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Unless otherwise noted, all events are held at the UVM Jericho Research Forest (directions).

December 4, 2010
Saturday Forest Walk and Fire with logger Bill Torrey and forester Brendan Weiner

Join us for a morning at the Jericho Research Forest for a log forwarding demonstration.  A small timber harvest is currently underway at the JRF.  The harvested timber will be milled locally and used in the renovated Aiken Center as interior paneling.  Logger Bill Torrey with demonstrate how he uses his log forwarder to bring logs from the stump to the landing.  Log forwarders minimize soil damage by moving logs on a trailer instead of dragging them on the ground.  If conditions are good, Bill will fell a large black cherry tree that will be used in the Aiken Center.  The event is from 9am to noon.  Wood-fired Jericho flatbread and cider will be  served.  No need to RSVP.

Contact: Brendan Weiner
brendan.weiner@uvm.edu

October 26-November 11, 2009
Rattlemaking Workshop: Rhythms from Nature

Rattles create a rhythm that draws us together in community, especially in the long evenings leading toward the winter solstice. Join naturalists and artisans Alicia Daniel and Allaire Diamond to learn to craft natural materials into beautiful, one-of-a-kind art objects, instruments, and gifts. They will spend three evenings learning two rattle-making techniques with roots in Native American, Scandinavian, and Russian traditions. You will leave with two rattles that can be used for dancing, healing, drum circles, or to celebrate a milestone in life. Will be held evenings 5:30-8:30 Oct 26, Nov 4, and Nov 11. Workshop cost is $125 and includes all materials.

Contact: Alicia Daniel
rhythmsfromnature@gmail.com

October 17, 2009
Saturday Forest Walk and Fire with Ralph Tursini: Healthy Forests, Humble Bowls

Join us for a day at the Jericho Research Forest focused on Healthy Forests, Humble Bowls.  The morning will feature a Town Forest Health Check from 9:30-11:30 am.   Watch and take a turn as humble bowls are shaped from wood sustainably harvested from the Jericho Research Forest from 1:30-3:30 pm. In lieu of a fee, free will offerings will be accepted. Wood-fired Jericho flatbread and cider will be served from 12:00-1:00.  No need to RSVP.

Contact: Kelly Hamshaw
kahayes@uvm.edu

May 6, 2009
Portable Sawmill Demostration at Jericho Research Forest

Join us at the Jericho Research Forest for a working demonstration with Leo Boutin and his portable sawmill as he saws 3,200 board feet of Jericho-grown Japanese Larch. Volunteers will be treated to wood-fired Flatbread. Sawing will begin at 7am and will continue throughout the day!

Contact: Kelly Hamshaw
Kelly.A.Hayes@uvm.edu

April 18, 2009
Chickadee Banding Demonstration at Jericho

Black-capped Chickadee Banding Demonstration: A Citizen Science-based Population Study at the Jericho Research Forest. Join students from the Rubenstein School for an educational and fun demonstration beginning at 9:00 am. Group will meet at the Conservation Center for a short presentation and then will depart for the banding station. Please contact Heidi Lyon for more details.

Contact: Heidi Lyon
hlyon@uvm.edu
802-274-1405

April 15, 2009
Open Studio Sessions with Ralph Tursini for RSENR Students

Interested in creating your own bowl turned from wood harvested from the Jericho Research Forest? We are once again pleased to offer free studio sessions with Ralph Tursini of Tursini Bowlworks at the Jericho Research Forest for Rubenstein School students. No prior experience is necessary. Two sessions will be offered daily 8-12 and 1-5 on April 15, 16, 22, and 23. All sessions will be held at the Jericho Research Forest. Please email Kelly.A.Hayes@uvm.edu to reserve your spot with the session you'd like to attend.

Contact: Kelly Hamshaw
Kelly.A.Hayes@uvm.edu

April 1, 2009
Mini-Workshop with Bill Torrey and his Forwarder

Join us for a mini-workshop with Bill Torrey as he will be harvesting about 3,000 BF of Japanese Larch using his forwarder. The Japanese Larch will be used as boards for a new boardwalk at the Colchester Bog. Event is weather dependent...stay tuned to www.greenforestry.org for updates.

Contact: Kelly Hamshaw
Kelly.A.Hayes@uvm.edu

April 1, 2009
Mini-Workshop with Leo Boutin and his Portable Sawmill at JRF

Join us for a mini-workshop with Leo Boutin and his portable saw mill as we saw the harvested Japanese Larch into boards for constructing a boardwalk at the Colchester Bog. Event is weather dependent...stay tuned to www.greenforestry.org for updates.

