Transition Town Montpelier January Newsletter

Transition Town Montpelier Events

Third Thursday Talk

Thursday, January 19, 6:00-7:30, Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier

Wild Mushroom Talk with Elliot Cluba

We’ll explore the unique ecological importance of Chaga and its polypore (wood eating) relatives, developments in their uses as agents for radiant health, and how to best approach their harvesting and preparation that encourages symbiosis and longevity for us as well as them.  Elliot Cluba is a naturalist, herbalist, nature awareness and primitive skills educator, and a juice fasting and detoxification consultant.  He has been harvesting local plants and fungi for use in his line of herbal remedies for years, and is most passionate about connecting the individual to the life of their bioregion with sustainability as the focus.

This talk is free and open to the public

Community Events and News

SUSTAINABLE MONTPELIER 2030 Design Competition

The five finalist designs will be presented to the public Saturday, January 7, 3:00-5:30 at the Pavillion Auditorium in Montpelier.

To learn more and register for this free event, visit the website”netzerovt.org

Winter Gardening Thoughts

It may be the middle of Winter, but many of us are browsing seed catalogs and thinking about the Garden.  Here’s a nice video about no dig gardening from down under.  Enjoy!  http://our-permaculture-life.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/how-to-make-no-dig-garden-morag-gambles.html

NOFA Winter Conference

BEYOND BORDERS: Our Role in the Global Food MovementFebruary 18-20, 2017, Davis Center, University of Vermont

This should be an amazing conference with keynote speakers Dr. Fernando Funes Monzote from Cuba, and Indian scholar and environmental activist Dr. Vandana Shiva.  Learn more and register here.

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