Annual Celebration at Snow Farm Vineyard
May
31
5:00 PM17:00

Annual Celebration at Snow Farm Vineyard

Save the Date for South Hero Land Trust’s Annual Celebration of Conservation and Community. We are mixing things up this year with an evening gathering at Snow Farm. We will be kicking off the celebration with two great activities: a special children’s scavenger hunt in the Fox Hill woods, and a tour of the Crescent Bay Farm sugar bush & Snow Farm Vineyard with the Lane family. Then we’ll gather in the winery for dinner and the latest news from SHLT. Please join us!

Cook Sisters Café & Catering will serve a local entre for everyone. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Schedule of Events

5:00 Maple & Grapes Farm Walk (optional, please sign up)

5:00 Fox Hill Scavenger Hunt for Kids (optional, please sign up)

6:00 Gather at Snow Farm Vineyard

6:15 Dinner and Annual Meeting

We respectfully suggest a donation of $25/family or $15/individual to help with the costs of this event, thank you!

We encourage but don’t require RSVPs. Please join us! Call 372-3786, e-mail emily@shlt.org.

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National Trails Day at Tracy Woods
Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

National Trails Day at Tracy Woods

This year for National Trails Day we are kicking off construction of the trail at the newly conserved Tracy Woods, and we can use your help! Join us Saturday, June 1st for a morning of trail work, which will include some work to shape the trail surface, and install simple trail infrastructure to improve drainage and safety on the trail. This will be the first of at least THREE work parties at Tracy Woods this summer as we get the trail ready to open this fall.

Tools will be provided, please wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves if you have them (we’ll have some extra, so don’t worry if you don’t have any). There is a 1/2 mile hike in from the trailhead to where we’ll be working, and there are no bathroom facilities (nearest restrooms at the Jolly in the village center).

No experience is necessary. All are welcome. 

Questions or RSVP - email Guy at guy@shlt.org or call 372-3786.

 

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Vermont Warblers and Birding on Burton Island - Hosted by Island Arts
Jun
6
9:00 AM09:00

Vermont Warblers and Birding on Burton Island - Hosted by Island Arts

Neon green, midnight blue, charcoal gray, flame orange, deepest red, canary yellow, snow white, lime, baby blue – Vermont’s warblers fill every spring and early summer with extraordinary color and excitement, but they're small and they never stop moving so they're not always seen. The class, taught by birding expert Maeve Kim, will help participants know where to look and what to look for as we learn to identify warblers. This event is being put on by our friends at Island Arts, with the classroom portion at the SHLT office.

Every year scores of beautiful birds, including many warblers, find Burton Island after spending the winter in warmer climates. By May the island is overflowing with nesting warblers, catbirds, robins, waxwings, and many other birds.  Maeve Kim will lead us as we walk on a few of the several lovely, flat walking paths to see birds. Cost: includes both the classroom session and the walk On Burton Island - $40. cost of ferry to Burton Island is on your own

Location: Classroom South Hero Land Trust Office, South Hero ; Field Trip Burton Island

Date and Time: 2 session class - Classroom Thursday June 6  9:00AM- 10:30AM;  Field Trip To  Burton Island Saturday June 8 (rain date Sunday June 9)  8:45 - 11:30 AM - meet at Kill Kare State Park in St. Albans at 8:45AM to catch the 9:00AM ferry

Maximum Number of Participants - 15

Participant Ages - 16 and above

To register go to islandarts.org and click on academy, courses or email  adehner100@gmail.com for more information

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 Nature Ramble @ Allen Point
Jun
11
6:00 PM18:00

Nature Ramble @ Allen Point

  • 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, June 11, 6 to 7:30 PM -- Allen Point: Meet at the parking lot for the bike causeway on Martin Rd (Google Map Link)

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

 

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Nature Ramble @ Keeler Bay Park
Jul
9
6:00 PM18:00

Nature Ramble @ Keeler Bay Park

  • 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. Please note that this is an underdeveloped park with minimal trail features. Rough terrain and steep slopes.