Contact: Kelly Hamshaw
Kelly.A.Hayes@uvm.edu

November 17, 2008
Woodturning Club Interest Meeting

Interested in Woodturning? Join us for an info session to learn more about the sustainable process and how you can make your own wooden bowl from a tree. The student run group is advised by Ralph Tursini, a local wood turner. Studio sessions will be available at the Jericho Research Forest. We look forward to meeting you. Monday, November 17, 1008 Aiken 105 7:00 pm Snacks and Drinks Bring your friends!

Contact: Johannes Griesshammer
jgriessh@uvm.edu

October 25, 2008
Addison County Conservation Congress

This community-visioning event, Addison County in Transition, will begin with a setting of the context for our world in 2020. Participants will be guided in a visualization and then go to one of the 12 rooms of our community to co-create a vision for the room, map next steps and collaborate in a community-design project. Event is sponsored by Vermont Family Forests and ACoRN. For more information see www.familyforests.org

October 13, 2008
Bowlturning Opportunities for RSENR Students

The Green Forestry Education Initiative is once again pleased to offer FREE studio time with Ralph Tursini of Tursini Woodturing and Bowlworks at the Jericho Research Forest for students of the Rubenstein School. Beginners welcome--no prior experience necessary! Choose from 5 open studio sessions: Monday, Oct 13th 8am-12pm. Tuesday, Oct 14th 8am-12pm and 1-4pm. Wednesday Oct 15th 8am-12pm. Friday, Oct. 17th 8am-12pm. Please email Kelly at Kelly.A.Hayes@uvm.edu to reserve your spot. Be sure to include preferred date and time as space is limited. Transportation is not provided but carpooling will be encouraged!

Contact: Kelly Hamshaw
Kelly.A.Hayes@uvm.edu

October 4, 2008
Art in the Forest: a Workshop on Non-Timber Forest Products

Join the Vermont Land Trust for a hands-on workshop at the Brewster Uplands Conservation Trust during peak foliage. Non-timber forest products, like birch bark, elderberries, goldthread, and willow branches are common in Vermont forests. What can you do with them and how can they be incorporated into your stewardship activities? Join Vermont artisans Judy Dow and Tom Cady to learn about these species and others. We will find and identify plants and use them to make something beautiful. Please RSVP in advance.

Contact:
Annie@vlt.org
(802) 262-1241

September 23, 2008
Community Development through Action Research: Community-based Forestry

A panel of experts from the Community Forestry and Environmental Research Parnterships program will share their experiences in combining student research with community development. The panel will be followed by an opportunity to learn about the UVM Community Participatory Action Research Network (C-PAR). Event will be held in the Davis Center at UVM from 12-2. Co-sponsored by the CPAR Network and UVM Extension.

Contact: Kate Westdijk
katherine.westdijk@uvm.edu
656-0095

June 5, 2008
Rattle Making Workshop with Susan Grimaldi and Alicia Daniel

Join us in this rare opportunity to make your own elk hide rattle. The experience will be both spiritual and educational. Participants will gain: An appreciation for the life forces inherent in our materials; understanding the use of the rattle as a tool for integrating healing; the knowledge to make more rattles; insight into listening to the sound of the rattle for dancing and journeying, and the opportunity to honor and dedicate our rattles to healing.

Date: Thursday, June 5th, 6-9pm and Saturday, June 7th, 2-5pm

Location: Plainfield Community Center

Cost: $125 includes all materials for one rattle and instruction.

Space is limited! To register, send your $50 deposit, or full tuition of $125 to:
Alicia Daniel
67 Caroline Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Contact: Alicia Daniel
adaniel@uvm.edu
(802) 862-4734

May 31, 2008
Portable Skidder Bridge Workshop

In partnership with the Lamoille County NRCD, Vermont Dept. of Environmental Consevation, Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, the Green Forestry Education Initiative is pleased to announce a Portable Skidder Bridge Workshop to be held at the Jericho Research Forest & Conservation Center.

Learn how to build, install, and use a portable skidder bridge in a hands-on workshop. Event will be held from 8:30-3:30 and is free. Please contact Christina for registration.

Contact: Christina Goodwin
Christina.Goodwin@vt.nacdnet.net
888-9218 ext 13

May 3, 2008
Drumming Circle and Open House

Join us Saturday, May 3rd at the Jericho Research Forest for a very special First Saturday Forest Walk and Fire. We will celebrate the arrival of Spring and all of the great work that has taken place at the Jericho Research Forest over the past year.

Get a tour of the Woodturning Workshop and chat with founding members of the Green Forestry Woodturning Club. Check out displays for Wildlife Tracking and Primitive Skills. The feature event of the afternoon will be a drumming circle led by Papis Bodgi, a former drummer in the Senegalese National Ballet and new Jericho resident. Some drums will be available or bring your own to join the circle! Jericho wood-fired flatbread to follow. Event is free and open to the public. Children are welcome!

