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2020

 

Dene Farm Wagon Rides
SEPT/OCT: Dene Farm Wagon Rides

Join Dene Farm managers Ann Hausslein (gardens) and Kim Pinsonneault (livestock) on Wednesdays or Fridays, from 2:00 to 3:30pm, through October, for a wagon ride exploration of Hildene’s Dene Farm. Learn about the diverse natural and cultivated ecosystems and sustainable farming systems. Swing by the greenhouse, hayfields, orchard, wetland overlook, compost facility, apiary, animals (including alpaca, Randall cattle, pigs, sheep, rabbits and chickens), and vegetable and flower gardens. There is a lot to be discovered at Dene Farm! Registration required. $50 for a family or pod of 4 ($10 for each additional member, up to 8 maximum). Call or email Stephanie at (802) 367-7960 or stephanie@hildene.org

Hildene Garden Tours
SEPT/OCT: Garden Tours

Join Hildene horticulturist, Andrea Luchini, for a stroll through gardens rooted in history and maintained to ensure a sustainable future.  Explore both the historic formal, cutting and kitchen gardens, as well as the newer plantings such as the native plant pollinator and butterfly gardens.  Come with your questions! This hour-long tour is for a family or pod of up to 6 people @ $10/person; Mondays and Fridays, 11:00 to noon, by reservation only.  Please contact Stephanie at (802) 367-7960 or stephanie@hildene.org.

Member Walking Group_on the Boardwalk at the Dene
SEPT through NOV: Member Walking Club

Hildene Members are invited to meet at the Welcome Center, Wednesdays at 9am, through November 25, for a morning walk on the trails. Route varies but plan for 50 minutes to 1 hour, and approximately 3 miles. Enjoy the company of friends and neighbors while exploring Hildene's 412 acres and 12 miles of walking trails, through meadows, woods and wetlands, around gardens and farms. The Hildene Member family welcomes you! RSVP to Nan Bambara, Advancement Director: nan@hildene.org

Bobolink bird; Hildene is proud to be a Bobolink Sanctuary!
October 10 Bird Walk

The public is welcome to join a local birding group to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Stephanie at 802.367.7960.  Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 8:00am; participants will be transported down to the Dene by bus. Participants are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Free.

felted_soap_workshop_at_Hildene
November 8 Handmade for the Holidays

Perfect for holiday gifting, or a new pastime, learn to make felted soap with Hildene Farm Staff Kim Pinsonneault. You'll use Hildene Farm wool fiber and Hildene Dairy's own goat milk soap, to create a sustainable, festive and useful home good or gift. $20 for Hildene members/$15 for non-members, plus $15 materials fee. Limited to 15 participants, pre-registration is required by October 25. For more information or to register, call Stephanie at 802-367-7960 or email: stephanie@hildene.org.

Bobolink bird; Hildene is proud to be a Bobolink Sanctuary!
November 21 Bird Walk

The public is welcome to join a local birding group to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Stephanie at 802.367.7960. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 8:00am. Participants are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Free.

Bobolink bird; Hildene is proud to be a Bobolink Sanctuary!
December 12 Bird Walk

The public is welcome to join a local birding group to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Stephanie at 802-367-7960.  Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 8:00am. Participants are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Free.