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!

 

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

 

Seed Savers Group Moving Forward With Community Garden

After months of planning, awesome gardening workshops, guest speakers, and packets and packets of seeds – The Stamford Seed Savers group will be driving the first screws, pounding the first nails, and shoveling the first dirt to kick off the community garden project.

The goal of the community garden project is to re-purpose the severely deteriorating tennis courts behind the Stamford Elementary School and transform this rarely, if ever, used area of the grounds into a shining example of community building and outdoor learning space for all.

Several ideas for the space are already in the planning stage but it all begins with building the raised beds and filling them with the soil generously donated by local businesses.

Come be a part of the kick off work bee on June 27th from 5:30pm to 7pm at the community garden. Feel free to bring a broom, hammer, shovel, rake, cordless drill or saw, any ideas for the space you may have, and plenty of community spirit!

If you would like to be kept up-to-date on all Seed Savers / Community Garden news, please click here and provide your contact information.

 

 

GMF to Spray Roundup Like Herbicide Near Roaring Brook

Rodeo and Accord are variations on the RoundUp formulation and are not supposed to contain the toxic surfactant POEA; we must assume that GMF will not add the surfactant on site. Many feel the results of glyphosate testing are incomplete.

From Selectboard Mtg Minutes 6/1/17
“They would like to prevent the spread of invasive species this summer before the logging operation. They will be targeting Morrow’s honeysuckle and garlic mustard on areas of Maltese Road and County Road, and multiflora rose, Morrow’s honeysuckle, Japanese knotweed, common buckthorn, and Norway maple tree on Risky Ranch Road. Some plants will be hand-pulled and some will be sprayed with a glyphosate herbicide such as Rodeo or Accord. Most of the vegetation is on National Forest land but some extend onto private land. They have requested permission from the individual landowners and will not treat any species without the owner’s consent. They will send pictures of the plants so they can be identified along with a risk assessment for the herbicides. The contractor will put up signs when they are spraying and when the area is safe again. Mike Denault asked if the benefits outweighed the negatives. They are hoping to prevent the seeds being dragged farther into the woods by the logging equipment. The Selectboard will not give permission to work in the town’s right-of-way until the landowners give their permission first.”

 

Interstate School District

Here is iBerkshires.com’s reporting from last nights informational meeting from the Interstate School District committee.

Tonight will be another informational meeting hosted by the Stamford School Board.

StamfordVT.org hopes foster a relationship with the Interstate School District Committee. More information will be posted here if / when such a relationship is formed.

 

Reminder Act 46 Informational Meeting

There will be an informational meeting Tuesday May 23rd 7pm at the Stamford Elementary School with regard to the upcoming Act 46 vote on May 31st. Come and find out what it will mean to accept or reject The Vermont Dept of Education’s Act 46.

Click here to read the latest revision of Act 46 approved on April 18th by Vermont Board of Education and posted to education.vermont.gov on May 3rd, 2017.

 

Community Tag Sale

The Stamford Community Church is holding their annual  tag sale Sat. June 3, 9 a.m-1 p.m.

There will be a bake sale, Chinese auction , hotdogs, fried dough and pony rides for the children.
There are still spaces available for $10. Contact Donna at 802 694-1701 or Diana at 413 664 8645.
The church is also encouraging people to have tag sales at their homes in an attempt to make this a community-wide event.