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5/6 - 10/3/19

Community Teaching Garden

Join us for a unique garden education program that teaches adults how to grow their own food in a fun, supportive, and cooperative learning environment through weekly lessons and hands-on garden work. Learn to plant, cultivate, harvest and preserve produce and take home as many fresh vegetables as you can grow. Choose a morning or evening class!

5/20 - 6/7/19

Breakthrough Leaders for Sustainable Food Systems Professional Certificate

"Highly relevant to professionals as well as nonprofessionals. You somehow managed to change my perspective on leadership, the food system, and activism, all in one course." - Sylvia G., 2018

5/25/19 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Our Inner Ecology: Ferments and the Microbiome

We’ll cover a little human physiology first, and then we’ll get into how our microbes feed us, protect us, communicate with us and how we can help them help us with herbs and diet. Class will finish up with a hands-on lactofermented vegetable demonstration and everyone will go home with a jar!

5/28/19 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Community Farming & Grassland Birds: A Local Conservation Strategy at Shelburne Farms

Come hear the stories of individual grassland birds and their young and be inspired as Vermont landowners and communities to halt the declining populations of these birds in the northeastern United States.

5/30/19 8:00am - 3:00pm

Workforce & Talent Summit: Part of the Six Pillar Conference Series

Seminar #4 from 1:30 - 2:15 pm will feature the Farm to Plate Network's Exploring Food System Careers: Resources to Enhance Career Pathways Development. Speakers: Advance Vermont: Roxanne Vought, McClure Foundation: Carolyn Weir, VT Farm to Plate Network: Sarah Danly. Registration is now open.

5/30/19 4:30pm - 7:30pm

2019 Grow It! Workshops for Garden Leaders

Gardeners, educators, organizers and enthusiasts of community-based gardening: Join us for a workshop on “Growing Your Community of Gardeners” this spring at a location near you. Brainstorm solutions, share stories, and swap ideas for stronger garden communities! For a list of locations, details and registration go to http://vcgn.org/what-we-do/growit.

5/31 - 6/1/19

Nourish Vermont: Traditional Foods and Health Gathering

Come learn the core principles of traditional diets and explore how lifestyle and the environment in which you live impacts health.

6/1/19 9:30am - 6/2/19 2:00pm

Summer Field Days

A weekend of pasture management, livestock integrations, and agroforestry systems.

6/3/19 6:30pm - 8:00pm

On-Farm Composting with Cat Buxton

Learn how to increase the productivity of your farm compost, manage piles for pathogen kill and organic certification, and boost the microbial inoculum to improve fertility in your farm fields.

6/6 - 7, 19

Slow Living Summit: Future of Women in Food Entrepreneurship

The goal of Future of Women in Food Entrepreneurship 2019 is to bring together women and men in the farm and food industries and provide them with the tools, resources, and mentorship needed in growing socially responsible businesses.

6/8/19 11:59pm

Deadline to submit a workshop proposal for the NESAWG Conference

'The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG) will be hosting their annual “It Takes a Region” conference in Jersey City, NJ on November 8th, 9th, and 10th! They are looking for workshop sessions that tackle systemic issues and prioritize the leadership and voices of those most impacted by the issues discussed. This would be a great opportunity to showcase your organization’s or personal efforts to address the inequity in our food system. The deadline for submitting the proposal is June 8th, 2019 at 11:59 Eastern time. Click here for more details.

6/9/19 10:00am - 11:30am

Farm to Medicine Cabinet Plant Walk with Julia Shaw at Shelburne Farms

Back by popular demand, these “weed walks” will introduce you to medicinal plants commonly found on Vermont’s working lands and introduce you to nature-based medicine.

6/19/19 10:00am - 11:30am

Farm to Medicine Cabinet Plant Walk with Emma Merritt at Shelburne Farms

Back by popular demand, these “weed walks” will introduce you to medicinal plants commonly found on Vermont’s working lands and introduce you to nature-based medicine.

6/22/19 8:00am - 1:00pm

Vermont Breakfast on the Farm at Maxwell's Neighborhood Farm

Join us June 22nd for Vermont Breakfast on the Farm at Maxwell's Neighborhood farm for a delicious pancake breakfast and a self guided farm tour of the Maxwell Dairy Farm in Newport, Vermont.

6/26/19 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Herbal Tea Party with Spoonful Herbals at Shelburne Farms

Celebrate and savor the delicate flavors of summer with Spoonful Herbals and “Afternoon Teatime” overlooking the lake and flower gardens from the North Porch of the Inn!

7/27/19 8:00am - 1:00pm

Vermont Breakfast on the Farm at Sprague Ranch

Join us July 27 at Vermont Breakfast on the Farm at Sprague Ranch. It's a unique opportunity to meet the dedicated dairy farmer who care for their animals, protect our land, and produce delicious dairy. Come enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast and take a self guided farm tour.

8/4/19 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Vermont Fresh Network Annual Forum Dinner 2019

Attend the Vermont Fresh Network's 23rd Annual Forum Dinner! For one special evening in August, farmers and chefs from all across Vermont come together to prepare a sensational meal for you and fellow food enthusiasts. It is a fundraiser for the Vermont Fresh Network — all proceeds go to continuing programming that helps bring more Vermont grown and raised food to the table. Highlights include tasting Vermont artisanal products and beverages, a silent auction, and the grazing dinner by over 20 of the state’s finest chefs.

9/17/19 4:30pm - 8:30pm

Power Forward! Strategic Business Growth Planning Course - Center for Women & Enterprise

13 Week Strategic Business Growth Planning Course

9/21/19 8:00am - 4:00pm

ACORN's Tour de Farms

The 12th Annual Tour de Farms will be Saturday, September 21, 2019 in Vergennes, VT. Mark your calendar! Register early to get the best rate.

9/21/19 8:30am - 4:00pm

Tour de Farms

Support ACORN by riding in this year's Tour de Farms. Choose between 30 and 10-mile routes through the rolling vistas of Vergennes, Ferrisburgh and Charlotte. Visit four to eight farms depending on distance. Sample food along the way.

11/7 - 8, 19

2019 Farm to Plate Annual Gathering

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