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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Green Mountain Draft Horse Beginner Driving Clinic

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Description: Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT

COST: Pre-Registration is required: Both Days- $130 GMDHA Members, $145 non-members
Saturday ONLY: $75 GMDHA member, $90 nonmember
Sunday ONLY: $70 GMDHA member, $85 nonmember

Learn the basics of draft horses, and how to harness and ground drive, while focusing on safety working around these large animals. (Horses provided!) On Sunday, get in a cart or wagon, drive an obstacle course, then take turns driving on a horse-drawn tour of the Farm. (Sunday prerequisite is to have taken class on Saturday or in the past.)

CONTACT: Register at www.greenmountaindraft.org/forms.html or contact Jean Cross at 802-877-6802 or jean@greenmountaindraft.org for more information or with any questions.

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Green Mountain Draft Horse Beginner Driving Clinic

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Description: Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT

COST: Pre-Registration is required: Both Days- $130 GMDHA Members, $145 non-members
Saturday ONLY: $75 GMDHA member, $90 nonmember
Sunday ONLY: $70 GMDHA member, $85 nonmember

Learn the basics of draft horses, and how to harness and ground drive, while focusing on safety working around these large animals. (Horses provided!) On Sunday, get in a cart or wagon, drive an obstacle course, then take turns driving on a horse-drawn tour of the Farm. (Sunday prerequisite is to have taken class on Saturday or in the past.)

CONTACT: Register at www.greenmountaindraft.org/forms.html or contact Jean Cross at 802-877-6802 or jean@greenmountaindraft.org for more information or with any questions.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Champlain Valley Crop, Soil & Pasture Team's Soil Health Wkshp.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Description: Vergennes American Legion, 100 Armory Lane, Vergennes, VT

COST: Free for farmers, $30 for ag. service providers

Mr. Jim Hoorman from Ohio State University Extension will be joining us to offer an energetic workshop and field day all focused on soil health. The morning will consist of three great presentations:

- The Biology of Soil Compaction
- Using Cover Crops to Keep Phosphorus out of Surface Water
- The Economics of Cover Crops & Weed Suppression

We will have a hot lunch and then head out to the Vander Wey's Nea-Tocht Farm in Ferrisburgh to see these concepts up close and personal.

CONTACT: Kristen Workman at kristen.workman@uvm.edu, or more information at www.uvm.edu/extension/hub/?Page=news&storyID=20607&category=extension. Register at
www.regonline.com/soilhealth (registration requested by April 17).

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Invasive Earthworms

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Description: 112 Jeffords Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

COST: Free

Seminar with Mac Callaham USDA Forest Service. Refreshments at 1:00 in Jeffords 107.

CONTACT: Paliza.Shrestha@uvm.edu Full listing of PSS seminars is here: www.uvm.edu/~pss/?Page=seminar13.html

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