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The Naked Table Covers Up With a Feast

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For 10 years now, Bridgewater furniture-maker Shackleton Thomas has been bringing people out into the woods to look at trees, talk to foresters and sawyers about sustainable harvesting -- and then teaching them to make tables. It's called the Naked Table Project, and it has a twist. As the folks at Shackleton Thomas put it, "What’s a bunch of tables without sharing a feast together!"

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So this coming Sunday, the 10th annual Naked Table Lunch will take place, as always, in Woodstock's Middle Covered Bridge over the Ottauquechee, not far from The Green. It brings together table-making workshop participants with community members. It also serves as a fundraiser for Sustainable Woodstock. The food will be a locavore feast, prepared by the Woodstock Farmer's Market, and served on the tables placed end-to-end to create one long banquet table. There'll be a bagpiper to provide -- well, it can't really be background music -- and Joan Goldstein, Vermont's commissioner of economic development, will speak.

Tickets are $65 per person, and they're available through Sustainable Woodstock.


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