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8/3/13 10:00am - 4:00pm

Vermont Vineyards Travel and Learn: An Exploration of the Grapes and Wines of the Northern Terrain

Join Burlington College and Shelburne Vineyard's owner and winemaker, Ken Albert for a one-day exploration of the new wines that have emerged to make Vermont one of America's newest wine districts.

8/9 - 11, 13

NOFA Summer Conference

Join NOFA for a weekend of learning, networking, and fun with people who are transforming the food system in the Northeast.

8/10/13 9:00am - 8/11/13 5:00pm

Earthen Oven: Build a Backyard Wood-Fire Clay Oven

Learn to build your own earthen oven from basic materials right below your feet. Earthen (cob) ovens combine clay and sand to form an aesthetically beautiful, functional bake oven suitable for pizza, bread, meats, roasted vegetables, granola, yogurt... you name it.

8/10/13 10:00am - 1:00pm

Wellsmere Farm Tour and Food Preservation Workshop

Learn how to keep your farm fresh produce in delicious condition all winter long. Michelle Morey will teach us how to can, store and preserve vegetables. You will also have a tour of their farm, petting zoo, and learn all about their diversified farming practices. Registration Required. Register at https://raffl.wufoo.com/forms/wellsmere-farm-tour-and-food-preservation-workshop/ Cost: Kids: Free, Adults: sliding scale $5-15 Free transportation service available from the Walmart parking lot in Rutland. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Theriault at elizabeth@rutlandfarmandfood.org or (802) 417-1528

8/13/13 10:00am - 2:00pm

Workshops on Financial Planning

Caring Dairy of Ben & Jerry's and UVM Extension are pleased to present "Workshops on Financial Planning" for farmers. The workshops will be part discussion to focus on individual questions, but also a straightforward background on the resources and basic information participants need for financial strength.

8/14/13 10:00am - 2:00pm

Workshops on Financial Planning

Caring Dairy of Ben & Jerry's and UVM Extension are pleased to present "Workshops on Financial Planning" for farmers. The workshops will be part discussion to focus on individual questions, but also a straightforward background on the resources and basic information participants need for financial strength.

8/15/13 10:00am - 2:00pm

Workshops on Financial Planning

Caring Dairy of Ben & Jerry's and UVM Extension are pleased to present "Workshops on Financial Planning" for farmers. The workshops will be part discussion to focus on individual questions, but also a straightforward background on the resources and basic information participants need for financial strength.

8/20/13 5:30pm - 7:30pm

NOFA-VT workshop on the invasive swede midge

Swede midge was first discovered in the U.S. in 2004 and now poses a serious threat to cruciferous vegetables and field crops. Come learn about the biology of the midge, its effects on plants, how to diagnose it, and see the Intervale Community Farms field trials of experimental management techniques. Dr. Yolanda Chen, Assistant Professor within UVM’s Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences, will share her research on interim management strategies for swede midge and discuss why this pest needs immediate attention. If brassicas are an important component of your farm’s production, this is a workshop you won’t want to miss.

8/26/13

Biomass to Biofuels

This UVM course will cover farm-based energy, grass fuels, and woody biomass. The course begins August 26, 2013 - register now!

8/27/13 8:00am - 5:00pm

ServSafe Class at Vermont Food Venture Center

The Center for an Agriculture Economy is hosting a ServSafe class on August 27th from 8 am to 5pm at the Vermont Food Venture Center in Hardwick, VT.