Northshire Manchester: Vermont Almanac III

In person at our VT location!
Event date: 
Saturday, March 4, 2023 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
4869 Main St
Manchester Center, VT 05255

 

 

We are delighted to welcome you back to this in person event at our Manchester, VT store!

Dave Mance III and friends will read from Volume 3 of the Vermont Almanac sharing “stories from and for the land.” A customer favorite, the Vermont Almanac is an annual look at the people, places, nature, climate, traditions, innovations and resilience of rural Vermont with contributions from farmers, writers, loggers, artists, scientists, poets, thinkers, doers, and the state’s best writers.

The book features stories about and by a large cast of Vermont farmers, writers, loggers, artists, scientists, poets, thinkers, and doers. In all, more than 70 Vermonters contributed stories to Volume III.

Vermont Almanac, which is produced by For the Land Publishing, a Vermont non-profit organization, tells “stories from and for the land.” Editors Virginia Barlow, Dave Mance III, and Patrick White collate this annual look at the people, places, nature, climate, traditions, innovations and resilience of rural Vermont. Past, present, and future. With nearly 300 pages of content, organized into monthly chapters, there’s something (many things, actually) for anyone with an appreciation for this place we call home. Learn how to build an apple ladder from a popple pole; how to score a whitetail rack; how to dye fiber with madder roots.
Look back on the year that was and learn why the brutal mud season of 2022 was so bad; remember the dry spring and early summer and learn how farmers coped; remember the white pine pollen clouds in May and the odd tornadic weather in July. Visit with the people who work this land. A mobile mechanic who keeps farmers working. A cheese maker who lost everything only to rise again. A berry farm that harvests 40,000 pounds of fruit annually.

There’s quirkiness (Joe Citro takes a look back at a fat men’s club that loomed large in Wells River in 1903), humor (Bill Torrey takes us to his childhood deer camp), and gorgeous essays by some of Vermont’s best writers, including Megan Mayhew Bergman, Castle Freeman Jr., Sydney Lea, Verandah Porche, Brett Ann Stanciu, Leath Tonino, and many others.

If you have questions about this or any other event, please write us at events@northshire.com

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