Fall Nature & Foliage Photography Workshop with Sean Beckett
Oct
13
7:00 AM07:00

Fall Nature & Foliage Photography Workshop with Sean Beckett

  • Various locations, RSVP to learn more (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Suited to photographers and nature lovers of all skill levels, this half-day photography Workshop is led by Sean Beckett of Green Mountain Exposure.

Sean Beckett is a professional naturalist, Frog Hollow Artisan, and North American wildlife photography guide. Sean received his M.S. from UVM’s Field Naturalist program.

At this workshop you’ll learn how to use your camera to develop a deeper connection with nature, while building the technical skills to dramatically improve your photography. We’ll visit farmsteads, forests, and fields to photograph South Hero’s most beautiful scenery in prime morning light, and spend our time practicing exercises that fuse natural history with composition and camera technique. Participants will leave with beautiful photographs and a powerful new approach to walking in the woods.

The workshop is $50, $45 for SHLT members. Please RSVP via EventBrite to reserve your spot, and we will follow up with you via email to arrange payment and give you details about what to bring, etc.

Please RSVP via EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-nature-foliage-photography-workshop-tickets-50595694083

Please email guy@shlt.org or call 372-3786 with any questions.

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October Nature Ramble @ Allen Point
Oct
9
5:30 PM17:30

October Nature Ramble @ Allen Point

  • Island Line Trail and Martin Road South Hero, VT United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Get to know the trails of South Hero with nature enthusiast and South Hero resident Chuck Hulse.

Join us as we explore the forests, fields, and shorelines of South Hero with an eye for exploration, a curious mind, and a desire to learn more about the world around us. If you’ve been wanting to learn more about places to hike in South Hero, or if you want to learn something new about plants, wildlife, soils and more, or if you are just looking for a chance to meet up with other nature enthusiasts and go on a walk, this is for you! 

Everyone is welcome. Participants under age 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

For these community rambles, we ask that you not bring pets.

October 9, 5:30 to 7 PM -- Allen Point (Sunset Hike)

Park at the Allen Point Access Area at the corner of Martin Road and the Island Line Trail

RSVP's encouraged but not required. Email guy@shlt.org to RSVP and for questions. 

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Harvest Fest - Gazpacho demo and tasting!
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Harvest Fest - Gazpacho demo and tasting!

Come visit the SHLT tent at Harvest Fest for tastings and a unique cooking demo featuring RISE VT! RISE is bringing their smoothie bike to help us use fresh ingredients by local vendors to make gazpacho!

So come on down October 6 at the Saint Rose of Lima Church in South Hero for this interactive cooking demonstration, tasting and fun agriculture and nature-themed art activities and games for kids.  You’ll get to taste the recipes, take home recipe cards, and shopping lists and where at the market they can pick up ingredients.

Check the Champlain Islands Farmers Market website for updates on Harvest Fest, including times: https://www.champlainislandsfarmersmarket.com/

 

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September Nature Ramble @ South Hero Rec. Park
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

September Nature Ramble @ South Hero Rec. Park

  • 75 South Street South Hero, VT, 05486 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Get to know the trails of South Hero with nature enthusiast and South Hero resident Chuck Hulse.

Join us as we explore the forests, fields, and shorelines of South Hero with an eye for exploration, a curious mind, and a desire to learn more about the world around us. If you’ve been wanting to learn more about places to hike in South Hero, or if you want to learn something new about plants, wildlife, soils and more, or if you are just looking for a chance to meet up with other nature enthusiasts and go on a walk, this is for you! 

Everyone is welcome. Participants under age 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

For these community rambles, we ask that you not bring pets.

September 11, 6 to 7:30 PM -- Folsom Trail (South Hero Recreation Park)

Park at the Folsom School parking lot (shared parking lot with trailhead) at 75 South Street, South Hero, VT

 

RSVP's encouraged but not required. Email guy@shlt.org to RSVP and for questions. 

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Community Gardening Day at Folsom
Sep
10
5:00 PM17:00

Community Gardening Day at Folsom

  • Folsom Education and Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

South Hero Land Trust and volunteers will be caring for the Folsom Community Garden beds all summer, and we are hosting bi-weekly volunteer garden evenings on the 2nd and 4th Monday's of each month. Come help us weed, water, plant, harvest and do other fun garden projects!

Summer harvests from the garden will be donated to Food for Thought. Any fall harvest will be for the school, and South Hero Land Trust is working with teachers and parents at Folsom to provide garden-based activities during the school year. 

