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


Some of the dates listed below are tentative: to confirm that an event will be held, or to learn more about the details of an event which interests you, please 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. Outdoor events are held weather-permitting.

Thoreau Cabin Re-Creation Project

Overflow/Catchup, February 11/12, 2017

Cabin Raising, May 6, 2017

Cladding the Walls & Sheathing the Roof, May 20, 2017

Roof Shingling, June 3, 2017

Cabin Dedication, July 12, 2017

Plaster/Lath and Chimney Building, August 2017

Upcoming Workshops

Tracking Workshop. Dt/Tm: Saturday, January 28/10am to noon. $5 fee.

Pruning Workshop: Apple Trees & Blueberry Bushes. Dt/Tm: March 4, 2017/10am. $20 fee.

Sheep Shearing. Dt/Tm: April 2017, Fee.

Upcoming Events

Tracking Workshop. Dt/Tm: January 28th/10am to noon, $5pp fee.

Film Screening: "America's First Forest". Dt/Tm: January or February (TENTATIVE), Free.

Owl Walk. Dt/Tm: February 24 (TENTATIVE - Confirm closer to the date), $5 pp fee.

Pancake Breakfast and Maple Syrup Celebration. Dt/Tm: March 25-26/9am to 2pm, Fee.

Meet the Lambs. Dt/Tm: May 20, Fee.

Solstice Hike. Dt/Tm: June 21, Fee.

Thoreau Cabin Dedication. July 12, Free.

Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing. Dt/Tm: August 21, Fee.

Fall Festival. Dt/Tm: September 16, Fee.

BeBrave Hike-a-thon. Late September 2017.

















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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!

Banner photo courtesy of Dan Sullivan
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