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City Market offers a year-round roster of in-person classes, virtual classes, and outdoor programming. For the sake of fellow attendees and staff, please do not attend any in-person City Market class if you feel unwell. Our classes are appropriate for people aged 16 and older. We appreciate your cooperation!
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Classes & Events Calendar
10:00am - 12:00pm
Join Ethan Tapper, the Chittenden County Forester, for “Understanding Forest Management: Managing Forests for a Changing Climate” a walk of a forest management project at the Westford Forest.
What does it mean to love a forest at this moment in time? In the midst of a climate crisis and a biodiversity crisis, as our forest reel from the legacies of the past, face an incredible array of threats and stressors in the present and move into an uncertain future, it is clear that to do nothing is not an option. Forests need our help, and we have the tools to help them – the only question is if we will choose to do so.
We will walk the area and talk about forests, forest management, and forest ecology. Please bring an open mind and all those questions you’ve never had a chance to ask about forest management.
This walk will happen “rain (snow, mud) or shine.” Participants should be ready to spend a couple hours outdoors in whatever weather we find ourselves in, with some light walking on a gravel trail.
To join the walk, meet at the parking lot of the Westford Elementary School.
As the Chittenden County Forester for the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Ethan Tapper advises private landowners, municipalities, conservation organizations, foresters and loggers on the responsible stewardship of forestland, administers Vermont’s Use Value Appraisal (or “Current Use”) program in the County, and manages over 4,500 acres of Community Forests. He writes a monthly column for 11 newspapers and a quarterly column in Northern Woodlands magazine, maintains a YouTube channel with over 100 videos, and leads public events in Vermont and throughout New England which are attended by thousands of people each year. Ethan is the Northeast-Midwest State Foresters Alliance’s 2021 CFM Forester of the Year, the 2021 recipient of the Vermont American Tree Farm System’s Education and Outreach Award, 2020 recipient of Vermont Coverts’ James B. Engle Award, and the 2022 recipient of the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program’s Vermont Tree Steward Award.
In his spare time, Ethan manages his own homestead, orchard and 175-acre forest – “Bear Island” – in Bolton, with the help of his trusty Timberjack skidder, “Red.”
Learn more about Ethan’s work at: https://linktr.ee/ChittendenCountyForester
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Handmade in Vermont, Mighty Mudita's plant-based deli slices are a tasty alternative to your sandwich fillings. Packed with protein and packaged without a ton of plastic waste, you can eat your favorite lunch secure in your environmental impact. They'll be slicing up some samples at our Downtown store on Saturday, February 24. Come by and try them out!
5:30pm - 7:00pm
*all registrations in this class have been filled!*
Interested in joining the ranks of sourdough baking fans, but not sure how or where to start? Join Heike Meyer, bakeress of Brot Bakehouse School and Kitchen, for a livestream on the foundational basics of sourdough.
Topics range from feeding and maintaining a starter culture, using sourdough in bread baking, and finally get some tips and recipes how to use all your discard sourdough.
This class will be held on Zoom, and more info/joining instructions will be sent to participants in advance. Please note that the class will not be recorded - please join us live!
1:30pm - 3:30pm
*all registrations in this walk have been filled!*
Visit a hidden gem in the heart of Burlington to learn about the geology of our area and practice tree identification in East Woods with Naturalist GeneO Desideraggio. This site has an interesting social and geological history, and a myriad of interesting plants and natural features.
Spaces for this walk are limited and registration is required.
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us for a guided beer and cheese pairing at Burlington Beer Company’s beautiful space. We’ll learn about the brewery and hear from staff about the Vermont beer industry, then taste a variety of local cheeses paired with beers from the brewery. This class is ideal for beer lovers interested in learning more about food pairings, or brew novices interested in learning more about the offerings from one of our local vendors!
*Please note, this class is 21+ only*