We'll provide the tools, treats, plants and seeds. Please bring gloves and outdoor shoes.

Email guy@shlt.org or call 372-3786 to let us know if you plan to come.

Hope to see you there!

 

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Community Gardening Day at Folsom
Aug
27
5:00 PM17:00

Community Gardening Day at Folsom

  • Folsom Education and Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

South Hero Land Trust and volunteers will be caring for the Folsom Community Garden beds all summer, and we are hosting bi-weekly volunteer garden evenings on the 2nd and 4th Monday's of each month. Come help us weed, water, plant, harvest and do other fun garden projects!

Summer harvests from the garden will be donated to Food for Thought. Any fall harvest will be for the school, and South Hero Land Trust is working with teachers and parents at Folsom to provide garden-based activities during the school year. 

We'll provide the tools, treats, plants and seeds. Please bring gloves and outdoor shoes.

Email guy@shlt.org or call 372-3786 to let us know if you plan to come.

Hope to see you there!

 

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Apple Day @ the Market!
Aug
22
3:00 PM15:00

Apple Day @ the Market!

Apple season is here! Visit the market on Wednesday to see South Hero Land Trust and Hackett's Orchard partner up to bring delicious apple tastings and fun apple-themed activities using deliscious early apple varieties to the market!

This event is part of our summer event series at the Champlain Islands Farmers' Market. Join us each Wednesday from July 11 through August 22 for interactive cooking demonstrations, tastings and fun agriculture and nature-themed art activities and games for kids. Local home cooks will demonstrate family friendly recipes that are delicious for kids and adults using fresh, seasonal ingredients from market vendors. Market-goers will get to taste the recipes, take home recipe cards, and shopping lists and where at the market they can pick up ingredients. Kids activities will include scavenger hunts, taste tests and more!

 

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Pizza! Family Table Cooking Demo @ the Market
Aug
15
3:00 PM15:00

Pizza! Family Table Cooking Demo @ the Market

 

Make pizza with Christine Mack of Cook Sisters Cafe and Emily Alger from South Hero Land Trust! Visit the market on Wednesday for a drop-in cooking demo learn to make amazing pizza on your grill or stovetop using fresh market ingredients. 

This event is part of our summer event series at the Champlain Islands Farmers' Market. Join us each Wednesday from July 11 through August 22 for interactive cooking demonstrations, tastings and fun agriculture and nature-themed art activities and games for kids. Local home cooks will demonstrate family friendly recipes that are delicious for kids and adults using fresh, seasonal ingredients from market vendors. Market-goers will get to taste the recipes, take home recipe cards, and shopping lists and where at the market they can pick up ingredients. Kids activities will include scavenger hunts, taste tests and more!

 

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August Nature Ramble @ Landon/Round Pond Connector Trail
Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

August Nature Ramble @ Landon/Round Pond Connector Trail

  • 111 Landon Road South Hero, VT, 05486 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Get to know the trails of South Hero with nature enthusiast and South Hero resident Chuck Hulse.

Join us as we explore the forests, fields, and shorelines of South Hero with an eye for exploration, a curious mind, and a desire to learn more about the world around us. If you’ve been wanting to learn more about places to hike in South Hero, or if you want to learn something new about plants, wildlife, soils and more, or if you are just looking for a chance to meet up with other nature enthusiasts and go on a walk, this is for you! 

Everyone is welcome. Participants under age 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

For these community rambles, we ask that you not bring pets.

August 14, 6 to 7:30 PM – Landon/Round Pond Connector Trail/

Meet at the Landon Community Trailhead at 111 Landon Rd, South Hero, VT 05486

RSVP's encouraged but not required. Email guy@shlt.org to RSVP and for questions. 

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Community Gardening Day at Folsom
Aug
13
5:00 PM17:00

Community Gardening Day at Folsom

  • 75 South St, South Hero, VT 05486 South Hero, VT 05486 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

South Hero Land Trust and volunteers will be caring for the Folsom Community Garden beds all summer, and we are hosting bi-weekly volunteer garden evenings on the 2nd and 4th Monday's of each month. Come help us weed, water, plant, harvest and do other fun garden projects!

Summer harvests from the garden will be donated to Food for Thought. Any fall harvest will be for the school, and South Hero Land Trust is working with teachers and parents at Folsom to provide garden-based activities during the school year. 

