Join Origins of Food this Labor Day Weekend to explore how to become a more conscientious food citizen.
Meet the farmers who are leading the charge for a better food future through practices such as agro-forestry, permaculture, experimental Japanese rice farming and pasture-based Italian hog raising. Vermont farmers are combining old-world knowledge with modern agricultural practices.
Throughout the tour we will discuss the industrialized food system and discover ways you can begin to live outside that system. On a personal level, you will learn how to ferment, how to cure meat and how to lesson your food's carbon footprint. On a macro level, you will learn about the globalized food industry, from Vermont migrant farmworkers who are fighting for fairer living and working conditions to local non-profits working to increase healthy food access to the underprivileged.
This program will be an intensive and interactive opportunity to engage with the food, agricultural economy, and human, animal, and environmental health of Vermont through hands-on workshops, tours of innovative farms, and of course, plenty of delicious farm-to-table local and seasonal meals.
In addition to completing a variety of workshops, projects, conversations and activities relevant to food justice and production, we will also indulge in the pure beauty that the Vermont landscape provides. From the organic yoga retreat where we'll be staying to the short hike to a killer viewpoint of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack mountains, you can expect to witness a multitude of breathtaking landscapes and incomparable experiences.
Come join us on this once-in-a-lifetime journey to explore how you can be a more conscientious citizen in our ever-changing global foodscape.
Matt and Lindsey
September 1st- 5th, 2016
How to Apply
Please fill out the application through our website . The application and a $400 deposit will secure your spot.
This includes accomodation (in group yurt), transportation around the Champlain Valley, all meals (with the exception of three lunches), workshops, and two guides. Costs not included are transportation to Vermont, alcohol, and personal spending money. *Camping available for $100 discount. Double occupancy in house available for $100 extra per person.
We require a 6 person minimum to run this trip and will cap the group size at 12.
If the minimum is not met, we will refund your deposit.