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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.

10/6/20 9:00am - 10/7/20 3:00pm

2020 3SquaresVT Statewide Outreach & Policy Virtual Conference

Join Hunger Free Vermont, The Department for Children and Families, and other food security advocates for a two-day virtual conference to gain a deeper knowledge of 3SquaresVT and learn how new and seasoned advocates alike are working toward a hunger free Vermont.

10/8/20 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Impactful Structural Change, Land Sovereignty, and Reparations

In this panel we explore the different approaches to building land sovereignty in Vermont. Because access to land is central to identity, culture, food production, and wealth creation, land theft has long been a tool of oppression against marginalized communities. These leaders are building alternative land-access models to strengthen their communities, increase local food security, right past wrongs, and bring lasting change to the state of Vermont.

10/8/20 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Regenerative Tourism & Agriculture

This session will describe the principles of regenerative agriculture and discuss how they are shaping a future of regenerative tourism and hospitality.

10/11 - 17, 20

Exploring Food in Your Backyard

For the third year, Vermont libraries across the state are hosting Rooted in Vermont programs and activities for their community that focus on food that patrons can find “in their backyard.” Whether that’s gardening, foraging, or hunting and fishing - there’s lots of activities to explore.

10/13/20 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Starting a Food Business 101 (Online Event)

Have you always wanted to start a food business? Are you wondering where to start? This hour-long event will cover the basics of what it takes to start a food-based business.

10/15/20 12:00pm - 1:00pm

BIPOC Womxn and Femmes: Navigating Vermont’s Food System

The purpose of this panel is to support, celebrate, and reflect on the contributions of BIPOC womxn and femmes in Vermont’s food system. Together we explore their experiences as business owners, earth tenders, healers, faces of organizations, and advocates. Additionally, we aim to build community, honor the dynamic spaces that these folx are creating specifically for marginalized Vermonters, and unpack the inequities that exist at the crossroads between race and gender within Vermont’s food system.

10/15/20 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Webinar: Building Food Security and Sovereignty Through Local Zoning Codes

How can local policymakers increase access to nutritious food? Join the team at Vermont Law School's Center for Agriculture and Food Systems for a this free webinar.

10/21/20 9:30am - 3:30pm

USDA State Technical Committee Meeting

USDA State Technical Committee meeting on October 21 from 9:30 to 3:30, to be hosted on Microsoft Teams, will discuss federal conservation Farm Bill funding, priorities, and updates on urban conservation and new farmer outreach.

10/27/20 11:30am - 1:00pm

Vermont Creative Network IdeaJam -- Specialty Foods Breakout

How can the food sector better align with arts and creativity? What do specialty and artisan food producers need to thrive? How can we better connect and support creative people and businesses across Vermont? Join us for a fast-paced "jam session" to meet other creative Vermonters, brainstorm ideas, and help shape Vermont's first creative sector action plan.

10/30/20 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Webinar: The Farm and Energy Initiative, a New Law and Policy Resource

Whether you’re a farmer, researcher, or policymaker, the Farm and Energy Initiative (FEI) includes tools you can use to promote sustainable energy use in agriculture. Join FEI director Genevieve Byrne in this free webinar to learn all about it.

11/1 - 21, 20

The Taste of Food Connects

Food Connects will host the first Taste of Food Connects from November 1 to 21. This event brings together over 90 local businesses throughout the Windham County and Monadnock Regions to celebrate our vibrant local economy. This unique event is part Local Passport, benefitting local businesses, and part Silent Auction, supporting Food Connects’ annual fund.