We'll provide the tools, treats, plants and seeds. Please bring gloves and outdoor shoes.

Email guy@shlt.org or call 372-3786 to let us know if you plan to come.

Hope to see you there!

 

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Farmers’ Stepping up for Water Quality
Aug
8
3:00 PM15:00

Farmers’ Stepping up for Water Quality

Visit the market on Wednesday for tastings of local ice-cream and learn all about what farmers are doing to protect the health of Lake Champlain, and what you can do too!

Join South Hero Land Trust and the Lake Champlain Basin Program for tastings,  interactive games and fun activities for kids and adults alike!

This event is part of our summer event series at the Champlain Islands Farmers' Market. Join us each Wednesday from July 11 through August 22 for interactive cooking demonstrations, tastings and fun agriculture and nature-themed art activities and games for kids. Local home cooks will demonstrate family friendly recipes that are delicious for kids and adults using fresh, seasonal ingredients from market vendors. Market-goers will get to taste the recipes, take home recipe cards, and shopping lists and where at the market they can pick up ingredients. Kids activities will include scavenger hunts, taste tests and more!

 

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Family Table Cooking Demo
Aug
1
3:00 PM15:00

Family Table Cooking Demo

Visit the market on Wednesday for a drop-in cooking demo on how to make a delicious and easy summer platter with vegetables, cheeses, fruits, and more. Mix and match to create your own easy and fun meal for your family and/or entertaining guests. Tastings and activities for kids too!

This event is part of our summer event series at the Champlain Islands Farmers' Market. Join us each Wednesday from July 11 through August 22 for interactive cooking demonstrations, tastings and fun agriculture and nature-themed art activities and games for kids. Local home cooks will demonstrate family friendly recipes that are delicious for kids and adults using fresh, seasonal ingredients from market vendors. Market-goers will get to taste the recipes, take home recipe cards, and shopping lists and where at the market they can pick up ingredients. Kids activities will include scavenger hunts, taste tests and more!

 

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Annual Celebration & Picnic
Jul
29
9:30 AM09:30

Annual Celebration & Picnic

Join us to celebrate the land and honor the people who make South Hero’s community special. 

We will be kicking off the celebration with two great activities: a special children’s exploration of the pond and forest behind Folsom School with naturalist and educator Ellen Gawarkiewicz, and a pollinator tour of Hackett’s Orchard with farmer John Hayden of the Farm Between (RSVP required for the two morning walks). Then we’ll gather under the tent for a potluck picnic, the latest news from SHLT, and our community conservation awards.

We are thrilled to be recognizing Dr. David Hobbs with this year's Community Conservation Award, in thanks and recognition for his ongoing commitment to getting kids and adults outside and active in South Hero. Dr. Hobbs has been instrumental in building trails in our town, including the Round Pond Natural Area Trails and the South Hero Recreation Park. He is also one of the forces behind the Bike Train to Folsom School, the "Try-athalon" race for kids, annual swim lessons at White's Beach, and more. We hope you will join us to say thanks and celebrate the work Dr. Hobbs has done in our special town. 

Cook Sisters Catering will provide the main dish at the picnic, please bring a side dish or dessert to share. RSVPs for the picnic are welcome but not required (it helps us to estimate how many to cook for, but please show up no matter what!). Please call Emily at 372-3786 or email emily@shlt.org to sign up.  

You can sign up for the whole day, for just a morning walk, or for just the picnic.

Schedule of Events:

9:30    Children’s Pond and Forest Exploration with special guest naturalist Ellen Gawarkiewicz (optional, please sign up when you RSVP

9:30    Pollinator Walk at Hackett’s Orchard with special guest John Hayden of the Farm Between (optional, please sign up when you RSVP)

11:00    Gather under the big white tent

11:15     Potluck Picnic

11:45     Annual Meeting and Awards

The South Hero Recreation Park is located behind the Folsom Education & Community Center at 75 South Street in South Hero. Please park in the lot next to the school, and look for signs to the trail. It will take about 5 minutes to walk from the parking area to the tent, if this will be difficult for you, please contact Emily to arrange for a ride by emailing emily@shlt.org.

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Kids Kitchen @ the Market
Jul
25
3:00 PM15:00

Kids Kitchen @ the Market

Visit the market on Wednesday for fun games and activities and a hands-on cooking table for kids! Kids can come over, put on their chef apron, and learn to prep and make easy, kid-approved dishes suing market ingredients and other fun food activities.

