Meetings Open to the Public

Afternoon Tea
August 2017 (Day TBD)
Bennington Center for the Arts
44 Gypsy Lane (off Rt 9 Toward NY)
Bennington, Vermont

This fundraiser will support the BGC Education Fund

As an additional delight, April Cornell, of Burlington, Vermont, will hold a “Trunk Sale” of irresistible, brightly printed linens for your further enjoyment.

Tickets may be purchased in advance from a BGC member or at Bennington Pottery, 324 County Street, Bennington, VT; or at the door.  Please call 802-375-6097
with any questions.


Kitchen Gardens Presentation
Speaker Ellen Ecker Ogden

Thursday, October 19, 2017
7:00 pm
Bennington Museum


Sustainability – Gardeners on the Front Line of Change
Speaker William R. Moomaw
Thursday, November 9, 2017
7:00 pm
One World Conservation Center
413 US Route 7S

Lecture Description

The premise is that gardeners have years of experience in noting when plants bud and bloom and which pollinators are prevalent when. Surely anyone who has been a gardener for any length of time has noticed “changes in the weather” that reflect changes in the climate of New England. I will identify some of these changes, why they are happening and how gardens and gardeners are affected. I am also pleased to discuss what role individuals and organizations can play in monitoring and responding to a changing climate in their garden.

Biography for Bill Moomaw

Bill Moomaw is Emeritus Professor of International Environmental Policy and Founding Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at The Fletcher School, Tufts University.  He serves on the boards of The Nature Conservancy of Massachusetts, the Consensus Building Institute, Earthwatch Institute, and on the National Advisory Board of the Union of Concerned Scientists. He chairs the boards of The Climate Group North America and Woods Hole Research Center. He and his wife, Margot completed a zero net energy home in Williamstown MA in 2007 that produces sufficient solar electricity to meet all of its heating, lighting and appliance requirements while exporting surplus power to the grid.