October at the Intervale Center

Summervale 2021 Recap Video
We had a blast at Summervale! Thank you for coming down and supporting our mission to strengthen community food systems. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing sponsors, community partners, vendors, artists, and YOU!
Thursday, October 28
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Intervale Center
Bat week is Oct 24-31. What kinds of bats live in Vermont? What should you do if you see a bat? Explore the world of bats in Vermont with the Intervale Center and Vermont Fish & Wildlife. Register using this link.
Join wildlife biologist Alyssa Bennett from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department as she takes us into the fascinating world of Vermont’s only night-flying mammals. You will learn about the habitat needs, benefits of, and threats to our nine species of bats. Find out how you can create bat habitat in your own back yard and help us monitor the populations of bats that sometimes call our homes their own.
On the Blog
Love the Land with VT Fish & Wildlife

This past year at the Intervale Center we have had a blast working in partnership with Vermont Fish & Wildlife. Both organizations manage land here in the Intervale and value conservation and community access, so who better to team-up with on a slew of fun and educational events? From self-guided wildlife tracking walks to this fall’s upcoming bat presentation, we are creating exciting and meaningful opportunities to learn and connect to nature and each other.  
Read on here.
Locally Sourced Wood Chips

One of the new things happening at the Intervale Conservation Nursery (ICN) is the introduction of ramial wood chips as part of our fertility system. Just as I was thinking that we should give this a try in some of our new planting beds, Ellie Mesler, who has a homestead in Milton,  reached out to say that she had “twigs and branches left from tree removal on 3 acres of my land. The twigs and branches are a mix of beech, oak, maple and poplar and there is a separate section with all white and red pine twigs and branches.” 
Read on here.
Conservation Efforts through Burlington Wildways

We were fortunate in our internship with Burlington Wildways to be able to have hands in many pots in the Burlington conservation community. We met a diverse array of skilled professionals and participated in many projects and ongoing efforts, such as native tree plantings with the Intervale Conservation Nursery, gleaning with the Intervale Center’s food access staff and participating in weekly volunteer groups tackling invasives, led by Duncan Murdoch, Intervale Center’s Natural Areas Stewardship Coordinator. In addition to the freedom to do experimentation with invasive plant eradication, including trying our hand at goat care, our internship evolved into a very rewarding experience.
Read on here.