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Strafford, Vermont


Strafford is a town in Orange County, of the "Eastern Vermont Gateway" region. The town was named after Benning Wentworth's cousin, William Wentworth, the Earl of Strafford, who served as an aide to the King and Member of Parliament.

Strafford was one of thirteen Vermont towns isolated by flooding caused by Hurricane Irene in 2011.

Some notable people from the area include: Edmund "Tad" Coffin, a saddle maker & Olympic equestrian; William Sloane Coffin, a clergyman & activist; and Justin Smith Morrill, a congressman & senator.

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Nearby Cities and Towns:

Region 8: Eastern Vermont Gateway | Chelsea | Vershire | West Fairlee | Thetford | Norwich | Sharon | Royalton | Tunbridge

 






Vermont Events in April

Pruning, Budding & Grafting Fruit Trees: A Workshop by Mike Hebb 4/4/15 - 4/4/15
Mike Hebb demonstrates the basics of pruning apple trees for esthetics, health, longevity, better fruit, ease of harvesting and management, including correct pruning cuts and tools. Hebb’s workshop also shows how grafting can be used to control many of the characteristics of growing trees, including size, timing of maturity and fruiting, disease resistance, drought resistance and fruit varieties. He’ll cover cultivars, asexual propagation, whip grafts, nurse grafts, bark grafts, cleft grafts, bridge grafts, top working, inarching, brace graft, graft compatibility and reference material. Participants will practice the mechanics of grafting in the workshop and discuss after-care. A materials list will be sent to each registrant. To register: • by phone: 802-765-4288 • by email: director@morrillhomestead.org The Justin Morrill Homestead is a State-Owned Historic Site and Vermont’s first National Historic Landmark. 214 Morrill Memorial Drive Strafford, VT 05072


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