Wednesday (March 21)
Join the Vermont Community Garden Network to eat some crepes, drink some beer, and listen to some great tunes. 10% of dinner proceeds will support community and school gardens around the state! Entertainment by folk duo Joshua Panda and Ed Grasmeyer.
5:30–8pm. The Skinny Pancake. Burlington. Cost of food and drink; donations accepted.
Reading & Discussion: Farms & Gardens Series
Attendees discuss My Garden Book by Jamaica Kincaid with scholar Rachael Cohen. Explore the philosophical roots, family dynamics, and personal enrichment that come with tending and growing a garden.
6:30pm. Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Montpelier. Free.
Thursday (March 22)
Northeast Kingdom Beekeepers Club Meeting
Bill Mares of Mares Apiaries leads a honey combing session.
7pm. UVM Extension. St. Johnsbury. Free.
Fishing Is(n’t) Murder: The Ethics of Sport Fishing
Gene Helfman, the professor emeritus of the University of Georgia’s Odum School of Ecology, discusses ethical implications of sport fishing.
7pm. Room 111. Cheray Science Hall. St. Michael’s College. Colchester. Free.
Saturday (March 24)
Down in the dumps? Music and poetry acts support Highfields Center for Composting programs. There will be delicious global eats and a silent auction.
6:30–10pm. Old Labor Hall. Barre. $10 suggested donation.
Lawson’s Finest Liquids 4th Anniversary Ball
Calling all Lawson’s lovers! You too can attend a Farmers Market that’s all about beer. There will be draughts, meats, teas, soups, chair massages and live music from 2 to 6 p.m, followed by a Beer Lovers’ Ball, from 7 to 11 p.m. Said ball will have elusive brews, tasty food, and performances by the Gulch.
2–11pm. Valley Players Theater. Waitsfield. Farmers market is free; $21.50 for the ball (for ages 21 and up only).
Vermont Maple Open House Weekend
Sugar makers and lovers come together to celebrate syrup!
10am. Various locations statewide. Free. Continues on Sunday as well.
Sunday (March 25)
Intro to Square-Foot Gardening
Novice gardeners are taught how to get the most from their garden by Peter Burke.
1–2pm. City Market. Burlington. $5-10. Please preregister here.
Rural Vermont Presents Raw Dairy Processing Class
Attendees will discover how to make feta, soft cheese, yogurt, and kefir with cow’s milk.
1-4pm. Metta Earth Institute, Inc. Lincoln. $20-40 sliding scale. Please preregister by contacting Shelby Girard at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 223-7222.
Monday (March 26)
Charting a Path to Successful Farms and Clean Water in Vermont
The Vermont Environmental Consortium (VEC) will hold a conference to discuss the public policy tools – including incentives, technical and financial assistance, and regulation – that have and will yield results addressing agricultural water pollution in Lake Champlain.
8:30am-5:00pm. McCardell Bicentennial Hall (Off of Route 125). Middlebury College. Middlebury. More details here.
Polenta: creamy, rich, velvety smooth…the possibilities of what to do with this amazing ingredient are endless. Learn just a few at this delectable class.
5:30–8pm. Healthy Living. South Burlington. $20. Please preregister here.