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Nurturing Communities: Finding the Intersection of Food and Economy

140 Junction Road
Hardwick, VT

What is a durable economy, and how is it created and sustained? How are our food systems incorporated into our communities? What roles do local farms and food distributors play in developing a healthy, vibrant community? These questions and more will be discussed on Friday, November 4th, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Vermont Food Venture Center in Hardwick. Leading the discussion are Rhonda Philips and Bruce Seifer, co-authors of the book Sustainable Communities: Creating a Durable Local Economy. Philips is also the author of Growing Livelihoods: Local Food Systems and Community Development. Following the discussion, there will be an opportunity to tour the facilities of the Food Venture Center. 

The Galaxy Bookshop and the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) are co-sponsoring this event as a fundraiser for the Hardwick Area Food Pantry and the CAE’s “Grow Your Own” program. Donations of non-perishable food items or cash will be gratefully accepted on behalf of these two organizations, and a portion of the evening’s book sales will be donated by The Galaxy Bookshop.