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From the Ground Up: Farm, Food , Community

Cemetary Avenue
Manchester, VT



On Saturday February 25, the Manchester Community Library, in partnership with Northshire Grows and Someday Farm, will present “From the Ground Up: Farm, Food, Community,” a biennial program focused on how agriculture and food enrich our community and region,


Speakers include Philip Ackerman-Leist, Professor of Sustainable Agriculture at Green Mountain College; Jake Claro, Farm to Plate Network Program Director; Dale Coppin, president of Grateful Hearts, Inc.; Scout Proft and Maria Reade of Someday Farm; Jesse Pyles, Executive Director, Smokey House Center; and Liz Ruffa of Northshire Grows. Participants will have a chance to discuss actionable steps stemming from the presentations. Speakers will offer “Food Shed Updates” and organize a community asset mapping roundtable.  Earth Sky Time Community Farm will cater a lunch made from locally sourced foods.


From the Ground Up is supported by NOFA-VT and the Vermont Community Foundation, Lyman Orton Fund.



The event is free, with a suggested donation of $5 to cover lunch costs. Space is limited at this popular event, which was at capacity in 2015. Reserve your space at Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. The program will run from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  For more information, call the Library at 802-362-2607.