Chester Community Greenhouse & Gardens, Inc. (CCG&G) is a 501(C)3 non-profit Vermont corporation founded in 2020 by a diverse group of dedicated volunteers, with interest, experience and expertise in the areas of horticulture, ecology, sustainable energy technologies, organic gardening, climate change, land use policy and community development. CCG&G is working to create a community greenhouse and gardens as a resource for the community.
CCG&G is committed to building a vibrant, sustainable community in Chester, VT and beyond, that is inclusive and welcoming while contributing to the health of area residents and the planet.
CCG&G Mission Statement
Chester Community Greenhouse & Gardens is a non-profit, all volunteer community group committed to establishing, maintaining, and administering a community greenhouse in which the residents of Chester, VT can grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers in a healthy, safe, accessible, and supportive environment. Chester Community Greenhouse and Gardens will work to align the greenhouse and its programs with efforts to address local food production, food security, holistic health, climate change, sustainability, education, access for seniors and those with disabilities, environmentally compatible economic development, and the overall quality of life of the residents of Chester.
CCG&G welcomes everyone to participate in its programs and become part of this project, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin or immigration status.
CCG&G believes that all people are the stewards of the planet and are entitled to be treated fairly and with dignity, kindness and compassion.