Volunteer with our Food Pantry Garden Program

UVLT’s food pantry gardens produce fruits and vegetables for distribution to hunger relief programs throughout the Upper Valley. In 2021, we grew more than 2.5 tons of food that provided 22,000 servings of healthy produce for people in need.

Brookmead Food Pantry Garden -Norwich, VT

The one-acre Brookmead garden is located at 701 Turnpike Road in Norwich, VT. We grow a variety of mainly winter storage crops that are donated to Willing Hands. Community work days at the Brookmead garden are generally Thursdays from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm during the growing season, but are subject to some change and variation. Volunteers help with all aspects of garden work under the supervision of UVLT staff, including: soil preparation; planting; weeding; watering; and, harvesting.

Up on the Hill Food Pantry Garden – Charlestown, NH

The 5,000 square foot “no till” garden plot at Up on the Hill is now in its third year, and is growing a variety of spring, summer, and fall veggies for the Charlestown Food Shelf

Community volunteer work days are typically Tuesdays from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm during the growing season, but are subject to some change and variation. Volunteers help with all aspects of garden work under the supervision of UVLT staff, including: soil preparation; planting; weeding; watering; and, harvesting.

We are grateful to Ledyard National Bank for their dedicated funding to support this garden.

Thank You to Our Partners:

  • Willing Hands
  • Charlestown Food Shelf
  • Claremont Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry

With Generous Funding From:

  • Adimab
  • Farm Way
  • Feed and Supply
  • High Mowing Seeds
  • Ledyard National Bank
  • NH Charitable Grant
  • Norwich Women’s Club
  • Norwich Lions Club

In the Dirt at the Brookmead Garden

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Yesterday we pulled black the plastic that has been protecting…

Another Successful Year in the Food Pantry Garden

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The final day of harvest at the Brookmead Food Pantry Garden…

A Summer in the Food Pantry Garden

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Karina Ricker was this year's UVLT Patchen Miller Intern, spending…