For women new to land ownership and those with lots of experience, getting to know your land can sometimes feel like a daunting task. Join us for an evening discussion about the various ways to foster a better understanding of your land. While professional, digital, and organizational resources abound (and we’ll share some helpful ones), some of our best learning may come from peers and neighbors. During our 90 minutes of shared learning, we will discuss how we understand our land, the place-based characteristics that delight and surprise you, and how you have learned from your experiences.
This event is hosted by the Vermont Women Owning Woodlands Network, a collaborative women-centered community that shares information, resources and support for those who care about and steward Vermont’s forests. Facilitators include Andrea Shortsleeve, wildlife biologist at Vermont Fish & Wildlife; Kate Forrer, forester and executive director of the Vermont Woodlands Association; and Joanne Garton, urban forester in the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program.