ArtsRiot, 400 Pine Street
Doors open at 5:00 PM. Cash bar.
This panel discussion will focus on labor and social justice within Vermont’s vibrant local food system, discussing both what’s working and what we can do better. We’ll learn about some of the challenges facing agricultural production today, both nationally and right here in Vermont, and about some alternative models that are responding to these issues. We’ll also talk about how migrant workers fit into Vermont’s food system, what their current situation is and how it can be improved. Finally, we’ll learn how we can inform ourselves of the conditions and environment in which our food is produced, as well as how our choices can bring about real change.
Brought to you by City Market and the Intervale Center with support from ArtsRiot.
Meet the Panel:
Teresa Mares - University of Vermont, Huertas Project
Naomi Wolcott-MacCausland - UVM Extension, Farming Across Cultures
Abel Luna - Vermont Migrant Justice
Hilary Martin - Diggers’ Mirth Collective Farm
Moderated by Alison Nihart, University of Vermont Food Systems Initiative