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4/2/15 8:15am - 4:00pm

Vermont Organics Recycling Summit

The Vermont Organics Recycling Summit is a one day event that includes workshops, exhibitors, and networking with organics diversion experts, practitioners, and regulators. It is Vermont’s premier statewide event 
to learn about current issues, technologies, and practices related to composting and recycling food scraps.

4/2/15 8:30am - 4:30pm

6th Annual Farm to School Conference

Great Workshops On: Farm, Food & Garden Curriculum Connections; Nutrition Education & Classroom Cooking Carts; Community School Gardens & Composting; Harvest of the Month & Taste Tests; Improving Access to Healthy Local Food and much, much more!

4/2/15 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Occupy the Farm - Film Screening and Panel Discussion

This documentary tells the story of a community's fight to save public land for urban farming. When 200 farmers march to the gates of the last farmland in the urban East Bay near Oakland, they don't carry signs protesting University of California's plans to build a shopping center. Instead, they carry tents, tools and 15,000 seedlings.

4/2/15 9:00pm - 4/3/15 1:00am

Cabin Fever: a Hip Hop Benefit for Salvation Farms

Local hip hop artists perform all night Thursday 4/2 to support the work of Salvation Farms - keeping farm fresh crops from going to waste. Artists include: Learic, Self Portrait, Wombaticus Rex, and many more. $5 cover, additional donations encouraged!

4/6/15 10:00am - 4:00pm

Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program Grant Writing Workshop, White River Junction

Do you want up to $100,000 to promote local food in Vermont? ....Well, why don't you ask for it?

4/6/15 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Animal Slaughter & Processing: A farmer-to-farmer discussion

There are many systems for slaughtering and processes your animals and poultry. Join this discussion about your successes and challenges and how to overcome the barriers you face to increase your production and/or profitability.

4/6/15 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Lentil Underground

Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America

4/7 - 9, 15

Farm to Institution Summit

The Farm to Institution Summit will bring together leaders from the Northeast who are working to get more regionally grown food into institutions. Representatives from schools, colleges and healthcare facilities, along with their food supply chain partners and farm to institution advocates, will convene for three exciting days to overcome challenges to increasing their local food purchases. The summit will feature three sector-specific forums for farm to school, farm to college and farm to healthcare, plus a full day of cross-sector workshops, sessions, speakers and activities.

4/7 - 8, 15

Welcoming Customers on Your Farm: A Full Day Agritourism Conference

Learn from peer experts in agritourism, on-farm education, and direct sales at a full day conference in Rutland, Vermont.

4/7/15 9:00am - 12:00pm

Lamoille Business and Financial Assistance Forum

Second Annual Lamoille Business and Financial Assistance Forum featuring presentations from 14 different technical and financial assistance agencies and organizations!

4/7/15 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Vermont 70s Community Forum

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4/8/15 9:00am - 3:30pm

Transferring the Farm Workshop

A workshop to help farm families minimize farm business succession risk by addressing estate planning, business structures, and developing plans to move your farm to the next generation.

4/8/15 5:30pm

Rural Vermont presents "Farmers Tell Their Stories"

Rural Vermont presents: "Farmers Tell Their Stories" Wednesday, April 8th Capital City Grange, MONTPELIER 5:30 potluck, 6:30 Annual Meeting, 7:30 storytelling ($5 admission)

4/8/15 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Vermont 70s Community Forum

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4/10/15 9:00am - 3:30pm

Transferring the Farm Workshop

A workshop to help farm families minimize farm business succession risk by addressing estate planning, business structures, and developing plans to move your farm to the next generation.

4/10/15 2:15pm - 7:30pm

Free Career Conference at Green Mountain College

College students today want to engage in meaningful work that will bring about positive change in the world. How do you follow your passions and still earn a decent enough living? This conference will explore the challenges and opportunities of doing both. Come make new personal and professional connections and discover how you can make a difference AND make a living.

