Snake Mountain Bluegrass and the Connor Sisters
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Time: 5 p.m.
Cost: Free-will donation
What's better than spending a summer evening eating a picnic dinner, listening to a local band play bluegrass, and taking in the beautiful views at Merck Forest? Join us again this summer for a concert on the sap house lawn. Bring your own chairs or blankets and a picnic supper!
Starting in July, daily, times: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Bring your own containers or stop by the Visitor Center for a container.
The berry patches just keep expanding. This year, the farm will still have delicious raspberries and blueberries for you to pick, and we have added fall-bearing raspberries and blackberries as well. Bring up a pail, pick away, and pay at the Visitor Center before 4 p.m.
Please note, the berries are located at the farm, a five to ten minute walk from the Visitor Center. The berry patches are only accessible by foot.
Game of Logging, Levels One and Two
August 22 (Level One) and August 23 (Level Two)
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $160/level/non-member or $144/level/member
$320/both levels/non-member or $288/both levels/member
Registration is necessary. Please call 802.394.7836 to sign up.
Game of Logging is a world-recognized training curriculum that teaches chain saw skills. Developed in the 1960s by Soren Eriksson, a Swedish logger turned training instructor, the Game of Logging combines Scandinavian logging techniques with the latest systems for working safely around trees.
The “game” refers not only to the friendly competitive aspect of the training, but also to the necessity of having a winning plan or strategy for felling trees and working safely. The program breaks apart saw work into steps that are practiced throughout the course. A fun scoring system helps focus participants’ attention on the most important details and allows them to measure their progress each day.
Game of Logging training is provided to forest owners, students, municipal crews, military units, and many others.
This summer, MFFC will once again offer Levels One and Two of the Game of Logging.
Level One focuses on an overview of chain saw safety and covers basic tree felling.
Level Two covers basic saw maintenance and chain sharpening techniques and provides another opportunity for tree felling.
For more information on the course, please visit: www.woodlandtraining.com