Friday, May 15, 2015

Vanishing of the Bees - Wednesday May 27 at 7:00 pm

We hope you can join us for a showing of Vanishing of the Bees at Manchester Community Library, Wednesday May 27 at 7:00 pmVanishing of the Bees  takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and spiritual implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. This feature-length documentary, which is narrated by Oscar-nominated Ellen Page, also examines the current agricultural landscape and celebrates the ancient and sacred connection between humans and honeybees. 

We will have free seedlings and seeds for people to take home as well as local and exotic honey tasting! It should be a fun evening!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A Place At The Table - Manchester Library - May 6th

Dandelions as Food and Medicine Workshop

How can we utilize dandelions to nourish, cleanse and maintain health?  What are the specific therapeutic actions of dandelions?  Come learn and explore on Saturday, May 16th from 10am to Noon at GNAT studio kitchen.

Clinical Herbalist Susan Stanton will be leading this fun, hands-on class where participants will make and sample several dishes and drinks made from roots, leaves and flowers of dandelions.  Susan is the Herbal Educator at Brattleboro Food Co-op.  She has over twenty years experience as an herbal health consultant and teacher and a background in both modern science and herbal tradition.

This class is being sponsored by Transition Town Manchester and will be held at GNAT studio on Rt 7A in Sunderland.  Cost is $10.00 per person.  Space is limited.  For questions or to pre-register please call 802 867 0341.

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Future of Food - April 22 at 7:00 pm

Join us on Earth Day, April 22nd at 7:00 pm for The Future of Food. Deborah Koons Garcia’s documentary distills the complex technology and key regulatory, legal, ethical, environmental and consumer issues surrounding the changes happening in the food system today -- genetically engineered foods, patenting, and the corporatization of food -- into terms the average person can easily understand.

It empowers consumers to realize the consequences of their food choices on our future.

The event will be held at the Manchester Community Library on Wednesday, April 22 at 7pm. Suggested donation of $5.00, students free.

Energy Efficiency Workshop - April 25th

Energy Efficiency Workshop led by Dave Keefe to be held Saturday April 25th at 10am at Bennington College.  Click here for more information.

Heat Pump Workshop - Tuesday, April 14th

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Foodscaping Program with Charlie Nardozzi on Saturday, April 4, 2015

Foodscaping: Turning Your Yard into an Edible Landscape

Gardeners of all abilities are invited to a Foodscaping program with Charlie Nardozzi on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 10 AM to 11 AM in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy, 57 Seminary Avenue, Manchester, Vermont. The program will be followed by a question and answer session and Mr. Nardozzi will have his books available for purchase, including his latest book ‘New England Getting Started Guide’ and his popular ‘Northeast Guide to Fruit & Vegetable Gardening.’

Charlie Nardozzi observes that many gardeners want to grow their own food in their yard, but don’t want to sacrifice beauty. The solution is to foodscape your yard. Foodscaping is growing attractive edibles such as Swiss chard, blueberries, and cherry trees in your landscape instead of strictly ornamental ones. You get beauty and food production all in one plant. Charlie will discuss design, plant selection and maintenance ideas to create the best foodscape ever.

Charlie Nardozzi is a nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, radio and television personality and the author of numerous books and articles on all aspects of gardening. He can be heard on Vermont Public Radio and is a frequent contributor to Organic Gardening magazine. Charlie Nardozzi delights in making gardening information simple, easy, fun and accessible to everyone.

Foodscaping is sponsored by Transition Town Manchester, a local group of citizens working to envision, create and realize a sustainable community in Manchester, Vermont and surrounding towns that is based on local food, sustainable energy sources, resilient local economies and a heightened sense of community well-being. Space for this program provided by Burr and Burton Academy.

$10 suggested donation per person. For more information contact Rich Thompson-Tucker at