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5/3/19 7:30am - 4:00pm

2019 Hunger Action Conference

Healing the Past for a Healthy Future: Join the Vermont Foodbank for our keynote speaker Dr. Ken Epstein and workshops covering topics such as poverty and hunger, food systems, health, best practices and more!

5/5/19

Management Intensive Grazing for the Diversified Farm

Harvesting the Sun with Livestock

5/5/19 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Dairy Day at Shelburne Farms

Come on down to the dairy and meet our spring calves and their amazing moms in our Brown Swiss herd.

5/6/19 11:00am - 1:00pm

Dr. Vandana Shiva speaks on the VT Statehouse Lawn: A Call For Poison-Free Food and Farming by 2030

Join acclaimed scientist and author Dr. Vandana Shiva as she presents an international pledge for “Poison Free Food and Farming by 2030’ to state policymakers and advocacy organizations. Policymakers and representatives from allied Vermont organizations will offer their support for poison free food and farming, while citizens sign onto the pledge in the company of Dr. Shiva.

5/8/19 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Windham Grows Community Table

Bring your Ideas to the Table! Have a food-related challenge that you need some help addressing in your community or in your business? Looking to network with other movers and shakers in the vibrant food economy? Want feedback on a new product idea?

5/8/19 4:30pm - 5/15/19 7:30pm

2019 Grow It! Workshops for Garden Leaders

Gardeners, educators, organizers and enthusiasts of community-based gardening: Join us for a workshop on “Growing Your Community of Gardeners” this spring at a location near you. Brainstorm solutions, share stories, and swap ideas for stronger garden communities! For a list of locations, details and registration go to http://vcgn.org/what-we-do/grow

5/10/19 10:00am - 1:00pm

Grazing Sheep in Solar Energy Facilities: Lunch, Learn & Tour

Join Grazing Specialist Kimberly Hagen and Vermont Agency of Agriculture Development Coordinator Alex DePillis to learn to combine solar panel arrays and pastures for sheep.

5/10/19 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Field Demonstration of No-till Corn into Sod Ground

Join us for a field demonstration of equipment used for farm viability, soil health, and water quality.

5/15/19 9:00am - 12:00pm

HOW TO READ AND UNDERSTAND YOUR BUSINESSES FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Workshop sponsored by the Lamoille Economic Development Corporation and the VT Small Business Development Center

5/15/19 10:00am - 3:00pm

Middlebury Date - Secrets to Increasing Profit with Dave Pratt - Livestock

Come spend the day with Dave Pratt of Ranching For Profit Fame - learn tools that you will use for the rest of your farming life!

5/15/19 4:30pm - 7:30pm

2019 Grow It! Workshops for Garden Leaders

Gardeners, educators, organizers and enthusiasts of community-based gardening: Join us for a workshop on “Growing Your Community of Gardeners” this spring at a location near you. Brainstorm solutions, share stories, and swap ideas for stronger garden communities! For a list of locations, details and registration go to http://vcgn.org/what-we-do/growit.

5/16/19 10:00am - 3:00pm

Berlin Date - Secrets to Increasing Profit with Dave Pratt - Livestock

Come spend the day with Dave Pratt of Ranching For Profit Fame - learn tools that you will use for the rest of your farming life!

5/16/19 4:30pm - 7:30pm

2019 Grow It! Workshops for Garden Leaders

Gardeners, educators, organizers and enthusiasts of community-based gardening: Join us for a workshop on “Growing Your Community of Gardeners” this spring at a location near you. Brainstorm solutions, share stories, and swap ideas for stronger garden communities! For a list of locations, details and registration go to http://vcgn.org/what-we-do/growit.

5/16/19 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Weed Walk and Nettle Pesto Making with Spoonful Herbals at Shelburne Farms

Learn how to sustainably harvest nettles and then process them into a nutrient dense nettle pesto to take home.

