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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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2014 UVM Extension Master Gardener Course

Time: 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Description: Offered statewide via Vermont Interactive Technology studios in Bennington, Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndon, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Randolph Ctr., Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, White River Jct., and Williston.

COST: $395

See details with February 4 event.

CONTACT: Lisa Chouinard at master.gardener@uvm.edu or 802-656-9562.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Hemp Happening & Film Screening

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Description: Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, VT

COST: Not listed

“Hemp Happenings” event will include a discussion led by Netaka White of Full Sun Company, who will discuss processing hemp seed oil for Vermont farmer’s hemp crop, in additional to processing other hemp products. Vote Hemp’s Eric Lineback and Rural Vermont Organizer Robb Kidd will give the most up to date info on how the federal and Vermont laws apply to farmers interested in growing hemp. Special guest Rueben Stone, a fourth generation farmer in Lower Stafford Ontario, founder of Valley Bio Ltd, and a past director for the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance, will also be there. There will also be a screening of the film “Bringing it Home,” a documentary about industrial hemp.

CONTACT: Rural Vermont, (802)223-7222, www.ruralvermont.org/about-us/contact/

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Extending the Season

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Description: United Church of Bellows Falls, 8 School St., Bellows Falls, VT

Cost: All workshops are free (except those where a modest materials fee is required).

The Food Security Collaborative (formerly the Greater Falls Community Garden Collaborative) is pleased to announce its Winter 2014 series of workshops designed to help participants become more local food sufficient.
Lisa Holderness will offer Part I of a two-part workshop on Extending the Season. The first one will be held at the United Church of Bellows Falls, I:00 PM, and will include a slide discussion, handouts and a hands-on demonstration of a mini-hoop and her very low-tech seeding and lighting system.hoop houses. Lisa will share important concepts of solar growing and hoop house design.

CONTACT: Because space is limited, pre-registration is required. To register, call Tim Stevenson, 802.869.2141.

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Permaculture Design Certification Course

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Description: Yestermorrow Design/Build School, 189 VT Rte 100, Warren, VT

COST: $1750

Yestermorrow Design/Build School, 189 VT Rte 100, Warren, VT

COST: $1750

This 80+ hour Permaculture Design Certification course is designed to impart a positive and empowering vision for social and ecological transformation. Students will be trained to be a permaculture consultant who can apply the permaculture principles to a diversity of landscapes, scales and issues from rural to urban, and temperate to tropical environments.

Lectures and hands-on work will also explore: bioregional designs, natural history of Eastern woodlands and designs that cooperate with their regeneration, the evolution of agriculture, energy and nutrient cycling, watershed health, natural building, biodynamics, forest gardening, gravity run water systems, developing springs for drinking water, tree paste for fruit trees, sustainable forest management, encouraging maples, apples, shitake and ginseng, and the integration of animals into cultivated ecosystems.

CONTACT: Charlotte Leib, Community Outreach Coordinator, outreach@yestermorrow.org, 802-496-5545, yestermorrow.org/workshops/detail/permaculture-design-certification

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Permaculture Design Certification Course

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Yestermorrow Design/Build School, 189 VT Rte 100, Warren, VT

COST: $1750

(See details with 3/23 event listing.)

CONTACT: Charlotte Leib, Community Outreach Coordinator, outreach@yestermorrow.org, 802-496-5545, yestermorrow.org/workshops/detail/permaculture-design-certification

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Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Permaculture Design Certification Course

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Yestermorrow Design/Build School, 189 VT Rte 100, Warren, VT

COST: $1750

(See details with 3/23 event listing.)

CONTACT: Charlotte Leib, Community Outreach Coordinator, outreach@yestermorrow.org, 802-496-5545, yestermorrow.org/workshops/detail/permaculture-design-certification

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Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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2014 UVM Extension Master Gardener Course

Time: 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Description: Offered statewide via Vermont Interactive Technology studios in Bennington, Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndon, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Randolph Ctr., Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, White River Jct., and Williston.

COST: $395

See details with February 4 event.

