2020 Public Programs Archive

2020 Public Programs Archive

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Composting Workshop with NEKWMD

Thursday, May 7 at 6:00 PM [NOW CONCLUDED]

In this May 7 workshop you can join our partners at the Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District as they make composting easy. This workshop was designed to provide the essential information you’ll need to feel comfortable experimenting with backyard composting while understanding some of the science behind the process.

Starting Plants in Your Home and Greenhouse

Saturday, May 16 at 3:00 PM [NOW CONCLUDED This workshop led May 16 by Old Stone House Executive Director Molly Veysey gave viewers a tour of her recycled-window potting shed and hoop house and newly started plants. This class was aimed at beginning gardeners looking to get a little more serious about their production while working to lengthen the short northern Vermont growing season.


Bees Besieged: A History of Beekeeping

Saturday, June 13 at 3:00 PM [NOW CONCLUDED]

The first video presents a new book on Beekeeping, “The Land of Milk and Honey, a History of Beekeeping in Vermont” published by the Green Writers Press. The second covers our June 13 workshop where Old Stone House Museum members got to ask two of the authors questions.

Beekeeping goes back 10,000 years, but bees have been much in the news recently as a multi-pronged scourge has devastated many of the nation’s 2.5 million colonies. Meanwhile, hobby beekeeping has grown exponentially in the country. Bill Mares, writer, and a beekeeper for 45 years, will tell of the origins and evolution of beekeeping, sometimes referred to as “farming for intellectuals.”

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Backyard Composting Workshop

Tuesday, June 16 at 6:00 PM [NOW CONCLUDED]

Interested in backyard composting? Watch the video of the Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District’s last workshop above. This backyard composting workshop prepares residents for the upcoming food scrap disposal ban starting July 1, 2020.