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Picnic for the Planet

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  • Where: Burlington City Hall Park
    When: April 22, 2012
    Why: A worldwide celebration of the Earth with lots of local flavor
Picnic for the Planet, Vermont style

This year on Earth Day, the Vermont Chapter joined Nature Conservancy chapters all over the world in a celebration of the planet we live on, the food it provides, and the people with whom we share it for a Picnic for the Planet.

It was a chilly day in Vermont on April 22, but that didn't cool the enthusiasm of about 250 people who turned out for the celebration at Burlington's City Hall Park. See the Slideshow

We invited local chefs, restaurants and farmers. We enjoyed live music, exhibits and activities and we had plenty of volunteers.

The Nature Conservancy's Picnic for the Planet is a global event which began in 2011. Last year, there were more than 600 picnics in 61 countries around the world. This year, with the help of a professional group from Leadership Champlain, the Vermont Chapter joined the fun. Adding to the excitement was a worldwide effort to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest picnic event in a 24-hour time frame.

THANKS TO OUR FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS!

PICNIC VENDORS:

The Skinny Pancake
Bread and Butter Farm
Maple Wind Farm
Bevo
On the Rise
Champlain Orchards
Vermont Coffee Company

SPONSORS:

Free Press Media
Prentiss-Smith
Patagonia
People's United Bank
Birnn Chocolates
Avalon Tent Company
Champlain Orchards
Vermont Coffee Company

PRIZE DONATIONS:

Healthy Living
Outdoor Gear Exchange
Cabot Creamery
Gardener's Supply
City Market
Eating Well Magazine

 

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