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Winter Garden Preparations

On September 14, CAPA and the Robert Frost Stone House Museum hosted a webinar on Fall Preparations for Winter Gardens, featuring a panel of experts who shared what they are doing in their fall gardens and answered gardening questions.

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Fall Preparation for Winter Gardens Webinar

The weather is getting cooler, so what does that mean for your garden? There are some crops you can plant in the fall and other steps you can take to ensure your garden is in great shape next spring.

On this webinar, our panel of experts shared what they are doing in the fall gardens and answered your gardening questions.

Bennington College's involvement in this work is supported by a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that supports a three-year collaborative effort with local partners to address the systemic causes of food insecurity in Bennington County.

The next event in this series will be about Storage Crops on Monday, October 12 at 11:00 am via Zoom.


Shannon Barsotti is the Community Development Director for the Town of Bennington and the co-owner of Longview Farm in Pownal, where she and her family raise lamb and chickens and tend a large vegetable garden.

Aila West is a medicinal herb farmer who grows and wildcrafts Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Western herbs. She is also the co-owner of a small pastured pork farm located in White Creek, NY.

Dane Whitman '16 is the owner of Grey Oak Landscaping & Garden Design, a Bennington-based business that promotes edible and ecological land management.

Karen Trubitt and her husband, Steven, operate True Love Farm of Shaftsbury. Each year they grow 3+ acres of vegetables, cut flowers, and berries for three farmers markets, a workplace CSA, a winter CSA, fine restaurants, and florists.