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6/2/15 10:00am - 2:30pm

3SquaresVT Basic Training (Brattleboro)

3SquaresVT, the largest federal nutrition program, provides benefits to 87,000 Vermonters. This training will offer an opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge of 3SquaresVT eligibility, deductions, benefits and the application process, learn about recent and upcoming policy changes, enhance outreach skills, network with colleagues from your region, and participate in focused discussions with seasoned advocates. Participants will also hear the latest policy changes from staff at the Department for Children and Families. Snacks will be provided; please bring your own lunch.

6/3/15 5:00pm - 6/5/15 4:30pm

Slow Living Summit: Food, Mindfully

Strolling of the Heifers presents the 5th annual Slow Living Summit —Food, Mindfully — a conference focused on the development of nurturing and mutually supportive communities, bioregions and economic systems.

6/3/15 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Hemp History Week Storytelling

In celebration of Hemp History Week, Rural Vermont and the Upper Valley Food Co-op will host a hemp storytelling event, featuring representatives from Vote Hemp and the Vermont chapter of the Hemp Industries Association. Join us for interesting stories and lively discussion about this nutritious, versatile, and eco-friendly crop, and to learn more about the outdated federal policies that are standing in the way of hemp’s rebirth in Vermont and beyond.

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

Nourish Vermont: Traditional Foods and Health Gathering

Come learn the core principles of traditional diets, inspired by the teachings of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and explore how embracing this lifestyle can contribute to one’s health, wellness and longevity.

6/5/15 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Summer Meals Kick of with Brattleboro Strolling of the Heifers

Food is in when school is out! Join partners across the state as they celebrate the arrival of summer and the availability of free summer meals for all children 18 and under through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Last year, over 270 meal sites were active across the state, and new and returning programs will be active this summer from June-August. Four Vermont communities have organized kickoff events to highlight the availability and importance of summer meals: These events are free to the public and will include fun events and activities alongside free meals for all children 18 and under. Event sponsored by United Way of Windham County.

6/8/15 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Mobile Flash Freeze Open House

Mobile Individual Quick Freeze No Cost Transfer The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) will conduct a no cost transfer of its mobile flash freeze unit to an eligible entity within Vermont in July 2015. VAAFM will award the unit through a competitive review process informed by industry, nonprofit and government stakeholders.

6/11/15 10:00am - 12:00pm

Mobile Flash Freeze Open House

Mobile Individual Quick Freeze No Cost Transfer The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) will conduct a no cost transfer of its mobile flash freeze unit to an eligible entity within Vermont in July 2015. VAAFM will award the unit through a competitive review process informed by industry, nonprofit and government stakeholders.

6/11/15 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Valley Fest: A Celebration of All Things Local

Valley Fest: A Celebration of All Things Local, June 11, 3-9pm on the South Royalton Green.

6/13/15 11:00am - 12:00pm

Chop! Chop! Knife Skills Workshop with Chef Lisa

This hands-on Everyday Chef workshop conducted by Chef Lisa Fennimore will leave you feeling confident in your knife skills as you learn proper technique, care and tips to using your knife like a pro.

6/14/15 3:00pm - 6/27/15 3:00pm

Hands-on Permaculture Training

Join us for this cutting-edge, holistic permaculture training at the Metta Earth Institute in Lincoln, VT from June 14-27th, 2015.

6/16 - 17, 15

UVM Food Systems Summit: The Right to Food

The UVM Food Systems Summit is an annual event drawing scholars, practitioners, and food systems leaders to engage in dialogue on the pressing food systems issues facing our world.

6/16/15 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Vermont Terroir Dinner with Deirdre Heekin

The joys and challenges of making wines that convey a true sense of place in Vermont.

6/18/15 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Summer Meals Kickoff with Green Mountain Farm to School’s Summer Block Party

Food is in when school is out! Join partners across the state as they celebrate the arrival of summer and the availability of free summer meals for all children 18 and under through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Last year, over 270 meal sites were active across the state, and new and returning programs will be active this summer from June-August. Four Vermont communities have organized kickoff events to highlight the availability and importance of summer meals: These events are free to the public and will include fun events and activities alongside free meals for all children 18 and under.

6/19/15 9:00am - 4:00pm

Accessing Capital

Workshop on understanding the breadth of capital options in New England. Explain to your clients the different categories of capital/capital continuum, and what different types of capital are good for clients and when. Assist clients in the development of layered financing strategies for growing businesses.

6/19/15 11:00am - 2:00pm

Milton Summer Kickoff

Food is in when school is out! Join partners across the state as they celebrate the arrival of summer and the availability of free summer meals for all children 18 and under through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Last year, over 270 meal sites were active across the state, and new and returning programs will be active this summer from June-August. Four Vermont communities have organized kickoff events to highlight the availability and importance of summer meals: These events are free to the public and will include fun events and activities alongside free meals for all children 18 and under. Meals provided by Milton Town School District.

6/23 - 26, 15

Cold Climate Viticulture: Grape Pests, Diseases, and Vineyard Canopy

Grape Pests, Diseases, and Vineyard Canopy is the summer session course in the Cold Climate Viticulture Series that covers pest and disease control, integrated pest management, and canopy management by cluster and shoot thinning.

6/25/15 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Sheep and Goat Integrated Parasite Control/FAMACHA trainings

NOFA-VT On-Farm Workshop Series: Topics covered include small ruminant parasite ID & biology, dewormers and drug resistance, integrated parasite control practices, the FAMACHA© System including hands-on training for detection of anemia associated with barber pole worm infections. Updates on current regional projects and research on alternative parasite control will also be presented.

6/27/15 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Strawberry Festival at Little Lake Orchard

Enjoy the best things about summer at Little Lake Orchard’s Strawberry Festival. Join us for berries, delicious food, local music, hay rides, and more at this conserved treasure. Stop by the face painting tent, sponsored this year by the Vermont Land Trust, and learn about VLT's new artistic initiative: Eyes on the Land. Spend the afternoon with great company and meet farmers Jill and Rico Balzano.

6/28/15

13th Annual Strawberry Festival at Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center

Family fun! Ongoing horse-drawn wagon rides, live music, children’s entertainment, strawberry picking, an Organic "Good Food" Concession, NOFA-VT wood-fired pizzas, arts and crafts, displays, self-guided tours, benefit raffle and more! A Green Event. Rain or shine!

6/28/15 5:00pm

Slow Food Heritage Meats Supper!

Have you heard about this month's fantastic celebration of heritage breed animals, to be put on by Slow Food Vermont and Humaneitarian? Come to Half Pint Farm on June 28 for this part-barbecue, part-potluck....

6/30/15 9:00am - 7/1/15 3:00pm

Growing Greens for Market

Complete hands-on, how-to class on profitably growing greens for your operation. Vermont Tech's Institute for Applied Agriculture & Food Systems

6/30/15 6:15pm - 7:15pm

Backyard Herbal Medicine for Vibrant Health

Consuming plants as food and medicine is an excellent way to deepen your relationship to your natural environment while nourishing yourself and preventing disease. Join clinical herbalist, food systems researcher, and community gardener Kate Westdijk for a tour of medicinal plants at the Riverside Neighborhood Garden.