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Events & Items of Interest, November 22, 2021

Bewitching Stone Artifacts in Carlisle, Massachusetts

What do you know about them?

A friend of the Stone Trust sent these photos with this query:

I live in Concord, Massachusetts and had the pleasure of taking a basic stonewalling class at your facility in Vermont a few years ago.  I often take daily hikes at Great Brook State Park in Carlisle, MA, a short drive from my home.  Hiking the Stone Row trail there I saw several stone structures that someone has built. No one seems to know who built them. Mysterious.  I admire the craftsmanship and wonder if you know any stone worker in the Boston metrowest area that might have these skills.

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Latest Episode from Nature Revisited: The Podcast

Nick Byron Campbell is a musician & sound artist based in Bend, Oregon. In addition to creating music for film, TV and commercial, he also creates music under the moniker Left Vessel. His latest album One (and Driftless) incorporates a production technique Nick calls “arbow”, which involves creating temporary instruments using living trees. In this episode Nick talks about his roots as a musician and nature enthusiast, and how the two interests have grown over time to become entwined in his latest musical works and sound art experiences.

Why listen to Nature Revisited?

Our friend Stefan van Norden discovers compelling stories about people connecting themselves and others to the natural world in which we live. Over the course of the past two years, he has interviewed a remarkable collection of luminaries across a range of human endeavor. Stefan’s guests reflect deeply on topics ranging from the famous gardens of Monticello and Brandywine to portraying nature in paint from the confines of a prison cell. From fly fishing to homesteading to the Appalachian Trail to poetry and philosophy in nature, you can hear thought-provoking conversations from people viewing life on Earth through focused and sometimes unexpected lenses. Each reminds us that we are part of nature.

Stefan and his team have produced over fifty episodes in the past two years! Recently we listened to Episode 50: Paul Hawken — Regeneration, a compilation of practical ways to address the urgent need to protect the future of our planet within one generation. Please listen!

If you haven’t already listened, we also recommend Episode 47: The Stone Trust. Or listen again!

We hope you’ll listen, too.

Scott Farm and Landmark Trust USA

If you’ve been to the Stone Trust Center in Dummerston, Vermont, you’ve been to our host site, the Scott Farm. Monday will mark the 13th and last week of our Fall fruit CSA. Our Farm Market, open since August will be closing this Wednesday, November 24th, at 1pm. Time to come over and stock up on goodies. Below is a list of things you may want to know about our market in the next few days:

– all perishables (such as cheese, meats, fizzy drinks, etc.) are discounted 20%
– we have ¨candied” more of our fresh ginger, by popular demand. Little bags of candied ginger make a great gift.
– remember to get an apple pie for the holidays!
– we have put together half bushel boxes of heirloom pie/sauce mix. At $1/lbs, this is a great opportunity to get a good quantity of interesting for processing.

Thinking about what to give your loved ones this holiday season?

Be sure to put a Landmark Trust USA Gift Certificate at the top of your list! Our properties have earned the reputation of offering not just a vacation but an experience to be remembered and cherished forever.