CONTACT: Lisa Chouinard at master.gardener@uvm.edu or 802-656-9562.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Permaculture Design Certification Course

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Yestermorrow Design/Build School, 189 VT Rte 100, Warren, VT

COST: $1750

(See details with 3/23 event listing.)

CONTACT: Charlotte Leib, Community Outreach Coordinator, outreach@yestermorrow.org, 802-496-5545, yestermorrow.org/workshops/detail/permaculture-design-certification

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Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Organic Livestock Management Discussion: Goats & Sheep

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Description: MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, 294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, ME

COST: Free

An open discussion on sheep and goat management. Come with questions/ concerns/ topics to discuss.

RSVP To: Diane Schivera dianes@mofga.org

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Permaculture Design Certification Course

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Yestermorrow Design/Build School, 189 VT Rte 100, Warren, VT

COST: $1750

(See details with 3/23 event listing.)

CONTACT: Charlotte Leib, Community Outreach Coordinator, outreach@yestermorrow.org, 802-496-5545, yestermorrow.org/workshops/detail/permaculture-design-certification

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Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Permaculture Design Certification Course

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Yestermorrow Design/Build School, 189 VT Rte 100, Warren, VT

COST: $1750

(See details with 3/23 event listing.)

CONTACT: Charlotte Leib, Community Outreach Coordinator, outreach@yestermorrow.org, 802-496-5545, yestermorrow.org/workshops/detail/permaculture-design-certification

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Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Permaculture Design Certification Course

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Yestermorrow Design/Build School, 189 VT Rte 100, Warren, VT

COST: $1750

(See details with 3/23 event listing.)

CONTACT: Charlotte Leib, Community Outreach Coordinator, outreach@yestermorrow.org, 802-496-5545, yestermorrow.org/workshops/detail/permaculture-design-certification

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Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Grow Shiitake Mushrooms on Hardwood Logs Workshop

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Description: Middlebury Union High School,73 Charles Ave., Middlebury, VT

COST: Free

Part of ACORN's Sustainable Living Expo. Learn how to grow shiitake mushrooms for commercial sale or personal use with the Center for Sustainable Agriculture's New Farmer Coordinator Ben Waterman.

CONTACT: For more info on the Expo: acornvt.org/sle2014/. Elizabeth Golden-Pidgeon, Managing Director P.O. Box 65 Middlebury, VT 05753. (802) 598-2388 elizabeth@acornvt.org

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Discussion: How to Get More Farmers Onto Good Farmland

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Description: Middlebury Union High School,73 Charles Ave., Middlebury, VT

COST: Free

Part of ACORN's Sustainable Living Expo. A discussion about the issues around farmland access in Vermont, facilitated by the Center for Sustainable Agriculture's New Farmer Coordinator Ben Waterman.

CONTACT: For more info on the Expo: acornvt.org/sle2014/. Elizabeth Golden-Pidgeon, Managing Director P.O. Box 65 Middlebury, VT 05753. (802) 598-2388 elizabeth@acornvt.org

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Permaculture Design Certification Course

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Yestermorrow Design/Build School, 189 VT Rte 100, Warren, VT

COST: $1750

(See details with 3/23 event listing.)

CONTACT: Charlotte Leib, Community Outreach Coordinator, outreach@yestermorrow.org, 802-496-5545, yestermorrow.org/workshops/detail/permaculture-design-certification

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Permaculture Design Certification Course

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Yestermorrow Design/Build School, 189 VT Rte 100, Warren, VT

COST: $1750

(See details with 3/23 event listing.)

CONTACT: Charlotte Leib, Community Outreach Coordinator, outreach@yestermorrow.org, 802-496-5545, yestermorrow.org/workshops/detail/permaculture-design-certification

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Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Permaculture Design Certification Course

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Yestermorrow Design/Build School, 189 VT Rte 100, Warren, VT

COST: $1750

(See details with 3/23 event listing.)

