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3/3/16 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Gail Myers on "Black Farmers in the ‘Age of Colorblindness'"

Anthropologist Gail Myers will discuss the persistence of racism in the food system.

3/3/16 6:00pm - 7:30pm

ACORN Presents Cocktail 101 with Stonecutter Spirits

ACORN launches new local food education series with a Cocktail 101 class at Stonecutter Spirits

3/5/16 9:00am - 3/6/16 4:00pm

Basic Welding Theory & Practice (Short Course)

This very hands-on, 2-day course will introduce students to MIG, Stick, and Oxy Acetylene welding techniques and will cover the basics including various types of metals and their properties as concerns welding, proper tank & pressure setup, what the ideal weld should look like, trouble shooting problem welds/weld areas, as well as examples of common items that require welding fixes. This course is offered by Institute for Applied Agriculture & Food Systems, Vermont Tech.

3/7/16 9:00am - 3/13/16 4:00pm

Brewing: Science, Safety, Sensory & Skills (Short Course)

Participants must be at least 21 years old to enroll. This course is offered by Institute for Applied Agriculture & Food Systems, Vermont Tech.

3/9/16 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Film Screening at ArtsRiot: Can You Dig This?

CAN YOU DIG THIS explores the urban gardening revolution currently taking place in South Central Los Angeles, one of the largest food deserts in the country. We follow the inspirational personal journeys of five 'gangster gardeners,' all planting the seeds for a better life. Tickets are free!

3/10/16 8:30am - 1:00pm

1st Annual ACORN Producer and Buyer Forum

1st Annual ACORN Buyers and Producers Forum: Where Buying, Selling and Marketing Happens

3/11/16 8:30am - 4:00pm

Recall & Traceability Workshop for Vermont Produce Growers

Produce growers around the country are seeking to provide the best quality and safest produce for their customers. And, increasingly, larger produce buyers such as Whole Foods are beginning to ask for more detailed recall plans (i.e. a plan to address what would happen in the unlikely event of a health concern).

3/11/16 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Kids in the Kitchen: Ain’t No Thing But a Chicken Wing

This class is great for kids of all ages; $20/child

3/12/16 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Couples Cooking: Russian Easter

A couples cooking class at Healthy Living Market & Cafe!

3/15/16 9:00am - 4:00pm

Farmstead & Artisan Cheeses: From Concept to Commerce Short Course

As a value-added component of a sustainable farming plan, cheesemaking can be another step in the holistic cycle of land to food. This course is offered by Institute for Applied Agriculture & Food Systems, Vermont Tech.

3/15/16 9:00am - 11:30am

RAPs, GAPs & FSMA Workshop

Do you know your RAPs from your GAPs? FSMA got you turned upside down? ACORN will host a workshop for farmers and food producers with three top food and water specialists in VT each tackling regulations associated with safe food production and handling.

3/16/16 9:00am - 3/20/16 4:00pm

Essential Principles & Practices of Cheesemaking Short Course

This five-day course is a practical and comprehensive technical guide to cheese technology and the principles governing the quality of cheese. This course is offered by Institute for Applied Agriculture & Food Systems, Vermont Tech.

3/16/16 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Transferring the Farm: Getting Started

As the first of the series, Bob Parsons, agricultural economist at the University of Vermont, will offer information about how farm families can get started in planning a farm business transfer to the next generation.

3/16/16 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Everyday Chef Workshop Series: The Pleasures of Cooking for One

Join Elena Gustavson, a former chef owner of two restaurants and now RAFFL's Everyday Chef Program coordinator as she demonstrates two or three dishes from Ms Jones book for participants to replicate and sample throughout the workshop. All participants will be given key ingredients to try the dishes at home, recipe cards and other resources!

3/19/16 12:00pm - 3:30pm

6th Annual Burlington Seed Swap

This free community event celebrates the upcoming gardening season and brings gardeners together to share seeds, garden stories, and resources. Includes workshops on garden planning and seed starting. Bring your own non-GMO seeds to share and exchange.

3/21/16 9:00am - 4:00pm

Sensory Evaluation of Cheese Short Course

This one-day workshop will provide you with the fundamental tools to control and define the sensory quality of cheese, offering basic sensory training to describe and record the sensory characteristics of your cheese, as well as resourceful information and quality control systems to prevent defects in cheese. This course is offered by Institute for Applied Agriculture & Food Systems, Vermont Tech.

3/23/16 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Transferring the Farm: Tools You Can Use

As the second of a two-part webinar series, Bob Parsons, agricultural economist at the University of Vermont, will describe legal and business tools that farm families can use to effectively transfer the farm from one generation to the next.

3/23/16 4:00pm - 7:00pm

School Garden Planning Retreat

Got a school garden? Need help planning it or inspiration to get started? Our School Garden Planning Retreat is the place to come!

3/24/16 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Vermont Farm to Plate in Rutland County: Growing and strengthening our Farm and Food System

Join us for TWO interactive forums in Rutland, followed by a Farmer & Friends Mixer on Thursday, March 24th.

3/26 - 27, 16

Carbon Farming with Eric Toensmeier

Carbon farming is a suite of agricultural practices and crops that sequester carbon in the soil and in aboveground biomass. Combined with a massive reduction in fossil fuel emissions—and in concert with adaptation strategies to our changing environment— carbon farming has the potential to bring us back from the brink of disaster and return our atmosphere to the “magic number” of 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide.

3/26/16 9:00am - 4:30pm

NEK Food System Plan Summit

Add your voice to the NEK Food System Plan! This is a day for networking and discussion. Consider: What is our greatest NEK food system challenge over the next 5 years? How do we advance the NEK food system over the next 5 years? Who needs to be involved to advance our NEK food system?

3/29/16 11:30am - 1:30pm

Green Mountain College’s Spring 2016 Career Fair

Green Mountain College’s Office of Career and Personal Development is pleased to announce its Annual Spring Career Fair, a valuable opportunity for employers to network with our capable, diverse and enthusiastic students about full-time, part-time and seasonal employment, summer internships, contract/project work, and volunteer positions that your business/organization may need to fill.

3/29/16 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Windham Grows meetup: Farms, Food, Green Buildings, Green Technology

Strolling of the Heifers and SEON — the Sustainable Energy Outreach Network — are partnering to present a workshop to explore collaborative opportunities between businesses in the farm, food, green building and green technology sectors. The event is the second workshop in the Windham Grows series — the first was “Tech Salad,” which brought together farm, food and technology entrepreneurs.


Rural Vermont Hosts Small Farm Advocacy Day at the Statehouse

The legislative session is underway, and now is the time to stand up and speak out about the issues affecting your farm and your table! Join Rural Vermont for Small Farm Advocacy Days and get briefed on the most current issues, learn some "tricks of the trade" for effective citizen advocacy, and take advantage of the opportunity to meet with your legislators.

3/31/16 2:00pm - 4:00pm

FSMA Produce Safety Rule & Program Development Workshop

Join the Vermont Agency of Agriculture for a workshop on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.

3/31/16 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Vermont Futures Project

Vermont's demographics are grim for fulfilling future workforce needs and educational requirements. Come hear and participate in this dynamic presentation produced under the auspices of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce Foundation