from the employee owners at Gardener's Supply Co.

Will Raap Wins e-Town Award

Gardener’s Supply founder Will Raap received an E-Chievement Award for his 25-year campaign to turn several hundred acres of forgotten land in Burlington’s Intervale into urban farms that now provide more than 10 percent of the fresh food for Vermont’s largest city.

Will Raap in Burlington’s Intervale.

This summer, the nationally-syndicated radio variety program eTown, came to Vermont for a live taping at Burlington’s Flynn Theatre. One of the most successful and longest-running radio shows on NPR, eTown has been broadcasting since 1991 and is heard on almost 300 radio stations from coast to coast.

One eTown’s most popular segments is the e-Chievement Award, which honors ordinary citizens who are making an extraordinary impact in their communities and beyond. At the Burlington show, Gardener’s Supply founder Will Raap received an e-Chievement Award for his 25-year campaign to turn several hundred acres of forgotten land in Burlington’s Intervale into urban farms that now provide more than 10 percent of the fresh food for Vermont’s largest city.

The show, which also features singer/songwriter Steve Earle and Vermont musician Anais Mitchell, will be airing on local radio stations between September 8 and 14. Find a station near you and the exact airtime in your area. Some stations stream their programming live, allowing you to listen no matter where you live.

You can also listen to an 8-minute excerpt from the program, which features Nick Forester and Will Raap.

Kathy LaLiberte
Director of Gardening, Gardener’s Supply

1 Comment

  1. October 5, 2010    

    Kudos on your award. Farming is such a rewarding field,however having someone else appreciate your efforts is a nice thing.

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