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5/6/20 5:30pm - 10/14/20 7:30am

Community Teaching Garden Course

6 month long, hands-on gardening course in organic vegetable gardening, culinary & medicinal herbs, cutting flowers, herbalism & food preservation.

9/3/20 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Webinar: Rooting Out Structural Racism in American Agriculture

Hosted by Vermont Law School's Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, this virtual panel discussion brings together lawyers fighting structural racism in agricultural law and policy.

9/10/20 12:00pm - 1:00pm

COVID-19 and Vermont’s Changing Food System

Vermont’s food system is critical to our economy, state identity, and quality of life, with over 64,000 Vermonters employed by farms and food related businesses. The arrival of COVID-19 rattled the food system, amplifying weaknesses in our globalized food system while inspiring Vermonters to creatively build new tools for community food security. This discussion will focus on the impact COVID-19 has had on Vermont’s food system, assess disparities in this system, and identify lessons we take forward for a more prepared and resilient food system in the future.

9/10/20 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Indigenous & Tribal Perspectives on Agritourism

This conversation seeks to broaden understanding of indigenous-led agritourism initiatives with a focus on the unity of human and ecological communities.

9/13/20 9:00am - 12:00pm

On-Farm Pig Butchering Workshop with Mary Lake

Interested in learning the art of on-farm, whole-animal butchering? Do you raise animals for food or purchase whole or half animals from a local farm? Do you love to cook meat and want to know more about where particular cuts come from on the animal?

9/15/20 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Welcoming Guests Back on Our Farms and Ranches

Join agritourism operators from Italy, India, and the USA for a discussion about how to safely open farm stays and prepare for overnight guests during the Covid-19 pandemic.

9/17/20 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Future Of Farming is Femme

Womxn are the fastest growing group of new farmers. This panel pushes us to set aside stereotypes and honor the emerging energy of femme earth tenders, activists, and organizers. These incredible womxn will examine gender based disparities in Vermont’s food system, and envision a supportive community that values womxn, provides mentorship, and continues to engage future generations of femme farmers.

9/19/20 10:00am - 4:00pm

Management Intensive Grazing for the Diversified Farm

Turning solar energy into healthy livestock products and productive pasture while storing carbon in the soil.

9/24/20 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Grassroots Organizing as a Form of Local Resiliency

Strong communities are resilient communities, able to support those in need through troubling times. This panel highlights grassroots organizers who are strengthening their communities’ ability to address and repair systemic inequities, rising food insecurity, and other vulnerabilities that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. These womxn discuss the power of grassroots organizing, strategy adaptations to the current situation, and envision what strong communities can look like in Vermont.

9/29/20 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Racial Justice in the Vermont Food System Panel & Discussion

Please join facilitators Naomi Doe Moody and Amber Skye Arnold of the Susu Healing Collective and a panel of People of Color who are part of Vermont’s farm and food system to hear about needed work to address racial inequities and injustice - and work towards a just and thriving system for all.

10/1/20 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Vermont’s New Wave of Agriculture: Womxn in Hemp & Cannabis

This panel will focus on the experience of womxn and femmes within the booming hemp and cannabis industry. We will dive into the inner workings of what it means to be a femme farmer growing hemp and cannabis in Vermont with an emphasis on the challenges that they face, the crucial need for racially conscious structural change, and how this industry can sustainably strengthen Vermont’s working landscape.