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

Tuesday, July 9, 6 to 7:30 PM -- Keeler Bay Park. Park on the shoulder of Route 2, across from Sunset View Rd (google map link)

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

 

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Flatbread Cooking Demo  @ the Market
Jul
17
3:00 PM15:00

Flatbread Cooking Demo @ the Market

 Make pizza with Kierney Leonard of Wally’s Place! 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. Rise VT will also be on hand for great kids activities and games.

This event is part of our summer event series at the Champlain Islands Farmers' Market. Join us on the third Wednesdays of June-September 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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Nature Ramble @ Roy Marsh Trail
Aug
13
6:00 PM18:00

Nature Ramble @ Roy Marsh 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. Please note that this is an underdeveloped park with minimal trail features. Rough terrain and steep slopes.

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

Tuesday, August 13, 6 to 7:30 PM -- Roy Marsh Trail (also known as the Rail Trail). Meet at the north end trailhead at the corner of Tracy Road and Station Road (by the town gravel site) (google map link)

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

 

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Apple Day @ the Market!
Aug
21
3:00 PM15:00

Apple Day @ the Market!

Let’s celebrate the start of apple season! 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 delicious early apple varieties to the market.

This event is part of our summer event series at the Champlain Islands Farmers' Market. Join us on the third Wednesdays of June-September 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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Nature Ramble @ South Hero Recreation Park
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

Nature Ramble @ South Hero Recreation Park

  • 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, Sept 10, 6 to 7:30 PM - South Hero Recreation Park. Meet at the shared rec park/Folsom School parking lot at 75 South Street (Google Map Link)

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

 

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Autumn Mushroom Hunting Workshop with the Mushroom Forager
Sep
29
9:30 AM09:30

Autumn Mushroom Hunting Workshop with the Mushroom Forager

This fall South Hero Land Trust is partnering with Ari and Jenna, the two-part duo behind The Mushroom Forager ,to host a fall mushroom workshop in South Hero.

Join us for a colorful presentation introducing gourmet and medicinal wild mushrooms of autumn. We will meet briefly in the land trust office before going out on conserved trails to pursue the distinctive and delicious mushrooms on the ForageCast, including yellow foot chanterelles, hen of the woods, black trumpets, and porcini. Participants will receive The Mushroom Forager's September ForageCast handout for the region, steering us towards a safe, targeted and fruitful foray. We will also discuss guidelines for ethical and responsible wildcrafting.

The workshop is $40/person. Please RSVP via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/autumn-mushroom-hunting-tickets-60382620042

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Nature Ramble @ Tracy Woods
Oct
8
5:30 PM17:30

Nature Ramble @ Tracy Woods

  • 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, Oct 8, 5:30 to 7:00 PM - Tracy Woods. Meet on Tracy Rd by the octagon barn. More details TBD.

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

 

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Champlain Islands Farmers' Market Opening Day
May
18
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 18th through September. Saturdays in Grand Isle at St. Joseph's Church from 10 AM - 2 PM. Wednesdays in South Hero behind St. Rose of Lima Church from 3 - 6 PM. 

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

 

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Annual Spring Wildflower Walk
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Spring Wildflower Walk

Join resident nature-enthusiast Chuck Hulse on a tour of the spring wildflowers of the Landon Community Trail and hunt for these ephemeral signs of spring. Chuck literally wrote the book on wildflowers of the Landon trail (available here on our website), so this is not one to miss!

This is a free walk and open to all ages. RSVP by emailing guy@shlt.org or sign up on eventbrite here: eventbrite.com/spring-wildflower-walk.


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Play Day and Grand Opening at the Water Wigglers Learning Path
May
4
11:00 AM11:00

Play Day and Grand Opening at the Water Wigglers Learning Path

Join us to explore the new Water Wigglers Learning Path in the South Hero Recreation Park behind Folsom School. There will be fun activities for the kids and short guided along the trails. Guided walks will take place at 11:30 and 12:30, and self-guided walks will take place throughout the event.

All the fun will take place during the Green Up Day Thank You BBQ, which will be held this year to celebrate our great Green Up Day and Trail Volunteers.


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Green Up Day
May
4
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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Spring Birding Walk with Green Mountain Audubon Society
Apr
27
8:00 AM08:00

Spring Birding Walk with Green Mountain Audubon Society

  • South Hero Marsh Wildlife Management Trail (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our friends at the Green Mountain Audubon Society are coming to South Hero for their annual birding visit to the Roy Marsh, and South Hero Land Trust is helping get out the word out!

