Want to get paid to garden this summer? Consider applying to become one of the first ‘Seed
to Table' garden interns.
The Seed to Table interns will work from May - August on the
Seed to Table garden and also participate in educational opportunities relating
to environmentally friendly living and sustainable agriculture. Interns will
work an average of five days a week and have two days off (both interns will
not have the same days off) Interns will be paid a $4,000.00 stipend for the
summer. Funding is provided through the
Mellon Foundation. Housing will be
The Interns will be expected to spend at least ten hours working
with Seed to Table before the end of spring term. Interns will be expected to take part in
additional educational opportunities throughout the summer, and present a
conclusion of their experience during a meal at the beginning of the Fall 2011
A Hive demonstration with local beekeeper Greg Kalicin
What goes on behind the scenes of the honeybee hive? Greg and Deb Kalicin are the owners of Harmoney Farm in Lisbon, NY. Greg is also the president of the Empire State Honey Producers Association. With real demonstration hives, Greg will go over the fascinating basics of inside the hive and allow participants to have a better understanding of bees. No experience necessary, all are welcome!
We will meet at 3:30pm on the Greenhouse (70 park street) lawn if weather permits. If not, we'll go inside. Baked goods provided. :)
Two Honeybee documentaries showing in Griffiths 123 auditorium (down the hall from the new perfomance hall)
Silence of the Bees
"Silence of the Bees explores one of nature's most baffling mysteries: the disappearance of the honeybee. Join researchers as they scramble to discover why honeybees are dying in record numbers and to stop the epidemic before it spreads further."
Tales From the Hive
"This documentary captures rarely seen images from the life of a bee: the queen's "wedding flight," a struggle between rivals for the queenship, and the "waggle" dance (in which the scout bees convey the exact location of nectar to a group of attentive bees). The highly social world of bees is revealed, as they share in the gathering of food, communication, shelter construction, and defense."
Come to either or stay for a night of bees! Hope to see you there!
Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and the current state of Beekeeping-
Learn why bees all over the world are dying and how each of us influences their survival
by Ross Conrad, Winston Room at 7pm
Ross Conrad learned his craft from world-renowned beekeeper and apitherapist, Charles Mraz, and Charlie's son Bill. Conrad is a former president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, a regular contributor to Bee Culture - The Magazine of American Beekeeping, and author of Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches To Modern Apiculture. Ross has given bee related presentations and led organic beekeeping workshops and classes throughout North America for many years. His human-scale beekeeping business, Dancing Bee Gardens, supplies friends and neighbors with honey and candles among other bee related products.
Associated with the week of climate
: CHANGE events, films dealing with social and environmental issues
produced by University Trustee Sarah Johnson Redlich will be shown. The film festival will culminate with the North Country premiere of ‘The Last Mountain,’ which highlights the destruction of mountaintop coal removal and features the work of Bobby Kennedy Jr.
As part of the week of climate
: CHANGE events, guest Bill McKibben will
give a talk on ‘Global
and Local: Updates from the Climate Fight.'
Bill McKibben has been called
"probably the nation's leading environmentalist" by the Boston Globe. Time magazine called him "the world's
best green journalist." Foreign Policy magazine named him to its
inaugural list of the "100 most important global thinkers." McKibben's "The End of Nature" (1989) was the
first book for a general audience warning of the threat of climate change. He is the author of twelve books and numerous
articles in America's leading magazines.
His most recent book, "Eaarth." contends that our planet is forever
changed by man-made carbon emissions, and that we must learn to adjust to the consequences. In 2007 Bill McKibben, working with students
at Middlebury College, initiated demonstrations against global warming in all
fifty states- the largest day of protest in the nation's history. In 2009 he launched 350.org, which has
coordinated 5,200 demonstrations in 181 countries aimed at urging legislative
bodies to curb carbon emissions.
McKibben is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College.