Merck Forest and Farm Center Farm Management Rupert Vermont
Teaching and demonstrating the benefits of innovative, sustainable management of forest and farmland


To learn more about our upcoming events, call the Visitor Center at 802-394-7836.

Advance reservations--made on a first-come first-served basis--are required for most events due to space limitations or scheduling considerations. Payment in full is due upon registration. Membership discounts apply to many events.

For outdoor events, please dress for the weather: sturdy shoes/boots, layered clothing, snow/raingear, flashlight, snacks and water. All outdoor events are held weather permitting: if there's any question please call the Visitor Center to confirm that an event will be held.

Game of Logging: Level 4

Date/Time: Saturday, June 25,  8am.
Please call the Visitor Center to register: 802-394-7836

There are still a few slots open for this advanced class in chainsaw training. Only participants who have completed Levels 1, 2 and 3 will be allowed to register.

Solstice Moon Viewing and Hike

Date/Time: Monday, June 20,  7pm.
Cost: Free

Enjoy a moonlit hike led by Chris Hubbard.

Farm Chores for Children

Date/Time: Thursdays through the summer from 2pm to 4pm, starting 6/23 and ending 8/18.
Cost: $2.5 per person; child must be accompanied by an adult.

These farm-centered "workshops" are designed to introduce your children ages 3 and up to simple farm routines and products, and to meet our animals under expert supervision. Please Pre-Register early, because participation is limited.

Film Screening

America's First Forest: Carl Schenck & The Asheville Experiment

Date/Time: Friday, June 24,  7pm - 8:30pm
Cost: Free
Location: Riley Center at Burr & Burton Academy, Manchester 57 Seminary Avenue, Manchester, VT

We are excited to present a screening of the new documentary America's First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment. This is the first film to examine the pivotal role of Biltmore Estate chief forester Carl Schenck and America’s first school of forestry in American history. Dr. Scheck has a local connection: he was cousin and mentor to George Merck, founder of Merck Forest & Farmland Center.

The screening will be followed by a discussion period.  All are welcome; refreshments will be available.


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We are not affiliated with, nor do we receive annual support from Merck & Co. Inc.
We are not part of any government agency. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent
allowed by law and are greatly appreciated!

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