CONTACT: Charlotte Leib, Community Outreach Coordinator, outreach@yestermorrow.org, 802-496-5545, yestermorrow.org/workshops/detail/permaculture-design-certification

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Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Animal Agriculture & Climate Change

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Online self-paced course at: www.extension.org/pages/66987/online-animal-agriculture-climate-change-certification-course#.Umab1BDFpw-

COST: Free

Global population is expected to top nine billion by 2050. Supplying this population with safe, secure, and healthy food will challenge the world’s agricultural resources and production systems. Recent weather trends indicate that precipitation and temperature patterns are changing, and are already impacting agricultural
production in a variety of ways.

The Animal Agriculture and Climate Change online certification course has been developed to equip Extension Educators and other Agricultural Service Providers with the background necessary to instruct and advise farmers and ranchers in all aspects of animal agriculture and climate change. It will provide an in-depth understanding of the relationship between animal agriculture and climate change, both nationally and regionally, right from your office or home. This 12-hour, self-paced course will prepare you to discuss the topic with clientele and provide the resources to incorporate it into existing programming. It also qualifies for continuing education credits from Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) and American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists.

CONTACT: Register at www.extension.org/pages/68219/aacc-online-course-registration#.Umab6hDFpw8. For more information about the course, see the brochure at www.extension.org/pages/66987/online-animal-agriculture-climate-change-certification-course#.UmacPBDFpw8, and for questions about registration contact David Schmidt at schmi071@umn.edu

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2014 UVM Extension Master Gardener Course

Time: 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Description: Offered statewide via Vermont Interactive Technology studios in Bennington, Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndon, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Randolph Ctr., Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, White River Jct., and Williston.

COST: $395

See details with February 4 event.

CONTACT: Lisa Chouinard at master.gardener@uvm.edu or 802-656-9562.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Permaculture Design Certification Course

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Yestermorrow Design/Build School, 189 VT Rte 100, Warren, VT

COST: $1750

(See details with 3/23 event listing.)

CONTACT: Charlotte Leib, Community Outreach Coordinator, outreach@yestermorrow.org, 802-496-5545, yestermorrow.org/workshops/detail/permaculture-design-certification

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Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Permaculture Design Certification Course

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Yestermorrow Design/Build School, 189 VT Rte 100, Warren, VT

COST: $1750

(See details with 3/23 event listing.)

CONTACT: Charlotte Leib, Community Outreach Coordinator, outreach@yestermorrow.org, 802-496-5545, yestermorrow.org/workshops/detail/permaculture-design-certification

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Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Vermont Organics Recycling Summit

Time: 8:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Description: Vermont Technical College, Randolph Ctr., VT

COST: TBA

The Summit is a one day event that includes workshops, vendors, exhibitors, and networking opportunities with organics diversion experts and regulators. It is Vermont’s premier statewide annual event to learn about current issues, technologies and practices related to organics repurposing and recycling.
This year’s summit will include a two-part workshop on Community Composting. This decentralized approach to managing organics is gaining popularity across the country and already has broad support here in Vermont.

CONTACT: Pat Sagui at (802) 744-2345 or info@compostingvermont.org. Registration starts February 17 at www.compostingvermont.org/VORS.html

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Permaculture Design Certification Course

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Yestermorrow Design/Build School, 189 VT Rte 100, Warren, VT

COST: $1750

(See details with 3/23 event listing.)

CONTACT: Charlotte Leib, Community Outreach Coordinator, outreach@yestermorrow.org, 802-496-5545, yestermorrow.org/workshops/detail/permaculture-design-certification

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Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Biomimicry: Applying Life's Principles in Sustainable Design

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Yestermorrow Design/Build School, 7869 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT

COST: $350

Biomimicry is a new paradigm in design and innovation. Both a design philosophy and process, it studies nature’s biological forms and systems, emulating nature’s 3.8 billion years of time tested strategies to solve human design problems.This workshop will explore models, measures, and metrics of natural systems with practical examples, and learn how designers, engineers, and architects apply them in practice. Day 1 will introduce Biomimicry Life’s Principles, case studies relating to the built environment, and Genius of Place exercises outdoors. In Day 2 we will begin to explore the complex process of mimicking nature and abstracting design principles for application through a design exercise, culminating in a project evaluation based on Life’s Principles.