Led by Bruce MacPherson, President, Board of Directors of the GMAS, this walk will meet at the north end of marsh trail (gravel pit).  Carpool if possible. The Roy Marsh wetlands are considered to be one of the GMAS's birding hotspots.

Space is limited, and RSVP’s are required. Please send an email to gmas@greenmountainaudubon.org to register or go to the GMAS website and select the Contact button.

GMAS link https://www.greenmountainaudubon.org/south-hero-marsh

Bring binoculars, fieldscopes, field guides and season appropriate clothing and footwear.

Photo: By Cephus via Wikimedia Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dendroica_striata_MN.jpg

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Maple Open House at Crescent Bay Farm
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Maple Open House at Crescent Bay Farm

Head up to Crescent Bay Farm to see the sugar bush in action. Activities include a walking maple sugar history tour up Fox Hill for adults with farmer Nick Lane, as well as a special maple-themed exploration of the sugar bush for kids at with SHLT staff Guy Maguire. Both start at 10:00. Afterwards, head over to the sugar house to enjoy a taste of maple syrup, enjoy some maple activities, and get a tour of the sugar making operation, and see the journey of sap becoming sweet maple syrup.

Meet at Snow Farm for the adults’ walk and kids’ exploration or head straight to the sugar house at Crescent Bay Farm to watch the sugar-making. The walk and children’s activities will run from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM. The sugar house will be open from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM both Saturday and Sunday.

Please RSVP to join the tour and the kids exploration at eventbrite.com


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Wally's Place 11th Birthday Party
Mar
22
6:00 AM06:00

Wally's Place 11th Birthday Party

Wally's Place is turning 11! Help celebrate this exciting anniversary and support SHLT too! The crew at Wally's Place will have fun activities happening all day, and Emily and Guy will be on hand to talk about SHLT's latest projects. Plus, get your photo taken in the original Wall’s Bagel photo booth, enter into the raffle to win prizes, and have some birthday cake!

Wally's Place will donate 25% of proceeds from the day to SHLT, so come on over- eat bagels and support land conservation on March 22nd!

 

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Embrace The Winter: A Family-Friendly Snowshoe Hike at Round Pond
Jan
26
9:30 AM09:30

Embrace The Winter: A Family-Friendly Snowshoe Hike at Round Pond

  • 45 East Shore Road South Hero, VT, 05486 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Embrace the Winter!

Come join us for a morning ramble on showshoes at Round Pond Natural Area. We'll enjoy the quiet woods, fields, and make our way down to the beautiful lake Champlain shoreline. Join us afterwards at the South Hero Library for hot apple cider and healthy snacks.

This family friendly hike is about 1 mile round trip, relatively flat, with one short steep section to get down to the beach. Great for kids and people of all ages. If you want to know more about accessibility/ hike difficulty or snowshoes, no worries! Give us a call or email and we’d be happy to talk with you.

We have snowshoes (kids snowshoes included) you can rent for free via the South Hero Library. If the snow conditions aren’t good for a snowshoe, we’ll make it a winter hike. Either way it’ll be a great time!

If you want to RSVP, reserve snowshoes, or if you have any questions about the event, please Call 372-3786 or email guy@shlt.org. You can also simply RSVP via the link below (takes you to EventBrite)

Learn More and RSVP at Eventbrite

Thank you to the South Hero Library and RISE VT for partnering with us on this event - Hope to see you there!

Google Map with Directions: https://www.shlt.org/round-pond-natural-area

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Free Community Supper at the South Hero Congregational Chuch
Jan
11
5:30 PM17:30

Free Community Supper at the South Hero Congregational Chuch

SHLT is hosting the Congregational Church's monthly free community meal, and w hope you will come and eat with us. Chrissie Mack or Cook Sisters Cafe and Matt Bartle of Wally's Place will be our guest chefs for the evening- it should be a cozy and delicious evening- warming soups and casseroles, fresh bread, and more...

This is a free event and open to all. No RSVP necessary- please join us! (Donations to the church are welcome, but not required.)

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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

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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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