Project Learning Tree Workshop

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

We will offer a Project Learning Tree workshop on Saturday, October 2, from 9am to 3pm. Project Learning Tree, an award-winning environmental education program, uses trees and forests in activities and resources to engage children in learning about the environment. The workshop is designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from …

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Sunday Meet & Feed

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join Merck staff on Sunday afternoons as they go about afternoon chores feeding our animals. Get to know our sheep, horses, chickens, and pigs during our daily routine. Fee: $5pp Due to staffing constraints, we are not able to accommodate last-minute registrations or walk-ins. Please register by noon on the  Saturday before for this program …

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$5

Second Saturday Hike

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Enjoy a guided hike with a MFFC staff member who will discuss the ecology, history, farming culture and forestry of the area. Wear proper hiking footgear for our rugged trails, and bring water, snacks and bug spray. Please arrive 15 minutes before hike begins at 2:00 pm. Fee: $5 per person, pre-registration is required. Register for …

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$5

Connected Taconics Block Gathering

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Do you live in the Northern Taconic mountains of Vermont between Rupert, Dorset, Manchester, Sunderland, Arlington, and Sandgate? What do you feel when you think of your lands and those around you? What is your vision for the future; what challenges do you see and what resources are needed to help achieve your vision? These questions and …

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Volunteer Work Party

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

From mulching raspberries to maintaining trails, volunteers work side-by-side MFFC staff in stewarding the land. Come give a hand, and learn while you work! Click HERE to register for the fun.

Free
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Second Saturday Hike

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

A moderate hike (or snowshoe, depending on snow cover) two days after the new moon. Participants should bring a flashlight or headlamp, and must be dressed for the cold, with proper footwear. Please arrive 15 minutes before hike begins at 4:00 pm. Fee: $5 per person, pre-registration is required. Register for the Second Saturday Hike HERE. Event …

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$5
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Wreath Making Workshop

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

One of our favorite holiday events! Join Merck Forest elves in creating a holiday wreath from greens sourced at Merck Forest. Ribbons for bows and natural materials for decorating are provided. Bring along your own decorations to embellish your wreath. Register for morning session (10am-12n) or afternoon session (1pm-3). This is an indoor activity with limited …

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$25