Hildene to Offer Public Programs on Invasives, Chickens
Ted Elliman, plant ecologist and author of ‘Wildflowers of New England,’ will bring his 30 years of botanical work and his experience as contract ecologist for the National Park Service to Hildene on Saturday, May 4, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Elliman has written numerous articles on botanical subjects for conservation organizations, scientific journals and state and federal environmental agencies. He is currently a plant ecologist for the Native Plant Trust in Framingham, Mass., where supervision of the HIs presentation, ‘Early Detection/Rapid Response,’ is designed to help people identify the invasive plants that will be making their way into southern Vermont soon, and what to do about them. The cost is $10 for Hildene members or $15 for non-members.
On Sunday, May 5, from 2 to 4 p.m., Dene Farm staff Kim Pinsonneault and Brooke Decker, will offer a workshop for people considering raising chickens for eggs. The fee is $10 for members or $15 for non-members. Space is limited to 20 participants.
Preregistration is required by May 3 for both programs. To register, contact Stephanie at 802-367-7960 or email [email protected] Hildene is located south of Manchester Village, just off Route 7A To learn more, visit hildene.org.