Here is the planned schedule for the 2015 season. Please see the calendar for event details,location, and times.
We are just a few days away from our annual VBA Winter Meeting. Like in years past, this year’s Winter Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Vermont Farm Show on Tuesday January 27th. The Vermont Farm Show has graciously offered us free space to host our meeting.
The address for our meeting location is:
Champlain Valley Exposition
Blue Ribbon Pavilion
105 Pearl St. Essex Junction, VT 05452
Registration begins as 8:45am
Adjourn around 3:30pm
We are finalizing this year’s meeting agenda and will send out an update prior to the meeting. Here is a sneak preview of what this year’s meeting will look like.
We're only a little over two weeks into Winter which means only ten weeks until Spring. Days are getting longer and bee supply companies will soon be taking orders for bees. If you have your 2015 plan in place be prepared to start placing orders very soon. Contact you preferred supplier to identify their time frame for taking orders. Many local providers may already be sold out but please check with them just in case they had a cancellation. See the MARKETPLACE tab on the VBA website for local providers. The Northern and Southern workshops are being developed with the schedules expected to be published by the end of January. See the WORKSHOPS tab for locations and directions.
MONTPELIER – A slow change in agricultural practices is having an unintended consequence: limiting food for bees.
Since the 1980s, Vermont has lost more than 100,000 acres of hay fields that used to be full of bee friendly blooming alfalfa and clover. That means bees today aren’t finding as many flowering plants as they need to flourish. And while hay is still grown, it is often cut before it can bloom, making it more nutritious for cows but bad for bees.
Have you ever thought about getting your Master Gardener certification? Now's your chance!
The University of Vermont Extension Master Gardner program will be offering a course in February 2015 at various locations around the State.
Click this link to learn more or sign up: UVM Master Gardener Course