Learn about photography, gardening and plant medicine at Brown Bag Luncheons


BRATTLEBORO — Join in for a performance of acoustic music with Michael Hertz & Bunny Macauley, a discussion of Spring Plant Medicine with Rebecca Golden and more at Strolling of the Heifers' Brown Bag Lunch. All Brown Bag Lunch events take place from noon to 1 p.m. at the Robert H Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., and are free and open to the public.

Performers as well as speakers of all kinds are invited to be a part of this series. If interested, stop at the Stroll office at the River Garden, or call 802-246-0982.

Monday: Advance Care Planning/Advance Directive - why it is important to plan ahead when you can't speak for yourself in a medical event. Advance Care Planning and completing your Advance Directive is important so that you have a plan that medical providers can follow in the event that you are unable to speak for yourself during a medical event. Additionally, identifying your health care agent who can speak for you in case you can't speak for yourself is important. Learn valuable information to consider when completing an Advance Directive and participating in Advance Care Planning.

Tuesday: Introduction to Digital Photography with Bill Steele, owner of Gorham Mountain Photography. He will give tips on how to get the most from your camera and speak about the "Exposure Triangle." Bring your camera, manual, and questions.

Wednesday: Mulching the Garden with Cheryl Wilfong, a master gardener who discusses preparing the garden for spring.

Thursday: Music with Michael Hertz & Bunny Macauley. Acoustic folk, blues, and gospel, with Hertz on acoustic guitar & vocals and Macauley on vocals and harmonica; they will play some old favorites and some you might not have heard before.

Friday: Spring Plant Medicine for Body, Heart & Spirit with Rebecca Golden. There are a plethora of wild herbs and flowers that emerge each spring that can awaken our bodies from their winter slumber. They get our livers flowing and our blood moving. These plants can help clear our body, heart, and spirit from our winter slumber so we can walk more clearly down our life's path. Learn about these healing spring herbs.


In celebration of the community's Month of the Young Child festivities, the 15th Annual Young Children's Art Exhibit will be on display at for the month of April at the River Garden. Early childhood educators will be displaying creations by the area's youngest artists.The Month of the Young Child is organized by the Windham Early Childhood Educators Coop, the Winston Prouty Center, KidsPLAYce, Hilltop Montessori, Early Education Services, and Building Bright Futures Southeast Vermont Regional Council.



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