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2020 Thriving Gardens Grant

Accepting applications now through February 19

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Kingdom View Compost Completes SARE Research on ASP Composting

Testing an aerated static pile (ASP) compost system for efficiency of time and space.

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Food Connects Launches Program to Address Food Waste in Schools

Thanks to a two-year $55,550 grant from the Claneil Foundation, Food Connects will increase support to child nutrition professionals, and their school partners, to reduce food waste and increase food access.

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Food Connects and Fresh Picks Cafe to present at National Conference

Sheila Humprheys, Food Connects’ Farm to School Coordinator, and Ali West of Fresh Picks Cafe and the Brattleboro Town Schools’ Food Service Director, will present at the 10th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference. The conference will take place from April 21 to 23 in Albuquerque, NM.

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Vermont Team Wins $250,000 Henry P. Kendall Foundation Prize to Increase Local and Regional Food on College Campuses

University of Vermont and State Agricultural College and Norwich University, in partnership with Sodexo, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, the UVM Medical Center, Vermont Food Venture Center, and the Pioneer Valley Growers Association wins $250,000 Henry P. Kendall Foundation prize to increase local and regional food on college campuses.

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Vermont Law School Launches Free Lease Builder Tool for Farmers

The online lease builder is part of the Farmland Access Legal Toolkit, a comprehensive resource designed to help farmers affordably access, transfer, and conserve farmland.

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Food Connects Unveils New Coolers & Freezer

Food Connects hosted their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on December 12, 2019, at their Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC) Business Park location to celebrate the unveiling of their new 1,000 square foot cooler and freezer.

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Celebrate the holidays with less waste

The upcoming holidays, a time of staggering food waste, will be the last year that food scraps can go into the landfill in Vermont!

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Salvation Farms Receives Funding to Provide Fresh Produce to Northeast Kingdom Senior Meal Sites

The Vermont Community Foundation’s Northeast Kingdom Fund granted Salvation Farms funds to distribute fresh, locally gleaned produce to community meal sites in partnership with the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging.

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