Worm Bin Composting at Stamford Library Children’s Summer Reading Camp!

Bring the children to the Stamford Library Summer Reading Camp
on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 10:30-11:30 a.m. for a HANDS-ON workshop about WORM BIN COMPOSTING!

Helen Fields, Master Composter, will help us investigate the science,
the art, and the FUN of having your own WORM BIN to compost
all of your kitchen food scraps! Sing the red wiggler song and dance the
red wiggler dance! Draw pictures of the worms and learn their names!

AND it is NOT SMELLY!

AND you DON’T have to touch the worms IF YOU DON’T WANT TO!
(but you can if you do).

Parents and other adults are welcome.

Come learn about how we can reduce our garbage bill and make
the best compost in the world: BLACK GOLD RED WIGGLER COMPOST!!!!

(Flowers and veggies LOVE BGRWC!)

ALL ARE WELCOME. SNACKS PROVIDED. BRING YOUR FRIENDS!

 

Roundup Spraying by GMNF Update

From Stamford Selectboard Meeting Minutes:
Nancy LeSage spoke at great length with Mary-Beth Deller, the Botanist at Green Mountain National Forest. She supports their treatment of the invasive species. Ms. Deller informed her that they use the herbicide directly on the specific plants being targeted in order to kill only the roots of that plant. Stephen Tworig is in favor of the GMNF plan and feels the spreading of these invasive species is much more harmful to ecosystems than the limited herbicide use they are proposing. Carol Fachini heard on the news that the chemicals found in Roundup may be linked to cancer. Nancy Bushika acknowledged an email from Ms. Deller indicating that they had not received permission from all adjacent land owners and if they did not obtain it soon, they would only be working on their own land. The Selectboard encouraged any other residents with questions to contact Mary-Beth Deller at (802) 767-4261 x 5524 or mdeller@fs.fed.us. The Forest Service will also be holding a public meeting in the next 1-2 years to review the forest-wide decisions previously made and recommends that those interested should attend. (Emphasis by StamfordVT.org)

 

From The Seed Savers / Community Garden Group

Great progress has been made constructing raised beds for the community garden behind the school. A few of the beds need to be filled with soil, but they should be ready to plant by Wednesday. Please join us at 5:30 to help get the seeds and plants in. Bring trowels, shovels, and your enthusiasm.

Also at the same time, same place:

Build-A-Bench for the Community Garden
Come to the July 5 5:30 pm – 7 pm Community Garden work bee (at the tennis court behind the school) to help build a bench for the raised beds. Bring a cordless drill, saw or sander if you have one. And it would be terrific if you could bring a Stamford youngster to learn something about building a small project and to join in the fun.

 

 

Of Interest Perhaps

Upcoming agenda of the Stamford Selectboard – 7/6/2016:
DISCUSSION
Tree removal bids
Open meeting law training
Green Mountain National Forest, public meeting re: herbicide use
Old County Road petitions and special town meeting warning
Tax sale set for July 12, 2017

A choice to fireworks this year:
North Adams Annual Fireworks display at Joe Wolfe Field immediately after the Steeplecats game – approximately 9:30 start time.

New comer this year, the town of Williamstown will be offering a fireworks display at Taconic Golf Course. Grounds open at 5:30, fireworks scheduled to begin at 9:30.

Williamstown will also have their annual Fourth of July Parade starting on Southworth Street and ending at the bottom of Spring Street with a noon time BBQ – parade starts at 11am.

For a full list of the Williamstown events please visit our friends over at iBerkshires.com