CONTACT: Charlotte Leib, Community Outreach Coordinator, at outreach@yestermorrow.org
802-496-5545 yestermorrow.org/workshops/detail/biomimicry-applying-life-s-principles-in-sustainable-design

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Biomimicry: Applying Life's Principles in Sustainable Design

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Yestermorrow Design/Build School, 7869 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT

COST: $350

Biomimicry is a new paradigm in design and innovation. Both a design philosophy and process, it studies nature’s biological forms and systems, emulating nature’s 3.8 billion years of time tested strategies to solve human design problems.This workshop will explore models, measures, and metrics of natural systems with practical examples, and learn how designers, engineers, and architects apply them in practice. Day 1 will introduce Biomimicry Life’s Principles, case studies relating to the built environment, and Genius of Place exercises outdoors. In Day 2 we will begin to explore the complex process of mimicking nature and abstracting design principles for application through a design exercise, culminating in a project evaluation based on Life’s Principles.

CONTACT: Charlotte Leib, Community Outreach Coordinator, at outreach@yestermorrow.org
802-496-5545 yestermorrow.org/workshops/detail/biomimicry-applying-life-s-principles-in-sustainable-design

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Extending the Season II

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Description: Deer Ridge Farm, 4057 Hinesburg Rd, Brattleboro, VT

COST: $40

The Food Security Collaborative (formerly the Greater Falls Community Garden Collaborative) is pleased to announce its Winter 2014 series of workshops designed to help participants become more local food sufficient.
Lisa is offering Part II, Sunday, April 6, 1:00 PM, at her Deer Ridge Farm, where people can bend their own pipes, cut plastic, create their own hoop house, see small and large house set-ups, and get deeper into season extension/greenhouse principals for energy efficiency.

CONTACT: Because space is limited, pre-registration is required. To register, call Tim Stevenson, 802.869.2141.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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2014 UVM Extension Master Gardener Course

Time: 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Description: Offered statewide via Vermont Interactive Technology studios in Bennington, Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndon, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Randolph Ctr., Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, White River Jct., and Williston.

COST: $395

See details with February 4 event.

CONTACT: Lisa Chouinard at master.gardener@uvm.edu or 802-656-9562.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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WNRCD's Annual Trout Sale: Pre-Orders Due

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Description: Waterbury, VT (specific location will be provided closer to the 4/29 date of the actual sale)

Please see details at winooskinrcd.org/trees-and-trout/trout-sale/

COST: Depends on order

Smaller fish must be picked up on April 29th. Larger fish will be delivered directly to ponds that same day

CONTACT: Meghan Gilbart, Habitat Restoration Specialist, Meghan@winooskinrcd.org

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Bringing Back an Orchard (NOFA-NH event)

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Description: Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury NH

COST: $60.00 NOFA-NH and Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $75.00 Non-Members. Beginner Organic Farmer Scholarships available : nofa.wufoo.com/forms/nofanh-workshop-scholarship-application/

Those overgrown apple trees can be productive once again. Orchard restoration begins with understanding the ways of healthy trees. Morning class time will be spent discussing orchard ecology, soil fertility, and fruit tree horticulture. Come the afternoon class will go out to the orchard to demonstrate how one goes about bringing back productivity through competent pruning. Students will see how an apple grower “knows” what to do and thus gain the confidence to go home and do right by your own trees.

Michael Phillips is known across the country for helping people grow healthy fruit. The “community orchard movement” that he helped found at www.GrowOrganicApples.com provides a full immersion into the holistic approach to orcharding. His Lost Nation Orchard is part of a medicinal herb farm in northern New Hampshire. Michael’s newest book, The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way, recently received Garden Book of the Year honors from the American Horticultural Society.

Participants should bring their own lunches. Canterbury Shaker Village will provide water, hot beverages and snacks.

CONTACT: PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, register at: www.eventbrite.com/e/bringing-back-an-orchard-workshop-with-michael-phillips-tickets-10278656739#sthash.ve2zA5G5.dpuf For more information: 603-783-9511


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The New Horse-Powered Farm: Tools & Systems

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Description: Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne, VT

COST: Free

Farming with horses was once commonly considered to be a relic of the past. Now suddenly it seems as if small farms utilizing draft animal power are cropping up everywhere. In this presentation, we will take a look at the history and current state of draft horse farming in North America. We will focus on all the old and new tools that contemporary horse farmers are utilizing for whole farm management and in the market garden. We will cover everything from selection, care, and training of work horses to primary tillage, cultivation, and bringing in the harvest. The economics and environmental impact of draft horse farming will also be discussed.

