Green Drinks

Green-Drinks-2What is Green Drinks?

Board member Barbara Barry explains solar energy options.

Board member Barbara Barry explains solar energy options.

Every month people from the all over the Upper Valley get together for informal  social and educational sessions known as Green Drinks.

We have a lively mixture of individuals, businesses, politicians, non-profits, and municipal leaders. Everyone is welcome join in on the conversation and we will look after you and introduce you to whoever to other folks in the community. It’s a great way of catching up with people you know and also for making new contacts. Everyone invites someone else along, so there’s always a different crowd, making Green Drinks an organic, self-organizing network.

Solarize program coordinator Zach Ralph speaking at Green Drinks event in 2014.

Solarize program coordinator Zach Ralph speaking at Green Drinks event in 2014.

In Woodstock Green Drinks is sponsored by Sustainable Woodstock and has been going on every month Since 2014. We invite local non-profits, businesses and individuals to make a short presentation that highlights their sustainability and “Green” initiatives in our area. Our hope is to foster an open and fun atmosphere which is welcoming to everyone that wants to join in. We work to engage people in new initiatives and empower them to get involved and take action in our communities. Green Drinks is a  platform to meet new people, explore new opportunities, and enjoy complimentary eats from local restaurants.

When and where?

If you haven’t attended Green Drinks yet they take place every 3rd Thursday of every Month. They are free and open to everyone. We work to keep the conversation around building a sustainable community alive at these events.

In Woodstock, we hold Green Drinks gatherings at the Worthy Kitchen, on Rt. 4 east of the village, or in other locations depending on the topic.

Contact Zach Ralph at Sustainable Woodstock for more information.  457-2911  or zach@sustainablewoodstock.org

“Collaboration is the key to efficient problem solving.  Green Drinks brings us all together in one room to meet like-minded people on the cutting edge of what’s next in sustainability.  Meeting people outside of your regular circles helps you avoid professional mono-culture.”

–A Green Drinks participant in New York City.

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2019 Upcoming Schedule:

SEED SAVING WORKSHOP
Presenter: Sylvia Davatz
July 25, 2019 5:30pm-7:00pm
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP, Forest Center [GOOGLE MAP]
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
Since the turn of the 20th century we have lost over 97% of our commercial vegetable varieties. Saving seed from the vegetables in your garden offers the opportunity to reconnect with the richness of endangered history, culture, and flavor, and to preserve beloved varieties. This workshop will cover the basics of saving vegetable seeds, explaining issues of pollination, timing, spacing, annual vs. biennial varieties, isolation, and harvesting, cleaning, drying, and storing seed. Terms such as open-pollinated, hybrid, “selfer” and “crosser” will be explained, and we’ll talk about the philosophical as well as the practical benefits of preserving our irreplaceable vegetable and grain diversity.

SOURCE TO SEA: The Connecticut River Conservancy

Presenters: Brett Morrison, Ron Rhodes, Michael Caduto, Marie Caduto 
August 15, 2019 5:30pm-7:00pm
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP, Forest Center [GOOGLE MAP]
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
style=”text-align: center;”>Ottaquechee River and the CT River Watershed – How can you help ensure a better future ahead despite the issues and challenges. Join us for a short film that follows the Connecticut River Conservancy on their “Source to Sea” journey down the CT river and a panel discussion with some local river stewards.

Past 2019 Green Drinks

2018 Green Drinks Schedule(PDF)

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