, and community well-being.

A heartfelt thank you goes out to this year's grantees, as well as to all who applied. Your dedication to enriching our communities with fruit and nut trees is truly inspiring.

2024 Recipients

  • Sharon Food Justice Garden
  • Feast Farm and Tree Nursery 
  • Old Schoolhouse Commons
  • Harbor Place
  • Derby Community Giving Garden
  • Huntington Open Women's Land (HOWL) Food Forest
  • Clifford Park Food Forest & Abenaki Garden
  • Hazelwood Forest Garden, sponsored by Upper Valley Apple Corps
  • Wolcott Community Garden
  • Royalton Community Garden - Foxstand
  • Monkton Central School garden
  • Vernon Elementary School Gardens
  • Brookfield Elementary Community Garden

This grant program is a collaboration between the Vermont Garden Network and the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program. Additional funding comes from Branch Out Burlington.