Thanks to the love and hard work of our community of neighbors, comrades and friends, Wheelock Mountain Farm has a beautiful new sauna! Check out the pictures! And find some time to come check it out in person too!!! Your mind, body, and soul will thank you!
Hello Friends! This Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 6:30pm is Wheelock Mountain Farm's last Community Potluck of the summer!
This month, join us at 5pm, prior to the potluck, for a gentle walk into the past lead by local historians Joan Alexander and Nancy Hill. We will start at Wheelock Mountain Farm and walk up the road visiting old cellar holes and an old cemetery in the woods. These were once part of the busy settlement of West Wheelock. Learn about the families who once lived there and imagine what life might have been like in the area many years ago.
The walk will finish back at Wheelock Mountain Farm around 6:30pm at which point we will commence our last potluck of the summer!
Our Second Tuesday of the Month Community Potlucks will resume on May 10th at 6pm and continue throughout the summer. This year, each potluck will be based upon a theme, and because we are in the midst of such a great maple syrup season, we've decided to make the theme of May's Potluck that sweet, sticky bounty of the forest we love so much--Maple Syrup!! We'll have our canner going, so that you can bring your own containers to can our delicious syrup into at a discounted price!! And remember, all proceeds of Wheelock Mountain Farm Maple Syrup support the educational, land stewardship, and community empowerment programming we offer every year! It was a blast to have over 75 people out to our Sugarhouse Brunch, and it'd be great to see you all again on May 10th!! Be sure to save the subsequent Potluck dates as well: June 14th, July 12th, August 9th and September 13th.
Join us for a Sugarhouse Brunch! Sunday April 3rd, 2016 11am - 2pm Wheelock Mountain Farm (Directions Here)
Once again the trees are tapped, and the sap is flowing. On April 3rd, join us deep in the woods to enjoy the trees, bird songs, sweet maple sap and syrup, laughter, lively conversation, and warm fire. Please bring a potluck dish to share or something to cook on the large griddle. We'll provide plates, cups, bowls and flatware, and maple. The sugarhouse is a good walk from parking at the Red House so put on proper footwear and pack for a short hike in.
We'll be gathering and/or boiling, depending on the trees - come ready to lend a hand if you want! Sugaring at WMF is an all volunteer effort. All money from our syrup sales goes to Wheelock Mountain Farm, helping to pay the substantial property taxes and to keep this land healthy and available to the community for many generations.
If you want to help with sugaring other times during the season, email email@example.com and we'll send you updates of what's happening when.
Directions to the farm are HERE!! Please contact us via email or give us a call at (eight oh two) 533-2296 or 533-9929 with any questions you might have.
Brought to you with love and excitement by the Swap Sisters and Wheelock Mountain Farm. Yea, Spring!
Hey, are you thrifty, creative, and concerned about the amount of energy wasted and junk accumulating on the planet? Join the Swap Sisters on March 20th from 1-4pm at the Hardwick Elementary School for our 2nd annual event all about reducing waste. The bonanza will focus on how to waste less energy and materials by fixing, maintaining, reusing, sharing, repurposing, and coming up with creative alternative solutions. We'll offer a series of short presentations and discussions by community members about fun and practical ways to reduce waste. We'll also have a craft materials swap at the end- bring any non-toxic craft materials that no longer serve your purposes and swap them out for something new and exciting (fabrics, paper, yarn, ribbons, buttons, art supplies...)
Some of the presentations at this year's Waste Less Bonanza include: -How to build simple systems for catching, storing, and solar heating water -Brainstorm session about what to do with cans, bottles, bailing, twine, ....insert junk here -What's it like living without a car in VT? Ride-sharing and hitch hiking -What can we share? A look at how we can share resources as neighbors, including the example of tool sharing by the Small Farmer's Guild -What else can be recycled at ARCC in Barre? -How to turn old sweaters into yarn -How to turn a tin can into a stove For more information and photos from last year's event check out the Facebook Event Page.
Wheelock Mountain Farm is excited to spread the word about Migrant Justice/Justicia Migrante's newest campaign to ensure that Vermont dairy workers have dignified working conditions.
We have a lot of change ahead if we're to live up to our state's image of clean, green, and friendly. The fields and cows may be picturesque and the dairy products wholesome--but what about the lives of people producing this bounty?
In the Vermont dairy industry. . . 40% of dairy workers receive less than the VT minimum wage 20% have their first wages withheld; that's wage theft, folks 30% have to work seven or more hours without a break to eat 30% have had mostly preventable workplace injuries or illnesses Many workers work 12-14 hour days without a day of rest Many workers live in deplorable housing conditions
Please follow these links to learn more and to TAKE ACTION.
Join the Swap Sisters for an afternoon of workshops, tasting, and swapping. The day will focus on all things related to food preservation. We are still working out the details, but hope to offer a range of options from the basics of canning, freezing and fermenting to home butchering, seed saving and more.
Workshops run from 1-5pm, then we break out the samples for happy hour. Everyone is welcome to bring something homemade to share for sampling- beverages or food. At the happy hour we'll also do a "culture swap". If you have extra cultures such as kefir grains, yogurt culture, kombuchas mother, vinegar mother, sourdough....bring some along to share. Please accompany your culture with a label and brief directions.
Childcare is provided, but must be registered for in advance, call 533-9929. The event is by donation- sliding scale $5-$25. Find good directions to Wheelock Mountain Farm at http://wheelockmtnfarm.weebly.com/directions.html For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
WORD!CRAFT is a spoken word and hip hop, participatory experience for all ages featuring poetry and rhymes on Friday, July 31st at 7 p.m. This will take place at Wheelock Mountain Farm, 91 West Wheelock Rd., Greensboro Bend, VT. The first half of the evening is devoted to spoken word and the second half to hip hop, including written pieces and a freestyle cypher, where each participant follows the next in a continuous, improvised flow. This month's theme is "Blue Moon" in honor of that evening's blue moon, so whatever that means to you, bring it in written and/or improvised verse. You can also just come to listen and support lyrical artists! Open mic sign up will begin at 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation $5/person at the door. No one turned away due to a lack of funds! This is a substance free event! Contact email@example.com for more info or http://wheelockmtnfarm.weebly.com/ for directions.
Wheelock Mountain Farm has been hosting 2nd Tuesday of the Month Potlucks for the last four years. Each June, our potluck has commemorated June 11th--The International Day of Solidarity with Marius Mason, Eric McDavid, & Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners. This year, the second Tuesday of June is June 9th, and on that night we will again be honoring and invoking those suffering from state repression for their engagement in eco-liberation struggles. The international June 11th organizing crew is calling this a year of transition and a year for celebration--celebration for Eric McDavid's getting out of prison (10 years early because the FBI was caught with holding evidence from the defense), and for Marius Mason's coming out of an imposed gender role. This year Marius came out publicly as a man and began seeking resources for his physical transition.
This year also saw state repression, and resistance to it, grow with uprisings against police in Ferguson, New York, and Baltimore (to name the most obvious). It is in the spirit of intersectional liberation struggles that we will come together, share stories, information, and strategies, and decide how we can best support our comrades on the inside and on the outside. It'd be great to see lots of folks out, but if you can't make it please consider making a donation and writing a letter to Marius or Eric! <3