The Teaching Gardens of Saint Michael's College is an active outdoor learning laboratory that consists of an arboretum, a children's literature garden " Books in Bloom," The Native Plants of Vermont Garden, the International Garden, and the Word Garden.  Founded in 2004, these gardens have grown through collaborative work between the departments of Education, Biology, and Applied Linguistics.  The gardens reflect interdisciplinary exploration and as a result expand the traditional concept of a garden.

In addition to serving our college community, these gardens are a destination in Chittenden County for visitors who want to learn about plants, their role in children's literature and our environment, or just want to picnic in an aesthetically pleasing corner of our campus.

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Fall 2013

Just in time for some pumpkin fun! Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden.

Come check out new stones in the Word Garden!

SMC education and biology students will run a workshop for third graders from Malletts Bay School on September 24th.

Read about
Blueberries for Sal
in the latest column!

The Teaching Gardens will host a tour for the Burlington Garden Club on Wednesday, August 22nd.

Check out the new column! It's about Grandpa Green.

Read Professor Bang-Jensen's article about connections between reading and gardening.

May's column is up! Read about Jack's Garden.

Read April's "Books in Bloom" column on The Gardener.

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Valerie Bang-Jensen, Dept. of Education
Mark Lubkowitz, Dept. of Biology
Alan Dickinson, Dept. of Building and Grounds
Richard Gamache, Dept. of Applied Linguistics
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