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5/6 - 10/3/19

Community Teaching Garden

Join us for a unique garden education program that teaches adults how to grow their own food in a fun, supportive, and cooperative learning environment through weekly lessons and hands-on garden work. Learn to plant, cultivate, harvest and preserve produce and take home as many fresh vegetables as you can grow. Choose a morning or evening class!

5/20 - 6/7/19

Breakthrough Leaders for Sustainable Food Systems Professional Certificate

"Highly relevant to professionals as well as nonprofessionals. You somehow managed to change my perspective on leadership, the food system, and activism, all in one course." - Sylvia G., 2018

6/1/19 9:30am - 6/2/19 2:00pm

Summer Field Days

A weekend of pasture management, livestock integrations, and agroforestry systems.

6/3/19 6:30pm - 8:00pm

On-Farm Composting with Cat Buxton

Learn how to increase the productivity of your farm compost, manage piles for pathogen kill and organic certification, and boost the microbial inoculum to improve fertility in your farm fields.

6/4/19 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Make and Take Tuesday: Shade Loving Planter

Learn all about the right perennials, annuals, foliage plants, and even edibles to grow in a planter for a shady nook. We will have lots of plants for your selection, nice pots to choose from and some snacks and beverages to make your time at the greenhouses fun and productive.

6/6 - 7, 19

Slow Living Summit: Future of Women in Food Entrepreneurship

The goal of Future of Women in Food Entrepreneurship 2019 is to bring together women and men in the farm and food industries and provide them with the tools, resources, and mentorship needed in growing socially responsible businesses.

6/8/19 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Companion Planting: Adding Medicinal Plants to Vegetable Gardens

Grow your own herbs while improving your vegetable garden and bringing more pollinators to your yard!

6/8/19 11:59pm

Deadline to submit a workshop proposal for the NESAWG Conference

'The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG) will be hosting their annual “It Takes a Region” conference in Jersey City, NJ on November 8th, 9th, and 10th! They are looking for workshop sessions that tackle systemic issues and prioritize the leadership and voices of those most impacted by the issues discussed. This would be a great opportunity to showcase your organization’s or personal efforts to address the inequity in our food system. The deadline for submitting the proposal is June 8th, 2019 at 11:59 Eastern time. Click here for more details.

6/9/19 10:00am - 11:30am

Farm to Medicine Cabinet Plant Walk with Julia Shaw at Shelburne Farms

Back by popular demand, these “weed walks” will introduce you to medicinal plants commonly found on Vermont’s working lands and introduce you to nature-based medicine.

6/11/19 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Make and Take Tuesday: Shade Loving Hanging Basket

In this class, we will focus on making a hanging basket to hang in a shady area. Learn all about the right perennials, annuals, foliage plants, and even edibles to grow and hang under a roof, on the north side of the house, or in any other location the sun doesn’t shine.

6/12/19 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Making Herbal Meads

Learn how herbs, fruits, honey and yeast create the fermentation magic that results in delicious mead! Includes a glass of mead!

6/15/19 10:00am - 4:00pm

Management Intensive Grazing Class

Harvesting the Sun with Livestock: producing milk, meat and fiber while building organic matter & sequestering carbon

6/15/19 10:00am - 12:00pm

Hands On: Prune, Pinch, Trellis and Support in the Garden

Learn trellising techniques for peas, tomatoes, pole beans, and more in this In this hands-on workshop. We will also go over proper pruning of tomatoes so that you will maximize yields and help your plants stay as healthy as possible all season long.

6/18/19 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Pizza Night with Orchard Hill Breadworks and Food Connects

Join Food Connects at Orchard Hill Breadworks for an evening of pizza, live music, and fun!

6/18/19 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Make and Take Tuesday: Cottage Garden in a Crate

Turn an apple crate into a miniature cottage garden complete with trellis, climbing plant, tall and wispy flowers, and billowing fillers and spillers that will transform a corner of your deck, porch, or balcony with a whimsical splash of color and texture.

6/19/19 10:00am - 11:30am

Farm to Medicine Cabinet Plant Walk with Emma Merritt at Shelburne Farms

Back by popular demand, these “weed walks” will introduce you to medicinal plants commonly found on Vermont’s working lands and introduce you to nature-based medicine.

6/22/19 8:00am - 1:00pm

Vermont Breakfast on the Farm at Maxwell's Neighborhood Farm

Join us June 22nd for Vermont Breakfast on the Farm at Maxwell's Neighborhood farm for a delicious pancake breakfast and a self guided farm tour of the Maxwell Dairy Farm in Newport, Vermont.

6/22/19 10:00am - 12:30pm

Introduction to Pollinator Gardens

Learn how to help our most vulnerable allies, the pollinators! This workshop will go through the process of planning and planting a pollinator garden. We will discuss the wide variety of at-risk native pollinators and how to select plants for all stages of their life cycles. Participants will go home with resources and a comprehensive plant list for their gardens.

6/26/19 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Herbal Tea Party with Spoonful Herbals at Shelburne Farms

Celebrate and savor the delicate flavors of summer with Spoonful Herbals and “Afternoon Teatime” overlooking the lake and flower gardens from the North Porch of the Inn!

6/29/19 6:00pm - 8:30pm

From the Herb Farm Kitchen: Grilling with Herbs

Join cookbook author Molly Stevens and Red Wagon Plants owner, Julie Rubaud, in this fun evening of grilling, eating, and talking herbs. Space is limited, so please register early.