This event is part of our summer event series at the Champlain Islands Farmers' Market. Join us each Wednesday from July 11 through August 22 for interactive cooking demonstrations, tastings and fun agriculture and nature-themed art activities and games for kids. Local home cooks will demonstrate family friendly recipes that are delicious for kids and adults using fresh, seasonal ingredients from market vendors. Market-goers will get to taste the recipes, take home recipe cards, and shopping lists and where at the market they can pick up ingredients. Kids activities will include scavenger hunts, taste tests and more!

 

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Community Gardening Day at Folsom
Jul
23
5:00 PM17:00

Community Gardening Day at Folsom

  • Folsom Education and Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

South Hero Land Trust and volunteers will be caring for the Folsom Community Garden beds all summer, and we are hosting bi-weekly volunteer garden evenings on the 2nd and 4th Monday's of each month. Come help us weed, water, plant, harvest and do other fun garden projects!

Summer harvests from the garden will be donated to Food for Thought. Any fall harvest will be for the school, and South Hero Land Trust is working with teachers and parents at Folsom to provide garden-based activities during the school year. 

We'll provide the tools, treats, plants and seeds. Please bring gloves and outdoor shoes.

Email guy@shlt.org or call 372-3786 to let us know if you plan to come.

Hope to see you there!

 

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From Tree to Syrup - Maple Day at the Market
Jul
18
3:00 PM15:00

From Tree to Syrup - Maple Day at the Market

Visit the market on Wednesday for great tastings of maple-infused dishes and recipe ideas! Featuring Crescent Bay Farm and the VT Maple Farm!

This event is part of our summer event series at the Champlain Islands Farmers' Market. Join us each Wednesday from July 11 through August 22 for interactive cooking demonstrations, tastings and fun agriculture and nature-themed art activities and games for kids. Local home cooks will demonstrate family friendly recipes that are delicious for kids and adults using fresh, seasonal ingredients from market vendors. Market-goers will get to taste the recipes, take home recipe cards, and shopping lists and where at the market they can pick up ingredients. Kids activities will include scavenger hunts, taste tests and more!

 

 

 

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Family Table Cooking Demo and Art
Jul
11
3:00 PM15:00

Family Table Cooking Demo and Art

Visit the market on Wednesday for a drop-in cooking demo on how to make great, simple, and tasty summer salads, and killer dressings using fresh market ingredients. Kids tastings of fresh summer veggies with dip. Kids games and activities!

This event is part of our summer event series at the Champlain Islands Farmers' Market. Join us each Wednesday from July 11 through August 22 for interactive cooking demonstrations, tastings and fun agriculture and nature-themed art activities and games for kids. Local home cooks will demonstrate family friendly recipes that are delicious for kids and adults using fresh, seasonal ingredients from market vendors. Market-goers will get to taste the recipes, take home recipe cards, and shopping lists and where at the market they can pick up ingredients. Kids activities will include scavenger hunts, taste tests and more!

 

 

 

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July Nature Ramble @ Landon Community Trail
Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

July Nature Ramble @ Landon Community Trail

  • 111 Landon Road South Hero, VT, 05486 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Get to know the trails of South Hero with nature enthusiast and South Hero resident Chuck Hulse.

Join us as we explore the forests, fields, and shorelines of South Hero with an eye for exploration, a curious mind, and a desire to learn more about the world around us. If you’ve been wanting to learn more about places to hike in South Hero, or if you want to learn something new about plants, wildlife, soils and more, or if you are just looking for a chance to meet up with other nature enthusiasts and go on a walk, this is for you! 

Everyone is welcome. Participants under age 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

For these community rambles, we ask that you not bring pets.

Tuesday, July 10, 6 to 7:30 PM -- Landon Community Trail (111 Landon Rd, South Hero, VT 05486)

RSVP's encouraged but not required. Email guy@shlt.org to RSVP and for questions. 

 

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Community Gardening Day at Folsom
Jul
9
5:00 PM17:00

Community Gardening Day at Folsom

South Hero Land Trust and volunteers will be caring for the Folsom Community Garden beds all summer, and we are hosting bi-weekly volunteer garden evenings on the 2nd and 4th Monday's of each month. Come help us weed, water, plant, harvest and do other fun garden projects!

Summer harvests from the garden will be donated to Food for Thought. Any fall harvest will be for the school, and South Hero Land Trust is working with teachers and parents at Folsom to provide garden-based activities during the school year. 