Stephen Leslie has been farming with horses for eighteen years. Along with his wife Kerry Gawalt and daughter Maeve, he manages Cedar Mountain Farm in Hartland, Vermont, which comprises a dairy herd of 20 Jersey cows and a 4-acre horse-powered CSA market garden. Cedar Mountain Farm is located at Cobb Hill Co-housing, a 23 household eco-village. Stephen is a regular contributor to Small Farmer's Journal and the author of The New Horse-Powered Farm (Chelsea Green, 2013).

CONTACT: Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Contact registration@shelburnefarms.org with any questions.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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2014 UVM Extension Master Gardener Course

Time: 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Description: Offered statewide via Vermont Interactive Technology studios in Bennington, Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndon, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Randolph Ctr., Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, White River Jct., and Williston.

COST: $395

See details with February 4 event.

CONTACT: Lisa Chouinard at master.gardener@uvm.edu or 802-656-9562.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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2014 UVM Extension Master Gardener Course

Time: 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Description: Offered statewide via Vermont Interactive Technology studios in Bennington, Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndon, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Randolph Ctr., Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, White River Jct., and Williston.

COST: $395

See details with February 4 event.

CONTACT: Lisa Chouinard at master.gardener@uvm.edu or 802-656-9562.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Vermont Ag. Plastics Recycling Pilot Program Accepting Drop-Offs

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Bennington, Highgate, Hyde Park, Middlebury, Montpelier,

COST: Free

Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers, at the five locations listed above.

Producers must follow these steps for items to be accepted. Best Management Practices for preparing plastic films/nursery containers for recycling:
* Keep plastic/containers as clean and dry as possible,
* Shake out/knock out pebbles and clumps of soil,
* Roll or fold used film plastic into pillow-sized bundles,
* Store used plastic off the ground, out of mud, gravel and grit,
* Separate difference types of used plastic by color and type.

Best Management Practices for preparing maple tubing for recycling:
* Only polyethylene (PE) tubing will be accepted: no PVC. (PVC plastic sinks in water, PE does not),
* Plastic fittings (spouts and connectors) can be left in place,
* Remove all metal from tubing,
* Coil tubing into loops or cut in lengths 4’ long. (Keep large coils light enough to lift),
* Tie coils with a piece of drop line.

GRIT AND GRAVEL DESTROY RECYCLING EQUIPMENT - AVOID OR REMOVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

CONTACT: Annie Macmillan anne.macmillan@state.vt.us, (802) 828-3479 with questions.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Small Scale Self-Sufficiency

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Description: AlpineGlo Farm, 91 Clark St., Westminster, VT

COSTt: Free

The Food Security Collaborative (formerly the Greater Falls Community Garden Collaborative) is pleased to announce its Winter 2014 series of workshops designed to help participants become more local food sufficient.
Rachel Ware will return with a Small Scale Self-Sufficiency workshop at her AlpineGlo Farm in Westminster. Her focus will be on gardening and raising chickens for both eggs and meat.

CONTACT: Because space is limited, pre-registration is required. To register, call Tim Stevenson, 802.869.2141.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

2014 UVM Extension Master Gardener Course

Time: 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Description: Offered statewide via Vermont Interactive Technology studios in Bennington, Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndon, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Randolph Ctr., Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, White River Jct., and Williston.

COST: $395

See details with February 4 event.

CONTACT: Lisa Chouinard at master.gardener@uvm.edu or 802-656-9562.

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Animal Agriculture & Climate Change

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Online self-paced course at: www.extension.org/pages/66987/online-animal-agriculture-climate-change-certification-course#.Umab1BDFpw-

COST: Free

Global population is expected to top nine billion by 2050. Supplying this population with safe, secure, and healthy food will challenge the world’s agricultural resources and production systems. Recent weather trends indicate that precipitation and temperature patterns are changing, and are already impacting agricultural
production in a variety of ways.

