Spring Fling turns to Summer Events!

Our upcoming shows begin May 3: Peter Schumann of the Bread & Puppet Theater; Misoo and Wendy Copp; then John Douglas and Joan Watson…. and lastly - Sept is “Textures & Textiles”. Look for more details (to come soon !) under Exhibits and Calendar.


SUNDAY August 19, 9-4pm Spoon Carving Workshop with Alex Forbes and her Wonder Wagon traveling studio. If interested please contact me ASAP - Diane Gayer at greentaraspace@gmail.com

This one-day workshop leads participants through the creation of their own cooking / serving ladle out of cherry, maple, mahogany or other hardwood. Starting with a conversation about design and use, participants will choose wood and begin designing and shaping their spatula. You will be using a band saw to cut out the initial shape and then using a number of hand carving and shaping tools including gouges, spoke shaves and rasps. Then carvers will shape and finish a spatula to a fine polish ready for the kitchen.

This workshop is for anyone hankering to carve a ladle, spoon or spatula and who likes working with their hands. Beginners and experienced carvers welcome. Alex’s workshop can be seen here: http://vimeo.com/84880454

Summer Solstice Fare

The living/green roof now shares space with the sculpture "Waves" by Kate Pond, the geese have been tagged (banded) by Fish & Wildlife, Jack & Friends are playing music on Sunday June 24 at 11am, we have new eats & treats Hazelnut Jam cookies and Torta de la nonna (a ricotta based cheesecake with toasted pine nuts), and the light and colour of Ed Owre and Holly Rae Taylor's Abstract Landscapes: Solid and LIght are dancing around the gallery with the light and color of the corn growing outside. The play between Art and Environment is in everything around us... Happy Summer Solstice!

LCC - Cyanobacteria Monitor Trainings: June 6, 3pm

Lake Champlain Committee: Cyanobacteria Monitor Trainings

Help assess Lake Champlain water conditions around the lake. Complete our cyanobacteria monitor interest form if you're interested in monitoring during the 2018 season or want to attend a training session to learn more about the lake. Feel free to share this invite with other lake lovers.

Monitoring will begin in June and run through at least Labor Day with as many monitors as possible continuing to collect data until the end of September. Both new and returning monitors need to receive annual training. Participants must have weekly access to the same shoreline location (either public or private) and be able to file online reports. The program provides critical data on where and when blooms are happening and is relied on by citizens as well as health, environmental and recreation agencies. It also provides data to help understand the triggers for blooms so we can reduce their frequency. Data from the monitoring program is regularly uploaded to the Lake Champlain cyanobacteria data tracker map hosted by the Vermont Department of health and accessible to anyone with internet access.

The LCC monitor training sessions are free and open to the public but please pre-register to ensure we have enough space and materials. Presentations will last about an hour and a half and provide background about cyanobacteria (AKA blue-green algae), guidance on how to differentiate it from other lake phenomena, instructions for assessing water conditions, and actions to take to reduce blooms. Contact us at lcc@lakechamplaincommittee.org or (802) 658-1414 if you have any questions or would like to help organize a training session for your community.


Bob and Mary McKearin, LCC cyanobacteria monitors for Burlington's North Beach.