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9/13/19 6:00pm - 11/1/19 7:00pm

UVM VT Master Composter Course

100% Live Online-Topics Include: Soil and Decomposition Ecology, Biology of Composting, , Recipe Design, Disease Control, Site and Container Selection, VT Act 148, Managing the Compost Process, Troubleshooting, Educational Outreach, Worm Composting

9/17/19 3:00pm - 9/26/19 6:30pm

Exploring Practices & Policies for Improving Soil Health Series: Diversified Livestock Focus

Join Ashlyn & Abraham McClurg of Rebop Farm, a highly diversified, grass-based livestock farm in Brattleboro, as they share techniques they have used to improve the health of their soils and the productivity of their pastures.

9/26/19 3:00pm - 6:30pm

Exploring Practices & Policies for Improving Soil Health Series: Dairy Focus

Join Guy Choiniere of Choiniere Family Farm, a fourth generation, 100% grass-fed dairy farm in northwestern Vermont, as he shares lessons learned over the past 15 years about maximizing soil health while improving animal health and financial stability.

9/28/19 10:00am - 4:00pm

Management Intensive Grazing Class

Harvesting The Sun With Livestock

9/29/19 10:00am - 11:00am

Heirloom Orchard Stroll at Scott Farm

Join orchardist Zeke Goodband for an entertaining and informative behind-the-scenes stroll through the heirloom orchard. Learn about bee hotels and the history and ecology of the orchard.

9/29/19 11:00am - 1:00pm

Hands-on Pasta & Sauce Making Workshop with Chef Ted Fondulas at Scott Farm

Join award-winning chef Ted Fondulas in the Apple Barn at Scott Farm to make homemade pasta two ways, plus two delicious sauces!

9/30 - 10/6/19

Exploring Food in Your Backyard: Grow it. Hunt it. Find It.

Libraries across the state will be hosting "Exploring Food in Your Backyard" events from September 30 through October 6. Find an event near you at bit.ly/RootedinVT

9/30/19 8:00am - 11/22/19 5:00pm

The Real Cost of Food Online Course

The Real Cost of Food offers participants an opportunity to learn about the many social and environmental impacts associated with food production, distribution, consumption, and disposal. Participants will engage with an array of audio, video, and written media, participate in discussion forums, and engage in an online Q&A session with Vermont-based instructor Eric Garza via Zoom each week. This online class begins on Monday, September 30, and will run for 8 consecutive weeks.

9/30/19 10:00am - 1:00pm

Tangible Advantages of Managing Grazing for Soil Health: A Pasture Walk

Come see the progress that we're making in how well-managed grazing can recover soil health even on degraded land.

10/1/19 3:00pm - 6:30pm

Exploring Practices & Policies for Improving Soil Health Series: Mixed Vegetable & Cut Flower Focus

Join Spencer & Jennifer Blackwell of Elmer Farm, a certified organic mixed vegetable and flower farm in Middlebury, as they share techniques they have used to improve the health and fertility of their soils, along with the results of those efforts.

10/2/19 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Winter Wellness and Fire Cider Preparation with Spoonful Herbals

Using ingredients grown here on Shelburne Farms we will prepare fire cider, a vinegar infusion of herbs and vegetables while learning about the many herbs that can help keep us healthy through the winter months.

10/6/19 10:00am - 11:00am

Heirloom Orchard Stroll at Scott Farm

Join orchardist Zeke Goodband for an entertaining and informative behind-the-scenes stroll through the heirloom orchard. Learn about bee hotels and the history and ecology of the orchard.

10/6/19 10:00am - 12:00pm

Introduction to Making Hard Cider at Scott Farm

Learn how to make your own hard cider with Jason MacArthur of Whetstone Ciderworks!.

10/6/19 10:00am - 2:00pm

Farm to Medicine Cabinet Intensive Workshop with Katherine Elmer & Nick Cavanaugh

The “weed walk” at Shelburne Farms will introduce participants to medicinal plants commonly found on different parts of the Vermont farm landscape and invites participants to incorporate nature-based local medicine into their lives. Learn basic skills for botanical identification and gather and process some of the herbs into classic medicinal remedies to take home.

10/10/19 9:30am - 3:30pm

3SquaresVT Outreach & Policy Conference

Please join Hunger Free Vermont and partners from across the state for the 2019 3SquaresVT Statewide Outreach and Policy Conference!

10/13/19 10:00am - 3:00pm

17th Annual Pumpkin Festival

Live music, good food, kids' activities, wagon rides, and fun for the whole family!

10/15/19 4:00pm - 5:30pm

The Art & Science of Herbal Tea with Spoonful Herbals - Autumn Edition

Celebrate and savor the earthy flavors of autumn with Spoonful Herbals and “Afternoon Teatime” at Shelburne Farms' historic Inn.

10/16/19 8:30am - 2:00pm

2019 Producer Buyer Forum: Rewards & Risks of Growth

The 4th Annual Producer, Buyer and Distributor Forum brings together producers, buyers and distributors working to increase regional food sales and distribution.

10/16/19 9:30am - 12:00pm

USDA State Technical Committee Meeting

The State Technical Committee provides information, analysis and recommendations on a wide variety of policy issues to USDA NRCS. All meetings are open to the public.

10/22/19 11:00am - 10/24/19 1:00pm

National Farm Viability Conference

The National Farm Viability Conference is focused on strengthening farm sustainability, building stronger and more resilient local food systems and supporting the long term profitability of farming and agri-entrepreneurs from start-ups to generational businesses.

11/1/19

2019 Vermont Compost Operator Certification Training

This webinar, followed by a daylong workshop is focused on operator competency in compost management and regulatory compliance, and includes a dynamic combination of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises.

11/2/19 8:00am - 4:00pm

Caring for People, Plants and Our Planet - UVM Extension Master Gardener State Conference

3rd Annual UVM Extension Master Gardener State Conference - Open to the Public New this year: You can attend in person or online!

11/6/19 9:00am - 11/7/19 1:00pm

Food Safety First! Product Development Course for Small Food Businesses

Are you an entrepreneur struggling with the food safety principles behind your product? How about a small food business developing new and exciting products? Do you have questions about food safety regulation and what you have to do? If so, this is the course for you! “Food Safety First” is a 1.5 day program covering the basics of food product development, food safety hazards, and an overview of key regulatory requirements for small and emerging food businesses, such as entrepreneurs and local food processors. This course is designed specifically to meet the needs of small and emerging food businesses, to increase their knowledge in food safety to enable entrepreneurial success in the marketplace.

11/7 - 8, 19

2019 Farm to Plate Annual Gathering

Save the date for the 9th Annual Farm to Plate Gathering!