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Ideas and education

WILMINGTON Aquaponics For Beginners: Want to learn about Aquaponics - a system of aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks or ponds) in which waste produced by farmed fish supplies nutrients for plants grown hydroponically (cultivating plants in water), which in turn purifies the water? Aquaponics combines the two distinct farming methods, aquaculture & hydroponics in a symbiotic closed-loop environment. As existing hydroponic and aquaculture farming techniques form the basis for all aquaponic systems, the size, complexity, types of foods grown in an aquaponic system can vary as much as any system found in either farming discipline. Join us to learn more about this type of food growing. 4 p.m. Hosted by Pettee Memorial Library. Old School Community Center, 1 School St. Information: 802-464-8557,

Community building

Marlboro Alliance Auction (Online): The Alliance's usual fundraisers, such as Summer Sale and Marlboro Music Festival Benefit Concert, were not able to be held during the Covid-19 pandemic. This auction provides an alternate means of raising funds for the Alliance's Community Grant program. These grants benefit Marlboro organizations such as Marlboro Cares, Marlboro Community Center, Marlboro Library, and the Volunteer Fire Dept., to name a few. Any organization that supports the Marlboro community may apply for these community grants. Auction offers goods and services including artwork, baked goods, handcrafted knit/crocheted/woven items, household items, more. (Questions: Auction Info/Donation Form: Through Monday, October 26. Online. Information: Browse the offerings and make a bid:

Building a Green Future Together - Town Hall With David Zuckerman (via Zoom): Vermont Conservation Voters, VPIRG Votes, and the Vermont Sierra Club have all endorsed Lt. Governor David Zuckerman in his run for Governor. For years, these three groups have been advocating and fighting for clean air and water and healthy communities in VT. They know the ins and outs of statewide policy debates, the champions and leaders, and who's been putting in the important work - both at the podium and behind-the-scenes. Come hear from these organizations on why they have each chosen Zuckerman as the best leader to move VT forward at this critical time as we recover and rebuild from the interlocking public health, economic, racial justice, and climate crises. Q&A follows where you can ask Zuckerman your questions on his vision for our state and why he believes he's the right leader for VT. Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with info about joining the webinar:


BRATTLEBORO Solidarity Fridays - Our Struggles Are Connected: Weekly protest organized by Brattleboro Solidarity, The Root Justice Center, Tenants Union of Brattleboro, and Lost River Racial Justice focusing on current local/national issues. Bring signs, banners, chalk, noise makers to rally for the world we want. This week we'll make connections between the struggles of people on a global scale - from the annexation of land and occupation of Palestine, to brutal weaponized tactics of Federal agents against Portland protesters, to the systemic racism rampant across the world, and to local efforts toward examining police brutality and safety in Brattleboro, in the diversity of our struggles we are all united!. 5-7 p.m. Masks required (masks on hand for those without). Hand sanitizer on site. Consider donating from Groundworks wish list: deodorant, disposable razors, umbrellas, men's belts, notebooks/pens, playing cards and classic board games (chess), bug spray, Benadryl, sunblock. Pliny Park, Corner Main & High St.



October 2020