9 Bailey Avenue
Montpelier, VT 05602
||Sustainable Communities Program Director||kmccarthyREMOVETHISBEFORESENDING@vnrc.org||(802) 223-2328|
As a land use planner focused on sustainable communities, I help towns keep space available for farming by a) promoting compact villages and centers and b) promoting good planning, zoning, and other mechanisms for keeping the working lands working. VNRC supports Vermont's Food System by hosting an online Community Planning Toolbox that contains tools to help people with these tasks, providing limited technical support, and advocating for state policy that supports farming and forestry.
Network Groups: Farmland Access and Stewardship
Regulations and Public Policy
- Advocacy organization
- Goal 18: Vermont’s food system establishments will provide safe & welcoming working conditions, livable wages, & have access to a skilled, reliable workforce.
- Goal 23: Regulations and enforcement capacity will ensure food safety, be scale appropriate, and allow Vermont food enterprises to increase production and expand their market outlets.
- Goal 24: Vermont’s governor, legislature, and state agencies will champion Vermont’s food system as an economic development driver for the state and Vermont will demonstrate national leadership on food system development.
- Goal 25: Food system market development needs will be strategically coordinated.