Teen Solar Night

Hi friends,

On Wednesday October 7th from 7PM to 8PM we are having a Solar Workshop at the Hub!

We are teaming up with SunCommon, a mission-driven solar energy company based out of Waterbury Center, to learn more about the clean energy future. You and your parents are invited to the workshop to make the decision to go solar together as a family. Everyone has the right to a healthy environment and a safer world- and clean energy is where that starts. SunCommon has made it easy and affordable for all Vermonters to go solar, and that’s what R.J. Adler, SunCommon’s Addison County Community Organizer, will tell you more about during the workshop. You can play a big part in helping your family save money and go solar!

Again here are the details:

SunCommon Community Solar Workshop:
Wednesday October 7th from 7PM to 8PM
110 Airport Rd Bristol, VT
RSVP here: http://bit.ly/HubSolarWorkshop

Think Sun!!

It’s All Just an Experiment

June Garden

Putting seeds into the ground is always very exciting but also comes with a bit of mystery. Knowledge and understanding can only go so far when it comes to plant life. Weather changes, pests, and other factors make a plant’s entrance into life a journey like no other. That being said, when fruit begins to grow and herbs are plentiful, one cannot help but feel relief and joy. The Hub Garden Project is on a brink of a grand abundance. Despite the challenges of the rain and weeds, the garden is filled with abundant harvest. Coming this Thursday The Hub Garden Project will be hosting a cooking project using the harvest. On the menu is ratatouille flatbread pizza using eggplant, peppers, summer squash, and herbs from the garden. In addition, participants will be making salad with fresh greens and ranch dressing with fresh herbs from the garden. Considering it is barely the second week in July, The Hub Garden Project is elated about the results of this years experiment.
E-mail TheHubGarden@gmail.com with any questions. Come get involved!

Food is Growing


There is something so satisfying about seeing plants emerge from the soil, especially when our local youth got their hands dirty to make it happen. A couple of weeks ago, the Hub Garden Project was lucky enough to be joined by five elementary school students from Addison county .  All of the youth respectfully stood in a line and placed seeds in a row, each one spaced apart about the length of the kiddos pointer finger. The youth asked questions in an effort to place the seeds with precision.  The result of that effort can be seen in the image above. Can you identify that two week old seedling? SUGAR PEAS! Thanks to local kiddos, The Hub Garden Project is going to have plenty of these peas to share in June.

Keep following the progress in the garden folks. Also, don’t hesitate to send your friends and family of all ages to get their hands dirty to help grow food for the community in Bristol with The Hub Garden Project.

Chilly Nights


What a treat it was to have summer-like weather for nearly a month now. Luckily the plants at The Hub Garden Project are mostly inside, because those chilly winter temperatures are coming back lately these evenings. Posted is a picture of our plot at the moment. All of the plants are tucked in under row-cover to keep the plants a little bit warmer as the cool nights continue. Under the covers includes mostly hardy crops including beets, carrots, spinach, mixed greens, radishes, white turnips, and cauliflower. Most of those crops would do just fine in colder temperatures, but covering them takes a bit of stress away and will help the crops to be abundant earlier in the season.

As the season progresses and temperatures rise again, it will be very exciting to share more information on what is going on in the garden. Keep looking out for opportunities to get involved. Always feel free to contact us if you have experience to share or thirst for knowledge about growing your own food.