Vermont Village Greens Initiative Webinar

Vermont’s village greens, steeped in history and tradition, serve as the physical and cultural heart of our communities. Historically located where roads converged, meeting houses were established, commerce concentrated and homes clustered, village greens hold a special place in community life. Village greens provide Vermonters a place to gather, to recreate and celebrate and to engage in commerce and community.  Today, human pressures and developmental changes to village greens have affected the longevity and well-being of these beloved gathering spaces. Preserving and revitalizing Vermont’s village greens is of utmost importance, as the greens are cherished community spaces in our villages and downtowns that reveal the collective history and culture of Vermont.

This April lunchtime webinar will be a presentation on the Vermont Village Greens Initiative (VVGI). The Village Greens Initiative aims to raise awareness, appreciation and understanding of these revered community gathering spaces across Vermont. Since the fall of 2013, two interns and over 60 students in UVM community service-learning courses have engaged in a variety of projects. Join Amie Schiller and Kate O’Brien, VVGI interns, and Richard Amore with the Department of Housing and Community Development on Thursday, April 23rd, from 12-1pm EST for a webinar presentation on the initiative and hear about future opportunities to improve your village green. The VVGI is a collaborative effort between the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program, the Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development, the Preservation Trust of Vermont, and the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources.


This webinar is free and will be recorded and subsequently available as a video on the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry webinar archive page.