We'll provide the tools, treats, plants and seeds. Please bring gloves and outdoor shoes.

Email guy@shlt.org or call 372-3786 to let us know if you plan to come.

Hope to see you there!

 

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Community Gardening Day at Folsom
Jun
25
5:00 PM17:00

Community Gardening Day at Folsom

  • Folsom Education and Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

South Hero Land Trust and volunteers will be caring for the Folsom Community Garden beds all summer, and we are hosting bi-weekly volunteer garden evenings on the 2nd and 4th Monday's of each month. Come help us weed, water, plant, harvest and do other fun garden projects!

Summer harvests from the garden will be donated to Food for Thought. Any fall harvest will be for the school, and South Hero Land Trust is working with teachers and parents at Folsom to provide garden-based activities during the school year. 

We'll provide the tools, treats, plants and seeds. Please bring gloves and outdoor shoes.

Email guy@shlt.org or call 372-3786 to let us know if you plan to come.

Hope to see you there!

 

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Garden Party!
Jun
11
5:00 PM17:00

Garden Party!

  • Folsom Education and Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Help us kick off the season at the Folsom Garden! We're hoping to have enough hands to plant the four L-shaped beds with mixed vegetables, flowers, and herbs.

South Hero Land Trust and volunteers will be caring for those beds all summer, and we'll be setting up bi-weekly volunteer garden evenings on the 2nd and 4th Monday's of each month.

Summer harvests from the garden will be donated to Food for Thought. Any fall harvest will be for the school, and South Hero Land Trust is working with teachers and parents at Folsom to provide garden-based activities during the school year. 

We'll provide the tools, treats, plants and seeds. Please bring gloves and outdoor shoes.

RSVP via eventbrite to let us know whether or not you can join us for the planting festivities! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/folsom-garden-volunteer-planting-registration-46575397267?aff=es2

 

 

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National Trails Day at Landon Community Trail
Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

National Trails Day at Landon Community Trail

This year for National Trails Day we are headed back to the Landon Community Trail to do some much-needed repair work on the beautiful split rail fence, remove some invasive garlic mustard, and give the trail some TLC. It should be a lot of fun, and I hope you can join us!

Tools will be provided, please wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves.

No experience is neccessary. All are welcome. 

Questions? Call Guy at 372-3786 or email guy@shlt.org.

Follow the eventbrite link below to register for the event: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-trails-day-at-the-landon-community-trail-registration-46197038586?aff=es2

 

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Champlain Islands Farmers' Market Opening Day
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Champlain Islands Farmers' Market Opening Day

Visit your favorite local farmers, makers, artists, and cooks at the Champlain Islands Farmers' Market! The market in open two days a week from May 19th through September. Saturdays in Grand Isle at St. Joseph's Church from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Wednesdays in South Hero behind St. Rose of Lima Church from 3:00 - 6:00 PM. 

South Hero Land Trust will be hosting events at the Wednesday Market, check out calendar or events for more details!

 

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Meet the Lambs at Paradise Bay Farm
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Meet the Lambs at Paradise Bay Farm

Join us for our annual Mother's Day weekend expedition to Paradise Bay Farm and meet this year's new lambs. We'll start with a wagon ride from the top of Buermann Hill, visit the lambs, and then learn about spinning yarn and weaving from farmer Ann Buermann.

Call 372-3786 or email guy@shlt.org to with questions.

Please note: Please register to receive directions for meeting the wagon ride.

RSVP Here at EventBrite

 

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Green Up Day!
May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Green Up Day!

Join your friends and neighbors on May 6th for a community clean-up effort on Green Up Day!  South Hero Land Trust is organizing this annual event to clean up beaches, streets and trails that make South Hero special. There will be volunteer options for the whole family, and all volunteers are invited to the free BBQ afterwards! An hour or two of your time will make a huge difference in cleaning up our community in time for spring.

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The Farms as a Classroom: Fostering Farm-to-School Partnerships
Apr
17
4:00 PM16:00

The Farms as a Classroom: Fostering Farm-to-School Partnerships

Join farmers, teachers and community organizations on April 17 and build your farm to school toolbox! Learn farm-based education activities you can adapt to your farm or classroom, dig into the "Anatomy of a Farm Field Trip" with farmer panelists, and participate in a mapping exercise to identify the many farm-to-school opportunities in the region. The workshop will conclude with an optional supper. 

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