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Wool Rugs, Grazing Sheep, and Climate Change: What’s the Connection? with Kimberly Hagen (IN-PERSON)

January 23 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Wool Rugs, Grazing Sheep, and Climate Change: What’s the Connection?
With Kimberly Hagen
Tuesday, January 23 | 6:30 – 8 pm | FREE | IN-PERSON at NBNC
Part of the Naturalist Journeys 2024 Winter Presentation Series

Tickets Required – Register Here

What does a wool rug have to do with climate change? A lot! A rug made from wool taken from grazing sheep holds onto carbon and contributes to a healthier functioning ecosystem and environment. Each discrete stage varies in its contribution, but when pulled together in the the form of a wool rug, the contribution is significant. Sheep perform magic by turning plants into milk, meat and fiber. Sheep recycle nutrients and provide fertilizer to the plants on the land without the burning of fossil fuels. And finally, a wool rug or sweater is a kind of sequestered carbon!

About Kimberly: Kimberly Hagen spent more than two decades renovating an old rundown former dairy farm with sheep in North Middlesex. That was the before and after shift with the UVM Extension as a Grazing Specialist, working with farms across Vermont. All in good fun!

About Naturalist Journeys 2024: This year’s series focuses on climate change — but not in the ways you might expect. From beavers to sheep, forestry to fires, and music to mental health, we’ll explore unconventional approaches to safeguarding our planet, our landscapes, and ourselves in this climate crisis. The series runs January through March, with a mix of virtual and in-person presentations.

Tickets Required – Register Here

In-person presentations require free tickets. In-person events will also be livestreamed on our YouTube page.
No registration required for virtual events. All online events will be held via Zoom.

Naturalist Journeys is made possible by our sponsors:



Hunger Mountain Coop
802 Coffee
Onion River Outdoors

Washington Electric Co-op
Waite-Heindel Environmental
The Manghis’ Bread


January 23
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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