4/11/15

SUSTAINABLE LIVING EXPO

Come Learn! More than 24 workshops on Local Food, Renewable Energy, Green Housing, Integrative Health, Empowered Communities and Healthy Ecosystems. More than 50 exhibits and demos, children's programming by VEEP, live music and local food.

4/11/15 10:30am - 12:30pm

Have a Taste of Buying Local event in Barre

The North East Organic Farming Association (NOFA-VT) and Central Vermont Food Systems Council (CVFSC) team up for a fun, educational, tasty event to spread the word about where, how and why to buy local food.

4/12/15 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Film Screening of "Just Eat It" a Documentary on Food Waste

In the U.S, one in ten people is food insecure, and we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. Yet, we throw nearly 50% our food in the trash. In Just Eat It, filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. To lean more about the film go to www.foodwastemovie.com

4/13/15 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Farm to School Curriculum Workshop

ACORN & VT-FEED are hosting a Farm to School Curriculum Workshop at Cornwall School on Monday, 4/13 from 4:30-7:30pm. They will be sharing resources, looking at CCSS and NGSS requirements in the garden, and working with Cornwall's fabulous cook, Susan Pratt, as participants explore new ways to engage students in issues of sustainability.

4/15/15 9:00am - 5:00pm

Mechanization and Tractor Education for Beginning Farmers

Almost every farm reaches a point where machines become a necessity for more productive and profitable work. Ground Work participants will expand their knowledge and skills and build a mechanization plan that takes into account their skill level and existing farm operation and will help them plan for the future.

4/15/15 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Vermont 70s Community Forum

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4/18/15 9:00am - 2:30pm

Green Mountain Draft Horse Beginner Driving Clinic

Learn the basics of draft horses, and how to harness and ground drive, while focusing on safety working around these large animals. (Horses provided!) On Sunday, get in a cart or wagon, drive an obstacle course, then take turns driving on a horse-drawn tour of the Farm.

4/22/15 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Vermont 70s Community Forum

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4/23/15 8:00am - 4/24/15 12:30pm

FSMA Public Meeting: Focus on Implementation Strategy for Prevention-Oriented Food Safety Standards

Learn about FDA’s current planning efforts for the next phase of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) implementation during this live webcast. The Vermont Agency of Agriculture will host a listening session for a limited number of participants on Thursday, April 23 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. To RSVP contact Kristina Sweet at kristina.sweet@state.vt.us or (802) 522-7811 by Tuesday, April 21 at 4:30 PM.

4/23/15 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Vermont 70s Community Forum

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4/24 - 26, 15

49th Annual Vermont Maple Festival

The 49th Annual Vermont Maple Festival will be held on April 24, 25 & 26 in St. Albans, Vermont.

4/24/15 8:00am - 4:00pm

Major Diseases of Dairy Cattle Short Course

Institute for Applied Agriculture & Food Systems at Vermont Tech.

4/27/15 9:00am - 4/29/15 4:00pm

Wild Mushroom Gathering

Institute for Applied Agriculture & Food Systems at Vermont Tech

4/28 - 5/1/15

Draft Horse Workshop

These four day-long workshops focus on building your skills & confidence in harnessing, hitching, driving & horse management. It will use a single horse and teams for hands on experience and individual instruction.

4/28/15 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Film screening of Tierralismo: Stories from a cooperative farm

Tierralismo: Stories from a Cooperative Farm is a documentary about the history and practices of one of Cuba’s most successful urban farms, the Organoponico Vivero Alamar (Alamar Organic Cooperative).

4/29/15 5:30pm

The Dish: Git Yer Goat

Goats are the world’s most common meat source, valued for their relatively inexpensive upkeep, resilience and adaptability. Vermont is home to thousands of these cute critters — we make some of our finest cheeses with their milk. But most Vermonters have never eaten chevon, or goat meat, and it rarely appears on restaurant menus. How come?

4/29/15 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Vermont 70s Community Forum

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