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Food Connects Hosts Trauma and Nutrition Training for WSESD

In late August, Food Connects hosted a Trauma and Nutrition training for 31 Windham Southeast School District (WSESD) wellness leaders, including school nurses, counselors, behavior specialists, and food service directors. This training, funded by a grant from the Thompson Trust, educated wellness leaders on the connection between trauma and nutrition with the expectation that participants bring the information back to their school communities.

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A New Back to School Look for Leland & Gray

If you visit the Leland & Gray Union Middle & High School cafeteria this fall, you might notice a new back to school style.

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NOFA-VT Farm Beginnings® Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for NOFA Vermont Farm Beginnings®, a yearlong program for aspiring and beginning farmers that is designed to help participants launch or grow their farm business.

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Food Connects Partners With NH Food Bank

Food Connects is partnering with the New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities NH, to bring local produce to food pantries throughout New Hampshire.

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Farm to Plate Gathering Registration Opens

At the Crossroads: Our Food and Farm Culture and Economy

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Statewide Development of Water Quality Projects Expands

A new grant will allow Conservation Districts to develop additional water quality projects throughout the state of Vermont

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VT Community Loan Fund Lends Almost $2.8 Million to VT Businesses, Farms & Food Entrepreneurs, Affordable Housing Developers and Early Care & Learning Programs in 2nd Quarter 2019

Road to Success: My Favorite Things Food Truck

Jeffersonville food entrepreneur Lea Ann Macrery has never lacked for drive. Now, thanks to financing from the Vermont Community Loan Fund, her new business, My Favorite Things Food Truck, is ready to hit the road.

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Technical Assistance and Training Available to Vermont’s Composters

Participants in this day-long workshop will receive a Compost Operator Certificate, which meets the requirements of ANR for small, medium, and large compost facility site operators.

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Vital Communities Seeks Proposals from Social Enterprises for Community-Based Crowdfunding Program

Vital Communities invites emerging and established social enterprises to submit project proposals to The Local Crowd (TLC) Upper Valley, a new community-based crowdfunding program. Proposals are due by September 4. Details are available at vitalcommunities.org/tlc.

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Ready to Grow Your Food Biz?

Are you a woman-owned food business? Already making revenue of at least $50K/year? Want to create jobs, generate increased revenue, or take on more contracts in the Burlington area? Apply TODAY for Power Forward! This (FREE) 13-week strategic growth planning course with Center for Women & Enterprise VT will help you gain the knowledge, skills, resources, and networks to explore new markets and overcome barriers to growth.

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