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!

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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.