Backyard Woods Program
A course for Vermont homeowners interested in caring for their woods
• Do you own less than 25 acres in Windsor or Windham Counties?
• Are you interested in learning more about your woods?
• Do you want to become a more active steward of your woods?
• Then you may be interested in the Backyard Woods Program!
The Backyard Woods Program is a six-week online course that uses a combination of video's, webinars, discussion forums and weekly activities to guide you in the exploration of your backyard woods. The program begins with an introduction to your backyard woods and its role as part of Vermont's forested landscape. Next, we head into the woods to explore how it works and what's (plants and animals) is in your woods. Upon completion of the 6 weeks program, you will have developed an action plan to help you get started! Whether you own 2 acres or 20 acres, this program will help you make the most out of the woods in your backyard!
Course Details: The online course will begin the week of February 19th and runs through the week of March 27th -April 1st. Participants will also be invited to a Backyard Woods Field Day on Saturday, April 1st. This course offering is limited to residents of Windsor and Windham Counties. We do plan to offer the course in additional counties in the future.
Registration: The course costs $50, which includes a course manual, a tree identification book and a hands-on in person day-long session. Register by February 13th at backyardwoods.eventbrite.com