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The GROW YOUR OWN GARDEN Project was first created by Sustainable Woodstock in response to the immediate need for food experienced by many individuals and families as a result of school closings and economic disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sustainable Woodstock is now working long-term with the Woodstock Community Food Shelf and other area nonprofits to help families become more self-sufficient by growing their own nutritious and delicious vegetables and herbs. We sincerely hope that those who choose to GROW YOUR OWN GARDEN will find joy, sustenance and fulfillment in the creative act of gardening.

• These gardening kits are designed for those who want to begin gardening in order to supplement their household food supply, and who would not otherwise be able to afford purchasing the seeds and plants required to establish a garden. Each GROW YOUR OWN GARDEN kit includes a well-rounded variety of seeds and seedlings and an introductory organic gardening book. Applicants must be residents of the towns served by the Windsor Central Supervisory Union (Barnard, Bridgewater, Killington, Pomfret, Plymouth, Reading, Woodstock).

• First-time GROW YOUR OWN GARDEN participants are eligible to receive seeds, seedlings and a gardening book.

• Returning GROW YOUR OWN GARDEN participants (those who received a GYOG kit in 2020 or 2021) are eligible to receive seeds and seedlings.

Click HERE for the Application Form, which is quick and easy to complete.

Sustainable Woodstock’s GROW YOUR OWN GARDEN project is funded by a major grant from the Green Mountain Foundation. Additional support comes from Claremont Savings Bank Foundation, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and Vermont Community Foundation. The project is also supported by other regional non-profits and the caring and compassionate individuals who are working hard to provide food for all. Program partners & supporters include: Sherburne Farms, West Lebanon Feed & Supply, Yankee Bookshop, Woodstock Community Food Shelf and Woodstock Area Relief Fund.



Green Drinks–Public Transportation Pilot at The Thompson Center

Green Drinks–Public Transportation Pilot at The Thompson Center

Thursday May 19th, 5:30 PM

Location: virtual

Register here

Did you know that the Thompson Center offers one of the only public transportation services in the Woodstock Area? The Thompson Center offers a variety of supportive services through their Aging at Home program, including an upcoming micro-transit project with Tri-Valley Transit.  Other services offered include: referrals to vetted service providers, free gently used medical equipment, tax assistance, home-delivered meals, transportation, and now homesharing facilitation.

Motherload Film Screening

Motherload Film Screening

May 24th-25th, open 48 hours

Location: virtual

Reserve your Free spot here

Cohosted by the Upper Valley Sierra Club and Sustainable Woodstock

MOTHERLOAD is a crowdsourced documentary in which the cargo bicycle becomes a vehicle for exploring motherhood in this digital age of climate change. The film follows director and new mother Liz Canning on her quest to understand the increasing tension between modern life and our hunter-gatherer DNA, and how cargo bikes offer a solution. As Liz meets the people behind this push to replace cars with purpose-built bikes, she learns about the history and potential future of the bicycle as the “ultimate social revolutionizer.” Conflict arises when characters encounter cultural resistance, in particular bikelash focused on women and mothers.

MOTHERLOAD draws connections here to the struggle of cyclist Suffragettes and to women's seemingly endless fight for bodily autonomy. Ultimately, Liz's experiences as a cyclist, as a mother, and in discovering the cargo bike world, teach her that sustainability is not necessarily about compromise and sacrifice, and that there are few things more empowering in an age of consumption than the ability to create everything from what seems to be nothing.

Free and open to all. Donations are welcome and go to support our local arts community. Make donations at https://pentanglearts.org/get-involved/donations/

Hosted by Sustainable Woodstock and Pentangle Arts. Made possible by our underwriters VERMONT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION and MASCOMA BANK and sponsors Ellaway Group, The Unicorn, Yankee Bookshop, and Mark Knott DDS.

Hosted by Sustainable Woodstock and Pentangle Arts. Made possible by our underwriters VERMONT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION and MASCOMA BANK and sponsors Ellaway Group, The Unicorn, Yankee Bookshop, and Mark Knott DDS.

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