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Workshop: Making Your Bed: Starting Your Garden

Imagine a beautiful garden with bountiful harvests and minimal pest and disease problems! This workshop will help you learn how to prepare your garden beds by covering topics like sheet mulching, bed building, and amending your soil for maximum fertility. Simple additions to your garden’s soil can mean healthier plants, less disease and pest pressure, and food that is as nutrient dense as possible. We’ll also talk about seedling care and how to select plants for your garden. Ask questions about specific crops and hear answers from a professional vegetable farmer! We will be planting, so come prepared to get your hands dirty!

Instructor: Scott Courcelle, Alchemy Gardens

To learn more about Scott and Alchemy Gardens visit: http://www.alchemygardensvt.com/

RSVP for the workshop at https://www.rutlandrec.com/gardens. The suggested donation for this workshop is $5.00. For more information about the workshop or community garden plots contact April Cioffi at (802)773-1853 or aprilc@rutlandrec.com

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Winter Fest Snow Sculpture Contest

Gather your friends and carve some snow! This is a FREE event this year!

2 DIVISIONS
Amateur: Hasn’t entered sanctioned carving events in the past – Recreational Fun

Pro: Has entered sanctioned carving events in the past – Previous Competition experience

SCHEDULE
Amateur: Sat. 23rd from 10am-2pm (winner determined by Cairo Shriners)

Pro: Commence carving Fri. 22nd at 9am
– Lights provided for evening work (lights out 9pm Fri.)
– Sat 23rd all day and all night carve, carve, carve
– Carving finished Sun. 24 at 12pm (winner determined by people’s choice)

RULES
– All carving blocks will be 4’x4’x8’
– You may choose to have your block oriented vertically or horizontally.
– No power equipment may be utilized in creating your piece. Hand tools only
– You have the option to color and/or decorate your piece. This is not required
– No less than 1 and no more than 4 carvers can work on a piece at one time

FREE TO ENTER
Limit Space Available:
– Amateur: 8 blocks available
– Professional: 6 blocks available
Trophy’s for 1st & 2nd place

JUDGING
Amature: Cairo Shriners
Pro: Sculptors Choice (Criteria:Message, Creativity & Technical)

Don’t forget, the Chili Cookoff will be taking place at Main Street Park from 12-2pm on Saturday February 23rd!

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Winter Fest Go – Play Day & Teddy Bear Carry

Completely FREE Event
Giorgetti Park will host the Winter Fest activities on Sunday from 10am–2pm. Participants will enjoy many activities throughout the day:
Teddy Bear Carry competition Sponsored by Vermont Teddy Bear Company
Snowshoeing/hiking in Pine Hill Park
Ice skating
Food & drinks
Marshmallow roasting by the fire pit with Sun Common
Sledding (BYO Sled)
Raffle Prizes
Dress for the weather and come have some fun!

Sponsors and community Partners that make this event possible: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Vermont Teddy Bear Company, Alliance Community Fellowship, Rutland City Public Schools, Sun Common.

About Winter Fest: Winter Fest, get out and enjoy one of Vermont’s most beautiful seasons with the annual event to celebrate being outside in the winter season. This event has been a Rutland tradition for over a decade and will be fun what ever the weather!

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