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Westminster Center School Celebrates Farm and Field Day

Stuffing scarecrows, painting pumpkins, cooking lunch over hot coals, and playing musical chairs… These are not your everyday school activities. But this is how the students at Westminster Center School spent the morning of October 29, when they celebrated their first Farm and Field Day.

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Cross-Pollination Gathering for School Garden Coordinators

Garden Coordinators from five Windham County Farm to School programs gathered at Guilford Central School for a “Cross-Pollination” event in late October.

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VHCB Viability Program Announces Next Round of Water Quality Grants

The Viability Program provides grants of up to $40,000 to help Vermont farmers invest in water quality-related on-farm infrastructure. Applications are due January 21, 2022.

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Root Words Veteran Food Security Podcast Episode Released

Root Words is produced in the heart of Rutland County Vermont and is made possible by generous support from listeners like you. You can support Root Words by visiting us online.

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Root Words Seeds of Renewal and Alnobaiwi Podcast Episode Released

Root Words is produced in the heart of Rutland County Vermont and is made possible by generous support from listeners like you. You can support Root Words by visiting us online.

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Food Connects Welcomes Farm to School Coach

Food Connects is excited to welcome Jenny Kessler to their team as their newest Farm to School Coach. Jenny will work with schools in the Windham Central Supervisory Union (WCUS) and Windham Northeast Supervisory Union (WNESU).

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Salvation Farms receives funding to advance gleaning in the Northeast Kingdom

This grant helps Salvation Farms expand and strengthen the 2021 created Northeast Kingdom Gleaners program, an effort launched in collaboration with the Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District and the Northeast Kingdom Food Cycle Coalition members. Salvation Farms has served as Vermont’s lead organization to help establish gleaning programs across Vermont and the Northeast Kingdom had been one of Vermont’s remaining region not served by gleaning.

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VT Farm Show Exhibitor and Sponsor Registration is Open!

Plan to spend time at the VT Farm Show at the Champlain Valley Expo in February! The Farm Show organizers continue to seek ways to broaden participation in and attendance at the Farm Show. The theme this year is: From Farm to Consumer: Showcasing Vermont's Agricultural Diversity and Providing an Inspiration for the Future.

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ACORN’s Annual Meeting Includes Panel of Four Women Working in Local Food and Agriculture

ACORN’s Annual Meeting will feature a panel with four women who work in diverse parts of the Champlain Valley food and farming community to discuss some of local food’s challenges and opportunities, including access, education, farming, labor and procurement.

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NRCS in Vermont Announces Conservation Funding Opportunities and Ranking Dates for Fiscal Year 2022

While USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) accepts applications for these programs year-round, producers and landowners should apply by state-specific, ranking dates to be considered for this year’s funding.

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