The Animal Agriculture and Climate Change online certification course has been developed to equip Extension Educators and other Agricultural Service Providers with the background necessary to instruct and advise farmers and ranchers in all aspects of animal agriculture and climate change. It will provide an in-depth understanding of the relationship between animal agriculture and climate change, both nationally and regionally, right from your office or home. This 12-hour, self-paced course will prepare you to discuss the topic with clientele and provide the resources to incorporate it into existing programming. It also qualifies for continuing education credits from Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) and American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists.

CONTACT: Register at www.extension.org/pages/68219/aacc-online-course-registration#.Umab6hDFpw8. For more information about the course, see the brochure at www.extension.org/pages/66987/online-animal-agriculture-climate-change-certification-course#.UmacPBDFpw8, and for questions about registration contact David Schmidt at schmi071@umn.edu

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Pasture to Palate: A Farmstead Cheesemaking Journey

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne, VT

COST: $450 per person (includes tuition and meals, rooms at the Inn are available at a 40% discount)

Experience the cheesemaking process from the ground up during this three-day program. Using The Inn at Shelburne Farms and our dairy barns, pastures, and cheesemaking facility as your classroom, go behind-the-scenes of dairy farming and cheesemaking to experience the story of our farmhouse cheddar cheese.

DAY 1 (Friday): Meet the farmers (and cows and calves!), enjoy a pasture walk, and tour Shelburne Farms' dairy barns and milking parlor. Learn how cheesemaking connects people to the origins of their food, strengthens local food systems, and supports the Farm's education programs.

DAY 2 (Saturday): Make cheese! Experience a full day immersed in the art and science of cheesemaking. Work side-by-side with the Farms' cheesemakers to turn a day's worth of milk into cheddar. Over the vat, you'll learn about raw milk cheese, the eight steps of cheesemaking, the cheddar ingredients such as cultures and rennet, and much more. A complementary block of cheese made during your visit will be aged and shipped to you in time for the holidays. You'll also be able to purchase as many blocks of cheese as you would like for friends and family with a special label noting YOU as the cheesemaker!

DAY 3 (Sunday): You'll have the rare opportunity to visit The Cellars at Jasper Hill in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Built into a rocky hillside, this revolutionary cave aging facility holds many types and styles of Vermont cheeses in separate aging vaults. A partner of Shelburne Farms, The Cellars at Jasper Hill house Shelburne Farms’ natural-rinded traditional clothbound cheddar.

Throughout the weekend, farm-to-table meals will feature locally grown and produced food, guided Vermont artisanal cheese tastings, as well as guided wine pairings with Shelburne Vineyard wines produced from grapes grown at Shelburne Farms and from around the region.

CONTACT: For more information regarding the program, please contact Tre McCarney, Community Programs Coordinator, at (802) 985-8686 or tmccarney@shelburnefarms.org.

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Pasture to Palate: A Farmstead Cheesemaking Journey

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne, VT

COST: $450 per person (includes tuition and meals, rooms at the Inn are available at a 40% discount)

Experience the cheesemaking process from the ground up during this three-day program. Using The Inn at Shelburne Farms and our dairy barns, pastures, and cheesemaking facility as your classroom, go behind-the-scenes of dairy farming and cheesemaking to experience the story of our farmhouse cheddar cheese.

DAY 1 (Friday): Meet the farmers (and cows and calves!), enjoy a pasture walk, and tour Shelburne Farms' dairy barns and milking parlor. Learn how cheesemaking connects people to the origins of their food, strengthens local food systems, and supports the Farm's education programs.

DAY 2 (Saturday): Make cheese! Experience a full day immersed in the art and science of cheesemaking. Work side-by-side with the Farms' cheesemakers to turn a day's worth of milk into cheddar. Over the vat, you'll learn about raw milk cheese, the eight steps of cheesemaking, the cheddar ingredients such as cultures and rennet, and much more. A complementary block of cheese made during your visit will be aged and shipped to you in time for the holidays. You'll also be able to purchase as many blocks of cheese as you would like for friends and family with a special label noting YOU as the cheesemaker!