Event will begin at 2:00 pm

Contact: Kelly Hamshaw
kahayes@uvm.edu

April 5, 2008
April First Saturday Forest Walk & Fire

Small Streams, Timber Harvesting, & Vermont's Acceptable Management Practices: A Presentation & Field Walk from the Roger's Tract Watershed Collaborative.

Come join members of the Roger's Tract Watershed Collaborative (University of Vermont; Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation; Vermont Department of Water Quality River Management Program; and Redstart Forestry) for an afternoon of field walks and discussions about timber harvesting and small streams in Vermont.

Early last summer, the Collaborative launched a research project on the Roger's Tract of the University of Vermont's Jericho Research Forest to help foresters, planners, scientists, and land managers better understand how timber harvesting can impact streams, in particular stream channel configuration and evolution. On April 5th, the Collaborative will be sharing its findings and engaging others to consider how stream health can be maintained during timber harvesting operations.

Event to held from 1:00-4:00 PM with Jericho flatbread and cider to follow. Event is free and open to the public.

Contact: Kelly Hamshaw
Kelly.A.Hayes@uvm.edu

March 1, 2008
First Saturday Forest Walk & Fire

Tracking session with skilled tracker and naturalist Mike Kessler. Jericho Flatbread and Cider to follow. Event is suitable for children and is open to the public. More details to announced soon.

Contact: Kelly Hamshaw
Kelly.A.Hayes@uvm.edu

February 2, 2008
Community Wood Energy and Biomass Fuel from our Forests

Join us at the Jericho Research Forest as we follow the story of a biomass fuel-woodchips-from Vermont forests to Mt. Mansfield Union High School, where the chips heat the school. Woodchips are quickly becoming a hot topic in Vermont, with more than 30 public schools now using them, as well as state offices, hospitals, and soon Middlebury College.

What does this mean for the forests of Vermont? We will see sustainable harvesting techniques with a forwarder in action and discuss the Community Wood Energy project, which is working to provide fuel wood that is sustainably produced, efficiently used, locally sourced, and fairly accessed.

Event is free and open to the general public. Children are welcome! Wood-fired Jericho Flatbread and hot cider to follow. Please, no pets.

Contact: Kelly Hamshaw
Kelly.A.Hayes@uvm.edu

November 3, 2007
First Saturday Forest Walk & Fire

Rogers Tract Ecosystem Restoration Phase 1: Ecological Assessment

Join us for an informational walk and talk through the Rogers Tract at the Jericho Research Forest from 1:00-4:00 PM. Acquired in 1999, the fully forested parcel is characterized by steep slopes, narrow ravines, and sandy soils. It has some significant soil erosion issues on its access network. These must be addressed to conserve the health of the forest and before the parcel can be independently certified through the Forest Stewardship Council.

As part of a long-term ecological restoration project there, an assessment of the fluvial morphology is being conducted by Redstart Consulting in cooperation with the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Water Quality and Forestry Divisions. The preliminary results from the assessment will be the focus of this session.

Event is free and open to the general public. Children are welcome! Will be held rain, snow, or shine. Flatbread and hot cider to follow! Please, no pets.

Contact: Kelly Hamshaw
kahayes@uvm.edu

October 20, 2007
Saturday Tracking Series

Join Mike Kessler, skilled tracker and naturalist, for the second session of the Saturday Tracking Series at the Jericho Research Forest from 1-3. The change of seasons is accelerating and a new layer of foliage has fallen upon all prior tracks. Enjoy a walk in the woods looking for those buried treasures left for us by the wildlife of the forest. Event is suitable for children and is open to the public.

Contact: Kelly Hamshaw
Kelly.A.Hayes@uvm.edu

October 13, 2007
First Saturday Forest Walk & Fire

Join us for an afternoon with Ralph Tursini, of Tursini Woodturning and Bowl Works, at the Jericho Research Forest. Watch and take a turn as humble bowls are shaped from wood harvested from the Jericho Research Forest. Event will begin at 1:00 PM. In lieu of a fee, free will offerings will be accepted. No need to RSVP. *Please note these sessions are typically held on the 1st Saturday of each month*

Contact: Kelly Hamshaw
kahayes@uvm.edu

September 29, 2007
Tracking JRF's Black Bear with Mike Kessler

Join us at the Jericho Research Forest for an afternoon (1-4 PM) tracing the steps of JRF's black bear! Participants will examine the black bear's tracks from this past summer and some of its trails. The walk is less than 1/2 mile and the object is not to find the bear but to learn from it.

Contact: Kelly Hamshaw
Kelly.A.Hayes@uvm.edu

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