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1/8/21 6:00pm - 5/21/21 7:00pm

UVM Extension Master Gardener Course

Learn to create a healthy, sustainable home landscape & grow your own food! Become a volunteer and teach others environmentally friendly, research-based practices. Course offered online, statewide, non-credit.

1/20/21 3:00pm - 5/12/21 4:30pm

Farm to School Professional Development Series

New virtual professional development series for Vermont K-12 teachers implementing food systems, nutrition education, and hands-on learning opportunities into their curriculum. Topics include food justice, trauma informed practices, student engagement, school gardening and cooking.

1/23/21 9:00am - 3/21/21 4:00pm

Meat Cutting: Butchering Basics

This training will cover the basics of whole-animal butchery with both instruction and hands-on demonstration. Participants will learn how to break down beef, pork, chicken, and lamb into primals, subprimals, and case-ready cuts. Value added processing, such as sausage, smokes hams, and bacon will also be covered, with an emphasis on food safety, sourcing, and maintaining high utilization of whole animals. Butchering Basics can be taken as a three-part series or individually by animal interest

2/7/21 3:00pm - 3/4/21 1:00pm

NOFA-VT 39th Annual Winter Conference

This February, in lieu of our in-person conference, we are planning an incredible month-long series of events with many different opportunities for community building and connection through workshops, speakers and film.

3/2/21 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Webinar: Hiring Your First Farm Employees

The Conservation Law Foundation, the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School, and Legal Food Hub partners present a free webinar on hiring employees for farms and food businesses.

3/3/21 11:00am - 3/10/21 12:30pm

Hunger Free Vermont 3SquaresVT Trainings

Join Hunger Free Vermont to gain a deeper knowledge of 3SquaresVT, enhance outreach skills, and participate in focused discussions with new and seasoned service providers alike. These trainings are for you! Whether you work directly with 3SquaresVT applicants or simply want to learn more about the program, we hope you can join us. These trainings are for a broad range of organizations and people including those from community action agencies, agencies on aging, food shelves, farmers markets, community meal sites, schools and universities, health clinics and hospitals, senior centers, shelters, veterans organizations, housing authorities, childcare centers and more.

3/3/21 12:00pm - 3/31/21 2:00pm

VT Farmers Market Conference

Attend four useful seminars about farmers market management put on by the VT Farmers Market Association and NOFA-VT. Sessions are free for first-year market managers, new VTFMA members markets, and BIPOC participants. All sessions occur at noon on Wednesdays in March.

3/9/21 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Opening Your Farm to Visitors and Controlling for Liability

The Conservation Law Foundation, the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School, and Legal Food Hub partners present a free webinar on opening your farm to visitors and controlling for liability.

3/11/21 11:30am - 1:30pm

Virtual Advocacy Training 4 Farmers

Join Rural Vermont, NOFA-VT and Action Circles between February and April for our Small Farm Action Day event series of two subsequent events per month. This is the first of two subsequent events in March, a “Virtual Advocacy Training 4 Farmers” where farmers, farm workers, foodies and activists learn about virtual advocacy, RV and NOFA-VT issues and get to prepare a presentation of their own issues to legislators.

3/11/21 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Options for Forming a Social Enterprise

The Conservation Law Foundation, the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School, and Legal Food Hub partners present a free webinar on forming a social enterprise for farms and food businesses.

3/11/21 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Saffron: From Start to Finish, Planting to Selling

Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world, with a retail price of over $5,000/lb. Attend the UVM workshop to learn how to grow, dry and sell it. To learn more or register, go to: https://www.uvm.edu/~saffron/

3/17/21 10:30am - 12:00pm

Farmer Meet and Greet with Legislators

Join Rural Vermont, NOFA-VT and Action Circles between February and April for our Small Farm Action Day event series of two subsequent events per month. This is the second event in March, a “Farmer Meet and Greet with Legislators” - a lunchtime zoom meeting where participants of the advocacy training get to present their issue to legislators followed by questions, brief discussions and most importantly the ability to advance a cause through relationship building. Anyone is welcome to RSVP for this event to listen in, regardless of a participation at the advocacy training - legislators are highly encouraged to do so!

3/18/21 9:00am - 3/20/21 1:00pm

Artificial Insemination of Dairy Cattle and Reproductive Management

Learn about the bovine reproductive cycle and common reproductive management interventions. In this hands-on class, you’ll spend three hours developing palpating skills and three hours artificially inseminating dairy cattle. We partner with Select Sire to offer this training (12 hours of lecture, six hours of laboratory).

3/18/21 10:00am - 11:30am

Take the Mystery Out of Social Media Marketing: A Beginner’s Guide

You’re short on time and building a social media following for your farm or agribusiness seems overwhelming. We’re here to take the mystery and stress out of building a successful social media following and will help you turn it into something you enjoy doing to build trust and transparency in your business.

3/18/21 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Saffron: From Start to Finish, Planting to Selling

Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world, with a retail price of over $5,000/lb. Attend the UVM workshop to learn how to grow, dry and sell it. To learn more or register, go to: https://www.uvm.edu/~saffron/

3/18/21 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Vermont Wild Kitchen with Missisquoi Abenaki Chef Jessee Lawyer

Join Rooted in Vermont and Vermont Fish and Wildlife in the Vermont Wild Kitchen on Facebook Live! This episode we have a special guest, Missisquoi Abenaki Chef Jessee Lawyer! He will be preparing traditional Abenaki ingredients with a modern twist including deer shank, bear fat, garlic, sumac, and more.

3/18/21 7:00pm - 8:30pm

BIPOC Land Access in Every Town in Vermont

Vermonters Kenya Lazuli and Mindy Blank introduce Every Town Vermont and discuss why land access for BIPOC people is an essential solution to the climate crisis.

3/20/21 10:00am - 11:30am

Introduction to Pollinator Gardens

Learn to create pollinator gardens to benefit flora, fauna and the greater community.

3/23/21 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Red Wagon Plants presents 'Onions 101'

Everything you need to know to grow, harvest and store onions.

3/27/21 9:00am - 3/28/21 4:00pm

Integrated Pest Management

Do you face persistent challenges in your greenhouse with powdery mildew? Thrips? Apphids? Root pathogens? Are you interested in using biological control but unsure how to integrate materials into your existing routine? Are you already using biologicals but unsure how to measure their effectiveness? Do you need to apply pesticides safely and effectively? Are you propagating CBD hemp plants?

3/27/21 10:00am - 11:30am

Gardening for Abundance: Vegetables

Learn to grow vegetables for storing and sharing.

3/30/21 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Red Wagon Plants presents 'Strawberries 101'

Plants? Bare root? What is the difference? Come find out!