If you are looking to fill some holes in your perennial or vegetable garden, stop by the Morrisville Co-op Plant Swap and Sale and see what our community has to offer! All plants will be donated by community members, and will sell at very reasonable prices until they are gone. The goal of this sale is to provide a venue for the community to share plants, and to help make the joy of gardening affordable and accessible to all. Any and all proceeds from the sale will be donated to MoCo's current charity pick.
Do you have extra seedlings? Perennials begging to be divided? Please consider bringing them down to swap or just plain donating them to the cause! All donors earn the right to take plants home free! Donations accepted on Sunday morning June 3 from 9:00-11:00 on the MoCo patio or call 802-498-8611 to arrange a drop off (or possibly pick up) time before then.
We all have stuff. We buy it, we use it, we get rid of it. It can sometimes be daunting to think about how to do that last step. Chances are you have questions about "stuff." Bring those questions to Elly Ventura, MoCo Founding Member/Master Composter/Master Gardener/LRSWMD Outreach Manager. She will be helping you with your waste woes in 60 minutes!
This presentation will cover practical ways for you to raise your waste awareness and behaviors at home while covering what Vermont's Universal Recycling & Composting law means for you. Resources will be available. Feel free to bring along items that you are not sure how to manage along with any tips you have for living a low-impact life.
Elly is in her seventh year as the Outreach Manager at the Lamoille Regional Solid Waste Management District. When she's not talking trash, she's reading or writing about it, bonding with her dog, gardening, spending time with family and friends, composting, enjoying the wonders of northern Vermont, or watching sports and really trash talking! Elly holds a BA in Athletic Training/Psychology and a MA in Exercise Science. Personal interest and copious hours of research have led her to find the perfect way to earn a living sharing her values, lifestyle, and knowledge with others.
Jeff from Black River Produce will be grilling up Black River Burgers, on Mansfield Breadworks buns and pretzel rolls. Tom from Tom Knows Salsa will be sampling out Salsa and chips all paired with beers from Baker Beer Distributors. We will also be sampling out salmon from Honeywilya Fish. Come join the fun!
Urban Farmer Eliza Boudreau of East Village Farm will share her experience homesteading on her .23 acres of land in the center of downtown Johnson. Eliza and her Farmettes (daughters) have raised chickens, rabbits, ducks, quail, and goats and have developed second markets for their goat's milk by making delicious goat's milk caramels, and other treats. Eliza will talk about her experiences in marketing and promoting her products, about bartering and creating a sustainable, hyper-local supply of food for her family and about how best to efficiently use her land and the experience and advice of homesteaders all over the world.
Join us as we welcome Blair Marvin, co-owner of Elmore Mountain Bread, as she shares a preview of her TEDxStowe Talk about how local grains not only support the local food economy, but benefit our communities, our farmers and our health. Blair will be bringing bread samples which will be served with Vermont Ploughgate Butter.