Our annual appeal: The heifers can’t stroll without you!
As 2016 draws to a close, we urge you to join us as financial supporters of an exciting new Strolling of the Heifers effort:
The Robert H. Gibson River Garden is our new home in the heart of downtown Brattleboro. Its 4500-square foot main floor is a community center, hosting meetings, concerts, parties and other events, as well as our Gallery at the Garden with monthly art exhibits, and our weekday noon Brown Bag Lunch performance and lecture series. Soon, the River Garden will also be the home of our new program, Windham Grows, a project to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in the food and agriculture sector, with exciting new events and programs at the River Garden that build on the Stroll’s focus areas of local food, food systems and healthy, sustainable living.
Your generous financial support will help us realize this vision and will help energize the regional farm and food economy!
Your annual support also helps make possible our signature events in June, which bring many thousands of people to Brattleboro and attract the sponsorship support that enables us to carry out our year round programs. We’re already making plans for:
- Strolling of the Heifers Weekend, with its Friday Street Festival, Saturday Parade and Expo, and Sunday Tour de Heifer (June 5-7)
- Our annual Slow Living Summit, which gathers people from many sectors for a sharing and exploration of new approaches to healthy, sustainable living, and resilient, connected, vibrant communities. (June 3-5)
- The Strolling of the Heifers Locavore Index, which rates all 50 states on their commitment to healthy local food, stimulating discussion around the country on how to encourage more locavore consumerism. (Early April)
- Our Farm/Food Business Planning Competition, helping a young, entrepreneurial generation of farmers and food producers to forge a future in Vermont. (January through May)
We are lucky to have a great group of volunteers, a most generous set of business and institutional sponsors, and many donations of in-kind goods and services. But, in order for us to develop the Farm/Food Innovation Center and to present this annual cycle of programs and events, your gifts to our annual fund are critical as well.
Please be a part of our future, by making a generous year-end contribution to help us carry out our mission of supporting farmers by connecting people with healthy local food!
How you can help:
We can’t do it without you! Your gift will help us realize this exciting vision for the River Garden. Please support us with a generous tax-deductible contribution! Please use the form below to give via credit card or mail in your payment by check.
With all best wishes,
Chair, Board of Directors
Founder & Executive Director
PLEASE MAKE AN ONLINE DONATION NOW!