DAY 3 (Sunday): You'll have the rare opportunity to visit The Cellars at Jasper Hill in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Built into a rocky hillside, this revolutionary cave aging facility holds many types and styles of Vermont cheeses in separate aging vaults. A partner of Shelburne Farms, The Cellars at Jasper Hill house Shelburne Farms’ natural-rinded traditional clothbound cheddar.

Throughout the weekend, farm-to-table meals will feature locally grown and produced food, guided Vermont artisanal cheese tastings, as well as guided wine pairings with Shelburne Vineyard wines produced from grapes grown at Shelburne Farms and from around the region.

CONTACT: For more information regarding the program, please contact Tre McCarney, Community Programs Coordinator, at (802) 985-8686 or tmccarney@shelburnefarms.org.

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Pasture to Palate: A Farmstead Cheesemaking Journey

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Description: Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne, VT

COST: $450 per person (includes tuition and meals, rooms at the Inn are available at a 40% discount)

Experience the cheesemaking process from the ground up during this three-day program. Using The Inn at Shelburne Farms and our dairy barns, pastures, and cheesemaking facility as your classroom, go behind-the-scenes of dairy farming and cheesemaking to experience the story of our farmhouse cheddar cheese.

DAY 1 (Friday): Meet the farmers (and cows and calves!), enjoy a pasture walk, and tour Shelburne Farms' dairy barns and milking parlor. Learn how cheesemaking connects people to the origins of their food, strengthens local food systems, and supports the Farm's education programs.

DAY 2 (Saturday): Make cheese! Experience a full day immersed in the art and science of cheesemaking. Work side-by-side with the Farms' cheesemakers to turn a day's worth of milk into cheddar. Over the vat, you'll learn about raw milk cheese, the eight steps of cheesemaking, the cheddar ingredients such as cultures and rennet, and much more. A complementary block of cheese made during your visit will be aged and shipped to you in time for the holidays. You'll also be able to purchase as many blocks of cheese as you would like for friends and family with a special label noting YOU as the cheesemaker!

DAY 3 (Sunday): You'll have the rare opportunity to visit The Cellars at Jasper Hill in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Built into a rocky hillside, this revolutionary cave aging facility holds many types and styles of Vermont cheeses in separate aging vaults. A partner of Shelburne Farms, The Cellars at Jasper Hill house Shelburne Farms’ natural-rinded traditional clothbound cheddar.

Throughout the weekend, farm-to-table meals will feature locally grown and produced food, guided Vermont artisanal cheese tastings, as well as guided wine pairings with Shelburne Vineyard wines produced from grapes grown at Shelburne Farms and from around the region.

CONTACT: For more information regarding the program, please contact Tre McCarney, Community Programs Coordinator, at (802) 985-8686 or tmccarney@shelburnefarms.org.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conf.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Antioch University New England, 40 Avon St., Keene, NH

COST: TBA

Antioch University New England and the US Environmental Protection Agency invite private and public stakeholders to learn how to better prepare and adapt to current and future climate change impacts and ensure the success and resilience of our communities.

CONTACT: www.antiochne.edu/climate-prepare/ or contact Christa Daniels, AICP cdaniels1@antioch.edu

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conf.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Antioch University New England, 40 Avon St., Keene, NH

COST: TBA

Antioch University New England and the US Environmental Protection Agency invite private and public stakeholders to learn how to better prepare and adapt to current and future climate change impacts and ensure the success and resilience of our communities.

CONTACT: www.antiochne.edu/climate-prepare/ or contact Christa Daniels, AICP cdaniels1@antioch.edu

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conf.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: Antioch University New England, 40 Avon St., Keene, NH

COST: TBA

Antioch University New England and the US Environmental Protection Agency invite private and public stakeholders to learn how to better prepare and adapt to current and future climate change impacts and ensure the success and resilience of our communities.

CONTACT: www.antiochne.edu/climate-prepare/ or contact Christa Daniels, AICP cdaniels1@antioch.edu

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