5/17/19 10:00am - 1:00pm

Grazing Sheep in Solar Energy Facilities: Lunch, Learn & Tour - St. Johnsbury

Join Grazing Specialist Kimberly Hagen and Vermont Agency of Agriculture Development Coordinator Alex DePillis to learn to combine solar panel arrays and pastures for sheep.

5/18/19 8:00am - 6:30pm

RootSkills Training

Skill-builder and networking event aimed at organizers working around social, racial and environmental justice efforts within New England.

5/18/19 10:00am - 2:00pm

Plant Sale and Swap

We welcome medicinal and culinary herbs, shrubs, flowers and veggies! Our annual plant sale and swap is a sweet event that many folks look forward to each year. It's a great chance to get your own gardens started or to thin perennials or starts out of your existing beds. Seed swapping happens, too!

5/20 - 6/7/19

Breakthrough Leaders for Sustainable Food Systems Professional Certificate

"Highly relevant to professionals as well as nonprofessionals. You somehow managed to change my perspective on leadership, the food system, and activism, all in one course." - Sylvia G., 2018

5/21/19 4:30pm - 7:30pm

2019 Grow It! Workshops for Garden Leaders

Gardeners, educators, organizers and enthusiasts of community-based gardening: Join us for a workshop on “Growing Your Community of Gardeners” this spring at a location near you. Brainstorm solutions, share stories, and swap ideas for stronger garden communities! For a list of locations, details and registration go to http://vcgn.org/what-we-do/growit.

5/22/19 9:30am - 12:00pm

USDA State Technical Committee Meeting

The next USDA State Technical Committee will be hosted in Colchester on May 22, 9:30 a.m.

5/22/19 4:30pm - 7:30pm

2019 Grow It! Workshops for Garden Leaders

Gardeners, educators, organizers and enthusiasts of community-based gardening: Join us for a workshop on “Growing Your Community of Gardeners” this spring at a location near you. Brainstorm solutions, share stories, and swap ideas for stronger garden communities! For a list of locations, details and registration go to http://vcgn.org/what-we-do/growit.

5/25/19 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Our Inner Ecology: Ferments and the Microbiome

We’ll cover a little human physiology first, and then we’ll get into how our microbes feed us, protect us, communicate with us and how we can help them help us with herbs and diet. Class will finish up with a hands-on lactofermented vegetable demonstration and everyone will go home with a jar!

5/28/19 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Community Farming & Grassland Birds: A Local Conservation Strategy at Shelburne Farms

Come hear the stories of individual grassland birds and their young and be inspired as Vermont landowners and communities to halt the declining populations of these birds in the northeastern United States.

5/30/19 8:00am - 3:00pm

Workforce & Talent Summit: Part of the Six Pillar Conference Series

Seminar #4 from 1:30 - 2:15 pm will feature the Farm to Plate Network's Exploring Food System Careers: Resources to Enhance Career Pathways Development. Speakers: Advance Vermont: Roxanne Vought, McClure Foundation: Carolyn Weir, VT Farm to Plate Network: Sarah Danly. Registration is now open.

5/30/19 4:30pm - 7:30pm

2019 Grow It! Workshops for Garden Leaders

Gardeners, educators, organizers and enthusiasts of community-based gardening: Join us for a workshop on “Growing Your Community of Gardeners” this spring at a location near you. Brainstorm solutions, share stories, and swap ideas for stronger garden communities! For a list of locations, details and registration go to http://vcgn.org/what-we-do/growit.

5/31 - 6/1/19

Nourish Vermont: Traditional Foods and Health Gathering

Come learn the core principles of traditional diets and explore how lifestyle and the environment in which you live impacts health.

6/1/19 9:30am - 6/2/19 2:00pm

Summer Field Days

A weekend of pasture management, livestock integrations, and agroforestry systems.

6/1/19 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Butter, Yogurt and Cheese Making Class

Getting Creative in the Kitchen