We have established help-yourself gardens in two locations in downtown Brattleboro and plan to add more in locations where there is a commitment to maintenance. Container gardens are in the beta phase, thanks to volunteer Tom Green, who built eight prototypes of a wicking barrel container garden. These were placed at our two public gardens and we are experimenting to see which plants do best in these containers. This way, we can expand our reach into neighborhoods where garden space is not available.
If you would like a help-yourself garden in your area, or advice on starting a garden in your yard to donate produce for our Share the Harvest stand, please contact us.

Help-Yourself Gardens

Brattleboro Food Co-op

2 Main St.

Annual vegetable beds & blueberry bushes. In rear parking lot, along the Whetstone Brook.

Turning Point Garden

39 Elm Street

Annual vegetable beds. Lower garden along Frost Street sidewalk, upper garden up steps on Elm St.

Root Social Justice Center

28 Williams St.

Container vegetable gardens. In rear parking lot, adjacent to Whetstone Brook. 

Municipal Building

230 Main St

Cherry Trees, on front lawn.

Brattleboro Memorial Library

132 Main St.

Cattle Panel Arbor, archway located along path to upper level; adjacent to Municipal Building.


141 Canal St.

Cattle Panel Arbor, located along Canal St.


10 Town Crier Dr.

Annual vegetable beds, located in parking area.

Green Street School

164 Green St.

Pear trees, in parking lot to left of the school.

Oak Grove School

15 Moreland Ave.

Asian Pear Trees, along the fence on Clark Street.

Academy School

860 Western Ave.

Cherry Trees, in field behind the school, to the left.

Great River Terrace

1336 Putney Road

For residents only. Annual vegetables and blueberries.