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Oliver Smith

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Review for NorthWoods Stewardship Center, East Charleston, VT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Northwoods Stewardship Center is a hugely valuable resource in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. The staff and volunteers are smart, interesting, and always seem to be available on-site, or by phone and email. The Stewardship Center has always been there to remind me why I love northern Vermont, and gives me the experiences and information that deepen my relationship with this part of the world. As host of Game of Logging (GOL) series the Center gave me a solid education in safe and sustainable woods practices. As the host of outdoor events, the Center has given me backwoods experiences - in all seasons - I wouldn't have found myself. The Center's moonlight paddles on the Clyde made memories that my loved ones and I will cherish forever. Logging with horses - in winter - was an unforgettable experience, introducing me to great people and a new dimension to working outdoors. My dream is to manage woodland in VT with the best sustainable practices available. I know that the Stewardship Center will be an essential ally and partner in that journey. Finally, I see the Stewardship Center as a vision-keeper for a sustainable, respectable and progressive approach to Vermont's natural resources.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My relationship to Vermont outdoors. My understanding of Vermont geophysical history - and future. New friends.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Possibly consider offering more on-site, hands-on workshops of the "sustainable lifestyle" variety - nutrition, cooking, canning, preserving, natural health, alternative energy, and the like.

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Barton Chronicle and Center website and email campigns.

Role:  General Member of the Public & Learning, (course, workwhop), skiing, paddling, walking, reading, talking, eating.