Arbor Day 2023

Save the date - ARBOR DAY 2023!

Come celebrate Arbor Day on Saturday, May 6th.  Middlebury’s Tree Committee in collaboration with the Ilsley Library, Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op (MNFC) and Sparrow Art Supply is offering events to celebrate nature, the environment and TREES!

FREE children/family activities from 10:00 - noon at the library.  At 10AM Chris Olson, a local forester, will do a spirited reading of the classic book, The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. Immediately afterward children will learn how to make their own Nature Journal that they can take home with them. Younger children will need the help of a caregiver! Weather permitting, the activities will take place in the Library’s garden. Otherwise, both activities will be held indoors downstairs in the youth room. A limited supply of free seedings will be available at the event until they are gone! 

FREE to all from noon - 3:00 at the MNFC.  Learn more about Vermont’s trees and invasive plants and insects at the MNFC’s “Green-up Day” event.  A limited supply of free seedlings will be available at the event until they are gone! 

ONGOING - from now until May 13 visit “A Celebration of Trees” exhibit at Sparrow Art Supply at 52 Main Street.  The exhibit includes works across a variety of media from 80 local artists.  Shop hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30am-5:30pm.