The Hummingbird Center space is a ten-minute drive from Montpelier, Vermont and a 40-minute drive from the Burlington International Airport. Situated on high meadow overlooking a sweeping valley, the Center includes a post and beam barn with a full wall of windows open to the Dog River, its watershed, and the Green Mountains.
The barn holds 25 people for visioning sessions, gatherings, meetings, retreats, workshops, presentations, reunions, weddings and more. During mild weather small groups can gather outside on a large deck and surrounding grounds.
Pollinator Landscape – We are designing with nature and planting a landscape devoted to pollinator insects and birds by creating pollinator gardens on the grounds of the Hummingbird Center. The Center’s outdoor ecology includes perennial flowers, fruit trees, berries, herbs, vegetables and other dedicated pollinator plants. (Click here for how you can also support pollinators and birds.)
Solidarity – The Hummingbird Center sits on the unceded traditional lands of the Abenaki Nation, one of the five nations that comprise the Wabanaki Confederacy. Our existence on this land in central Vermont is directly connected to the historical and perpetual disinheritance of Indigenous peoples from this same land. We are committed to including consciousness raising and action orientated programming that educates about possibilities of repair towards more inclusive, diverse, and healthy social and ecological futures.
Please write Suzannehummingbird@gmail.com for more information on fees and an application to use the Center.
The following groups will receive a portion of the profits from the Hummingbird Center once some of our construction costs are paid off.
Migrant Justice – Organizing for economic justice and human rights, especially with migrant farm workers related to Vermont’s dairy farms. (www.migrantjustice.org)
Clemmons Family Farm – Organizing to preserve 148-acre family farm, a model for preserving other African American owned land, culture and heritage, empower network of Vermont’s Black culture bearers/artists, and build loving multicultural community. (www.Clemmonsfamilyfarm.org).
Breadloaf Mountain Zen Center -Taking action for and caring for the community via a mobile cafe/food truck to meet the needs of hungry Vermonters. (www.BLMZC.org)