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  • June 2019

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    Composting 101 Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 Time: 9:00 am-11:00 am Location: Proft Residence, Pawlet Fee: $40

    This two-part workshop will teach the homeowner the basics on how to compost. Starting in the kitchen and following organic scraps all the way to the garden, the dos and don’ts, what ingredients work well, and troubleshooting will be covered. In addition, we will talk about structures and techniques for successful household composting.

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    Birds of Summer Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

    Ahhh, the birds of summer! Who are they, where are they, and what are they up to during the summer? Join Bird Diva, Bridget Butler, for an evening talk about birding during the summer months. We’ll take a look at interesting behaviors, family dynamics and drama, and the transition into fall. This presentation features images from Vermont bird photographers and stories from Bridget’s birding adventures in her backyard and beyond.

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    Intro to Zero Balancing Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019 Time: 2:00 pm-3:30 pm Location: Equinox Village Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

    Zero Balancing is a mind body therapy performed through clothing on a massage table. It can reduce pain, increase range of motion, improve sleep, and bring us to deeper states of consciousness (similar to meditation) that facilitate healing. In Zero Balancing, we facilitate the movement of energy through the skeletal system. We often refer to the body (our physical structure) as the “sail” and our energy (that which makes us dynamic and alive) as the “wind”. When these two parts of ourselves are integrated through gentle skilled touch, our energy and structure align. Come learn about this healing modality that brings us into balance from the inside out.

  • July 2019

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    Mushroom Foraging Workshop #1 Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019 Time: 2:00 pm-5:00 pm Location: Merck Forest & Farmland Center Fee: $25

    The edible wild foraging season is upon us. Golden Chanterelle mushrooms will be a focus of our 1st workshop this year. Safety, understanding field guides, types of fungus and the identification process will all be discussed. Ian Vair, local wild mushroom expert and chef, will be leading the group. “This is a very serious subject of study with much fun and camaraderie along the way.” Come join us for a wonderful afternoon filled with knowledge and adventure!

  • August 2019

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    Mushroom Foraging Workshop #2 Date: Sunday, August 11, 2019 Time: 2:00 pm-5:00 pm Location: Merck Forest & Farmland Center Fee: $25

    August in Vermont is very special. A tremendous flush of wild edible mushrooms awaits us in the forest. Ian Vair, local mushroom expert and chef, will be leading the workshop once again. Black Trumpets, Chanterelles and various Boletus mushrooms will be a focus. “August in Vermont is absolutely a garden of fungal beauty.” Ian will begin the workshop with a discussion on safety, understanding field guides, types of fungus and the identification process. Many varieties of mushrooms will be found however only a few species will be collected for culinary or medicinal uses. Join the group for an experience filled with knowledge, wonder and excitement!

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    Sending Humans to Mars Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

    NASA and SpaceX are hard at work designing rockets and spacecraft that will one day take humans to Mars. What will it actually take to get there? What sort of dangers might people face? And, is putting humans on Mars in the next ten years a realistic goal? Come explore outer space and get answers to these questions and more.

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    Mushroom Foraging Workshop #3 Date: Sunday, August 25, 2019 Time: 2:00 pm-5:00 pm Location: Merck Forest & Farmland Center Fee: $25

    The wild edible mushroom season is in full swing. Ian Vair, local mushroom expert and chef, will be leading the workshop. Boletus, Black Trumpets, Puffballs and Hedgehog mushrooms will all be on the list of potential finds. “August is my favorite month in Vermont due to the vast quantity of edible mushrooms in the forest. As always, Ian begins his workshops with a lecture discussing tact and informative skills. Safety, understanding field guides, types of fungus and the entire identification process will all be covered. Join the fun and engage your senses with an afternoon of learning, excitement and adventure!

  • September 2019

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    Mushroom Foraging Workshop #4 Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019 Time: 2:00 pm-5:00 pm Location: Merck Forest & Farmland Center Fee: $25

    As the wild edible mushroom season progresses, the types of fungus to be found become more interesting. Ian Vair, local mushroom expert and chef, leads the workshop. Chicken of the Woods, Hedgehogs, Boletus and Honey mushrooms will all be available to discover. “Honey Mushrooms have been proven to be both the world's largest and oldest organism.” Ian will begin the adventure with a discussion involving safety, understanding field guides, types of fungus and the identification process. Join the group as we gain knowledge, skills, friends and mushrooms along the way!

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    Mushroom Foraging Workshop #5 Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019 Time: 2:00 pm-5:00 pm Location: Merck Forest & Farmland Center Fee: $25

    One month to go! The Vermont wild edible mushroom season is soon coming to an end. Ian Vair, local mushroom expert and chef, leads this year’s 5th mushroom foraging expedition. Hen of the Woods, Giant Puffballs, Oysters, Blewits and Lions Mane mushrooms will all be on the list of possible finds. “Pound for pound my best yielding months are always September and October.” Ian will begin the foraging adventure with a discussion focusing on safety, understanding field guides, types of fungus and the identification process. Join our workshop to gain knowledge, skills, friends and a memorable experience!

  • October 2019

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    Mushroom Foraging Workshop #6 Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019 Time: 2:00 pm-5:00 pm Location: Merck Forest & Farmland Center Fee: $25

    This year’s last and possibly greatest mushroom foraging event. Hen of the Woods, Oysters, Blewits and Bears Head Tooth mushrooms will all be on the agenda. Ian Vair, local mushroom expert and chef, leads the workshop with high hopes of abundant finds. The experience will begin with education about safety, understanding field guides, types of fungus and the identification process. Culinary and medicinal applications will also be discussed. “The culinary possibilities using wild mushrooms is endless.” Join our last foraging adventure of 2019. Let’s finish the season with a giant yield of gourmet wild edible mushrooms!