Participate in a poetry crostic construction led by Rick Winston. A crostic is a type of word puzzle, related somewhat to crossword puzzles, that typically consists of two parts. The first part is a set of lettered clues, and the second part is a grid consisting of numbered blanks and spaces, representing a poem, into which the answers for the clues fit.
Space is limited and registration in advance is suggested. To sign up for this free workshop, email your name and contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org
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- April 24, 2019 6:00 PM - April 24, 2019 7:30 PM
Community Harvest of Central Vermont (CHCV) is a group of Central Vermonters who are committed to bringing our community together through gleaning to recover surplus food produced on area farms to feed those with limited access to healthy, fresh local food, and in the process help the community to gain a greater awareness and appreciation of the local food system, healthy eating, and waste reduction.
Allison Levin, Director of CHCV, takes you through the lens of gleaning to explore your relationship with food. This presentation will focus on gleaning in our area and will be followed by an open discussion of using/eating imperfect food, reducing wasted food, and knowing local farms better, among other topics.
All workshops are free and held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted, with access to a freight elevator upon request.
- April 27, 2019 11:00 AM - April 27, 2019 12:00 PM
Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District provides leadership, education, and services for residents and businesses in reducing and managing their solid waste in order to protect public health and the environment to the greatest extent feasible. CVSWMD is working to end waste for good. While achieving a zero waste district may seem ambitious, we believe that by setting goals high, we can and will find ways to reach them. It's in the journey to zero waste that efficiencies are created, business is generated, jobs are created, and communities are bound together toward a common outcome. In recent years, we have watched with satisfaction as more and more solid waste entities finally get on board with Zero Waste initiatives and goals.
CVSWMD’s Outreach Manager Cassandra Hemenway will show you some easy ways to get started composting and do it successfully, and will review other ways to keep your food scraps out of the trash. You’ll learn strategies for jump-starting an old pile, how to keep smells down, and animals out. She’ll talk to you about managing food scraps, why they break down, and how to use food scraps as a resource in your own yard. Everyone goes home with a starter kit.
- April 27, 2019 1:00 PM - April 27, 2019 2:00 PM
Are you ready to improve your recycling game? CVSWMD’s Outreach Manager, Cassandra Hemenway, will answer all of your recycling questions in this in-depth workshop. Come learn the overview of Vermont’s recycling laws, what goes in/what stays OUT of your recycling bin, and what “additional” recycling is and how to do it right and how to avoid “wish cycling.”
- April 29, 2019 5:30 PM - April 29, 2019 6:30 PM
The Vermont Fresh Network is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1996 with the mission of advancing relationships among farmers, chefs, and consumers to grow markets and eat more locally grown food. They are dedicated to a flourishing local food system for the benefit of our environment, our communities, our health, and the overall strength of the rural economy. They will be joined for this workshop by local organic winemaker Montpelier Vineyards.
Doug Becker of Montpelier Vineyards and Zea Luce from Vermont Fresh Network offer a fun, educational, and delicious mini-workshop on Vermont Grapes and wine. Learn about the winery’s new releases and participate in a tasting. Public & restaurant staff welcome.
There is a $5 fee and you must be 21+ to attend this workshop. Space is limited and registration in advance is suggested. To attend this free workshop, sign up on the bulletin board in our exit way, call us at 802-262-3202 or use this online form.
- April 30, 2019 8:00 AM - April 30, 2019 9:30 AM
North Branch Nature Center (NBNC) connects people with environmental education, natural history, and citizen science.
Join NBNC's Executive Director, Chip Darmstadt, on an easy walk from the Co-op along Stone Cutters Way, discovering the birds that are attracted to the Winooski River and riverside habitats. Gray Catbirds, Yellow Warblers, Common Mergansers, and maybe even a Bald Eagle are all possible! Beginners welcome and loaner binoculars will be available. Participants can meet in front of the Co-op, by the entrance at 8am.
Walk is limited to 15 participants. Rain date on Wednesday, May 1.
- April 30, 2019 5:15 PM - April 30, 2019 6:30 PM
The Vermont Land Trust saves the land that makes Vermont special. Since 1977, we have protected farmland and forestland from subdivision and development – knowing that once farms and forests are gone, they rarely come back. We want our children, grandchildren, and future generations to enjoy local food, farming, clean air and water, hiking, hunting, forestry, and sugaring.
The Land Trust’s Pieter Van Loon, Director of Forest Stewardship, and Caitlin Cusack, Stewardship Forester, will teach you about invasive plants in Vermont, the harm they do, and their impact on our recreation and natural resource economy. They will share techniques for controlling invasives and show examples of successful management.