Events/Workshops 2015

Enjoy Herbs from the Garden Year Round

Sunday, March 1st, 12:30 pm

Join Julie at the Vermont Flower Show in Essex Junction, and learn all the tips you need to keep your kitchen well stocked with homegrown herbs year round. In this workshop, Julie will cover the basics of having an herb garden, simple ways to preserve herbs for winter use, which herbs can be brought inside in the fall, and how to plant simple herb planters for your porch or windowsill.

Around the Farmer’s Dinner Table with Julie Rubaud and Molly Stevens

Thursday, March 19th 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

South End Kitchen hosts a friendly and lively evening around the kitchen table led by Julie Rubaud, owner of Red Wagon Plants, and Molly Stevens, cookbook author and cooking teacher. The evening’s menu will be inspired by the simple truth that fresh herbs make all the difference in the kitchen. Julie and Molly will demonstrate and share tips for growing, preserving, and above all using fresh herbs in the kitchen. Anyone who likes to cook will benefit from learning more about herbs from windowsill (or garden plot) to table. For more information or to register, visit

Open House

Saturday, April 4th, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Come wander our warm, sunny Hinesburg greenhouses and take home some early season, cold-hardy plants and ready-to-eat salad greens to brighten your mud season! At 1PM, join Julie for a tour of the greenhouses and learn about new varieties for 2015. Join us for coffee, tea, and treats.

Opening Day

Friday, April 17th, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Say hello and celebrate the end of a long winter. We can’t wait to see you, and the plants will be eager to meet their new owners. Refreshments and good cheer all day.

Opening Day Party

Friday, April 17th 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us for a fun evening event to celebrate our opening day. Cash bar. Complimentary herb-themed appetizers.

Earth Day Children’s Concert and Celebration

Wednesday, April 22nd 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

A fun-filled Earth Day celebration for children, featuring a performance by beloved local musician Mister Chris at 11 AM. Join us for storytime, games, make your own herb butter, and a tour of the greenhouses and cowbarn at noon. Snacks will be provided, and children will be able to plant and take home their own potted pansy.

6th Annual New North End Plant Sale at Bibens Ace Hardware

Bibens Ace Hardware, Burlington, VT

Saturday, May 16th 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

This is a great opportunity for Burlington folks to buy our plants without making the trip to Hinesburg. We’ll be on site with our plants and staff to answer your gardening questions and help you choose plants. This event is a fundraiser for the Burlington Area Community Gardens Scholarship fund. Your dollars will help hire interpreters and expand garden plots to assist refugees with growing their own food. You can find more information about BACG here.

7th Annual Sweet Potato Slip Sale

Red Wagon Plants, Hinesburg, VT
Saturday & Sunday, June 13-14th
8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join us for the 7th Annual Sweet Potato Slip Sale at our greenhouses. This event is a fundraiser for the Vermont Community Garden Network. They pot up thousands of sweet potato slips, then we take care of them until the sale, when they have roots and are ready to go into the warm soil in the garden. Some of our customers have reported growing sweet potatoes as big as footballs!



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Linda Leo February 23, 2013 at 1:24 pm

I would like to hear about upcoming events I have ever been to your greenhouses

admin May 16, 2013 at 2:22 pm

I have added you to our email newsletter list. Thanks so much for your interest.

sue gleason May 16, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Just wondering if you have african basil and how I can get some?? Thanks. Sue

admin May 17, 2013 at 6:38 am

We are currently out of African Blue Basil. It came down with a bad case of fusarium wilt, so we had to dispose of it. We love that plant and wish it weren’t the case!

Pat Wilcke April 5, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Will you be trying African Blue Basil again this year — if so, when would it be available?

admin April 5, 2014 at 2:35 pm

I am not sure about the African Blue Basil. The supplier that we usually get our cuttings from was sold out when I placed my order. We will let you know if we are able to find another source.

Joanne Bottger June 6, 2014 at 8:09 am

Do you sell topsoil? I am planning to buy sweet potato slips on Sunday and I need some good topsoil to grow them in.

Juliet Barash March 3, 2015 at 9:30 am

Please add my name to your email list. Thanks and happy spring!


admin March 4, 2015 at 6:29 pm

Hi Juliet, thanks for your interest – we have added you to our e-newsletter list. Happy Spring!

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