Our programs are usually free and open to the public, unless stated otherwise. Many of our program sites are on private property or in remote locations, so please register in advance, if requested, and heed the dress or equipment requirements.
- Hard Cider: Pressing and Fermenting
Friday, October 19, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Winston Prouty Center, 4th floor
A slide show and talk by Alan Robertson, Tree Farmer and cider enthusiast from Sheffield VT. He will explain how to brew your own hard cider, from the selection of apple varieties to bottling and enjoying. We will have samples from Al’s “famous” hard cider cellar.
- Forest Management in Germany
Saturday, October 20, 9:30 -11:00 a.m. – Winston Prouty Center , 4th floor
Forest Management in Germany and the Black Forest: Sustainability through the Centuries.
Alan Robertson, Forester and Tree Farmer from Sheffield, will present a slide show and discussion about his time stationed in Germany, and a recent trip back with the American Forest Foundation looking at a variety of forestry philosophies and methods. After centuries of management, the knowledge is still evolving and the desire for sustainable “forever forests” (dauerwald) and natural regeneration is increasing.