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Ideas and education

W. BRATTLEBORO Looking Inward at White Power and Privilege - "40 Days of Fire": Mark Hughes presents this statewide racial justice community organizing initiative designed to electorize the fight against the current use of racial dog whistles in discourse and debate by educating and empowering folks to break their silence and to enlist Vermonters to learn more about and engage in our ongoing efforts in the fight against overt and systemic racism in VT. This joint effort by Justice For All and Rights and Democracy is offering folks in all communities across the state an opportunity to host and participate in training and empowerment sessions, conduct workshops, register to vote and participate in voter engagement opportunities as well as directly confront candidates and elected officials on the issues of racial justice and the rights of those in traditionally marginalized communities. A light lunch will be served. 11:30 a.m: lunch, 12 noon: program. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 29 South St. Information:


SAXTONS RIVER Advanced Backyard Composting Workshop: Crafting a recipe for an aerated backyard compost system is a critical element to successfully transform the rotting pile of food into a healthy soil amendment that also protects wildlife. An overview of the soil food web will help you understand how and why to create compost that benefits your soil while managing kitchen and yard waste. Learn how to construct a pile that applies principles of structure and density to ensure that your living compost can hold air and water, creating the conditions that diverse microbial populations need to thrive. Suitable for all levels of understanding, and applicable for all sizes of family and neighborhood compost systems. Instructor Cat Buxton is a community organizer, compost consultant and soil health educator. She runs Grow More, Waste Less and is founder of the Vermont Healthy Soils Coalition. She serves on the Board of Directors for Rural Vermont, the Soil Carbon Coalition, and Upper Valley Food Co-op. Sponsored by Living Earth Action Group. Made possible by a Grant from New England Grassroots Environmental Fund. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. $5 to $20 suggested donation at door (no one turned away for lack of funds). Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Register in advance: 802-387-5779,

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Edible Brattleboro: Share the Harvest: The Share the Harvest stand is offering free produce, thanks to the generosity of local gardeners and farmers. We welcome donations from your garden. Bring your own bags. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sundays. Free. Turning Point, 39 Elm St. Donations of fresh produce accepted at the stand or contact Marilyn to arrange a different time/location:

BRATTLEBORO Indigo Radio - 107.7 FM: Listen to a group of area educators seeking to learn through engaging with others in our community and throughout the world. They talk about educational and social issues both globally and locally and connecting them to our lives and Brattleboro community. 12 p.m. every Sunday. Brattleboro Community Radio. Information:


BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Diana Moore. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108,



October 2018