Daylilies in Our Northern Gardens

Friends of Lanpher Memorial Library Speaker Series

HAROLD CROSS Presents on Zoom

Daylilies are the stars of the Crossview Gardens, easy care perennials that provide years of pleasure.   Harold and Leila Cross have been collecting daylilies for over 30 years, with a staggering number (>2200) of registered varieties! They are an official AHS (American Hemerocallis Society, eg Daylilies) Display Garden for Region 4. They also have a wide variety of companion plants (see 1000s of daffodils each spring) plus many perennials (lilies, peonies, hosta) which all provide a varied and colorful landscape.

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An Everyday Cult – Gerette Buglion Zoom Presentation

Friends of Lanpher Memorial Library Speaker Series (Lamoille County – Hyde Park)

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Gerette Buglion is the author of  An Everyday Cult, a narrative non-fiction that weaves cult dynamics with her personal memoir. As a lifelong educator, Gerette was humbled when she emerged from a controlling group at age 54 after an 18 year odyssey with a charismatic teacher. She asked herself, How did I, an educated, caring mother, wife and business owner, become that lost and for that long? Gerette dusted off her discerning mind and set to work studying cultic dynamics and mind control while reclaiming her autonomy with the help of a supportive family, excellent therapy and countless hours immersed in nature. An Everyday Cult will be released in May 2021 by Rootstock Publishing.

Gerette has attended and presented at the annual conference for ICSA, the International Cultic Studies Association for the last five years. She and her husband, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, co-facilitate a cult recovery support group. Buglion also  launched and co-facilitated Cults & Culture, a year long community discussion forum at Morristown Centennial Library. Gerette is a regular contributor to Medium, most recently publishing an article titled, Also in 2020, Vermont based newspaper Seven Days, featured a story about her work titled A Cult Awareness Educator Helps Survivors by Sharing Her Own Cautionary Tale. Gerette is not publicly naming the small self-help group that she was a part of. Rather than strive to take down her ex-leader and group, her goals center around providing support, promoting understanding, and dispelling the notion that anyone intentionally joins a destructive cult.

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Salvation Farms : Vermont’s use of farm raised foods

The Friends of Lanpher Library (Lamoille County.)

TUESDAY  TALK with Theresa Snow.

Theresa Snow, founder of Salvation Farms in 2004, is also a founding Board member of the North American Association of Gleaning Organizations. She has been recognized and / or collaborated with many organizations such as Pete’s Greens, High Mowing Organic Seeds and served as the Director of Agriculture Resources for the Vermont Foodbank. One of her many goals is to have responsible stewardship of resources and maximize farm resources.

As an organization Salvation Farms’ goals include reducing food loss on farms, increasing the use of locally grown food, and fostering appreciation for Vermont’s agricultural heritage and future. They have built gleaning models developing programs to aggregate, process and broker Vermont’s surplus farm produce which can be upwards of 14.3 million pounds of remaining edible crops.

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Where are all the GREAT WOMEN ARTISTS?

Special Program Friends Lanpher Memorial Library, Hyde Park, Lamoille County, VT

Speaker August Burns

August Burns will give a surprising and thought-provoking take on Art History. Inspired by the #metoo movement, it’s time to challenge our assumptions and reclaim women’s place in the tradition of great Western art. August Burns is an award-winning portrait and figurative painter who seeks to capture the character and essence of her subjects through her art. Her paintings and drawings have been exhibited in galleries and shows throughout the United States. In 2016, she was selected to paint the official portrait of Governor Peter Shumlin which now hangs in the Vermont State House in Montpelier. August works out of her studio in Middlesex, Vermont. Sign up on the Lanpher Memorial Library/Friends website or e-mail