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In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to those who are most vulnerable in our community, the River Garden will be closed to the public until April 6th. At that time the staff will use the latest information from the Department of Health to determine if we should resume our regular open hours of Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cabin Fever Expo, which was scheduled for March 21st is postponed to a date to be determined. The Women's Expo, which was scheduled for May 1 is postponed to a date to be determined. We are also postponing all scheduled Brown Bag Lunch events until further notice. We will post a notification with the new date details as soon as possible.
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Slow Living Summit

Slow Living Summit

The third annual Slow Living Summit, a conference that’s all about sustainable living, resilient communities, and the inner transformations necessary for Living Slow, happens June 5-7, 2013 (just before Stroll Weekend) in the congenial environs of downtown Brattleboro.

Who should come: The Summit aims to foster cross-disciplinary (or as we call it, cross-silo) conversations among thought leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, community leaders, artists, faith leaders, wellness practitioners and engaged citizens. Check out Who’s Coming! You belong on that list!

Join Frances Moore Lappé, Judy Wicks, Jonathan Lash, Robert Repetto, Michael Singer, Rosanne Haggerty, Gus Speth, Chuck Collins and many others in an exploration of: What can you learn in the Slow Lane that you can’t learn in the Fast Lane?

  • How can we learn to Live Slow? What inner transformations are necessary for Slow Living?
  • What is Slow Design? What is Resilient Design? And how can the design of public spaces, buildings and infrastructure encourage interactions and strengthen democracy?
  • How do we build resilient local food systems and food enterprises?
  • How do local efforts at sustainable living and resilient communities help solve bioregional and global problems?
  • How can a Slow Economy enable fulfilling, balanced lifestyles?
  • What new models can help sustain co-ops and other forms of alternative ownership?
  • And what about: sustainable aging, conserving and recharging our soil, building wealth in rural communities, and a host of other topics.

For more information, please visit the Slow Living Summit website.