• 2019,  Billings Farm and Museum,  Contemporary Issues,  Education,  Nature, Science, and Technology,  Sustainability,  Sustainable Woodstock

    20190427 Dancing With The Cannibal Giant

    ” Dancing With the Cannibal Giant: Five New Stories for the Great Transition is a documentary film portraying five remarkable stories of people and places transforming the world.  Narrated by Penobscot elder, Sherri Mitchell (Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset), we are introduced to the Penobscot mythology of the cannibal giant: a creature awakened by the destruction of mother earth.  The film is told through the lens of this powerful prophecy: only if people can awaken to their own destruction, and the need for change, will the cannibal giant be put back to sleep.

    Buckminster Fuller said, “THE BEST WAY TO PREDICT THE FUTURE IS TO CREATE IT.” 

  • 2017,  Billings Farm and Museum,  Travel and Adventure

    Woodworking & Forest Festival weekend at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park

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    “From Vermont farm and forest to Vermont farm tables! Do you love Vermont handmade furniture? Need a new farm table or other solid wood furniture for your home? Calling all families, lovers of the forests, and woodworking fans! You’re invited to the Vermont Forest Festival this Fall in beautiful Woodstock, Vermont. Meet Vermont wood artisans and furniture makers while shopping for wood products at the Billings Farm & Museum. Vermont woodworking vendors will be selling their unique products, including wood carvings, cutting boards, turned bowls, home accessories, jewelry, puzzles, handcrafted boxes, toys & games, wooden birds, unique chairs, bedroom and dining furniture, & more! Watch modern and traditional lathe turning techniques by professional wood turners on the farm grounds. Enjoy hands-on family friendly activities at the Farm and National Park. Meet the draft horses, sheep, and jersey cows as you discover more about Vermont’s farming and forest heritage. Once you are done with your woodworking & farm experience, walk directly across the street (no need to move your car from Billings Farm) and enjoy the Forest Festival weekend at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park. Wagon rides, horse logging, children’s woodcraft’s, forest tours, and so much more! “

  • Billings Farm and Museum,  Nature, Science, and Technology,  Sustainability,  Sustainable Woodstock

    Working Woodlands – Managing Forests for Carbon Storage

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    Working Woodlands Workshop – Managing Forests for Carbon Storage

    From Sunday, August 27, 2017
    Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
    Woodstock

    “Join Dr. William Keeton from the University of Vermont as he presents information from his long-term monitoring plots at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and discusses how forest retain carbon. We will also visit two of the long-term monitoring plots to see how data are collected. This workshop is co-sponsored by Sustainable Woodstock, Vermont Coverts, and Vermont Woodlands Association.”