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baby goats to a good home, west cornwall, vermont

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Photo compliments of twigfarm.com

Greetings from Twig Farm! We’re a small goat dairy in West Cornwall, Vermont. Kidding season will soon be upon us, and while baby goats are unquestionably most adorable animals of all time, sadly we cannot keep all of our darling doelings. That’s where you come in! Our registered Alpines boast superb genetics, bred for hardiness and superior milk production. (Papers and milk records available upon request.) We’re asking $50 per doeling and are willing to negotiate a reduced fee for larger orders. Happy to disbud them for you free of charge if you like. These ladies will certainly be incredible additions to your herd, enviable backyard milkers or the most personable pets you’ve ever had.

They’ll be available beginning the week of March 7th. To reserve your babies, email laurengitlin@gmail.com with Twig Farm Doelings in the subject. We will notify you when your kiddos have arrived, after which time, you will have a week’s window to retrieve them. For each additional day that we hold them, a small surcharge for food and care will be added to your total. We look forward to hearing from you!


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green farming in the green mountains: farmer training program at UVM

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Applications are currently being accepted for UVM’s farmer training program! The six-month program offers a certificate in Sustainable Agriculture and provides students with a combination of classroom learning and hands-on experience managing the school’s 10-acre education farm. Each year, 25 students are accepted and learn everything from crop rotation to marketing. If you’re looking for an learning experience that is more formally structured (and probably more comprehensive) than the traditional farm apprenticeship, this program might be right for you!

The program runs May-October and is “designed for people interested in immersing themselves in sustainable, local food systems in a hands-on educational setting. Candidates include, but are not limited to:  new and beginning farmers, urban and community gardeners, farm educators and students interested in deepening their understanding of sustainable farming systems in an intensive and focused learning environment.”

You can learn more at UVM‘s website and order an information packet for the program. Admission is given on a rolling basis.

 


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working the land symposium, oct. 10, shelburne, vt

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Next week, in conjunction with its current exhibition Eyes on the Land, the Shelburne Museum in Vermont is holding a Working the Land Symposium. From 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 10, regional scholars will present on the histories, stories, archeology, and symbolism of the working landscapes of New England. These presentations will be followed by a panel discussion by the artists featured in the exhibition.

If all of this cold back-to-school weather has given you a hankering to get your academic on, you can buy tickets here. The cost is $50 for General Admission; $45 for Museum Members; and $15 for Students. For additional questions please contact symposia@shelburnemuseum.org or call 802-985-3346, x3392.

Much more information on the event and the organization can be found on the museum’s Facebook page.


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uvm food summit

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All people deserve access to adequate, nutritious food. The complicated and provocative question for the fourth annual UVM Food Systems Summit on June 16-17 is how to provide this basic human right.

UVM will be partnering with Vermont Law School to host the Summit this year, which focuses on “The Right to Food: Power, Policy and Politics in the 21st Century.” Keynote speakers from across the country and local presenters will be talking about food security in Vermont, the nation, and around the world.

Here is the UVM Food Systems Summit press release.
Online registration closes June 9th.


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amazing case study in vermont, again!

Check out this amazing non-profit capturing and using surplus food in Vermont!

The organizations goals according to their website:

“1. Creating an agricultural surplus clearinghouse to capture and facilitate the movement of Vermont’s agricultural surplus fruit, vegetables and meat to make them available to institutions (such as hospitals, nursing homes, schools, correctional facilities) and general public who are in need of charitable assistance in meeting basic nutritional needs; and”

2. Developing and educating the general public about programs, systems and policies enhancing and supporting community food security, particularly for members of the general public and institutions in need of assistance to meet basic nutritional needs.”

You can learn more about their programs HERE.

Find out how you can help HERE.

And follow them on Facebook HERE.


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get hands-on training as a farmer in beautiful vermont!

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Rolling admission is now open on UVM’s Farmer Training Program! This is a 6-month, hands-on program (May 4 – October 30, 2015) for aspiring farmers and food systems advocates that provides an experiential, skill-based education in sustainable farming. Students in this program get a unique and comprehensive education by running the 10-acre Catamount Educational Farm from seed to market, learning from expert farmers and educators in the classroom and by working alongside successful, inspiring farmers in the Burlington area. Participants leave with a Certificate in Sustainable Farming from UVM, a deeper understanding of agricultural management and small-scale farming, the entrepreneurial skills to start their own operation and a network of incredible people to support them along the way.

The UVM Farmer Training Program is now accepting applications until November 14 for early admission to the 2015 cohort! (After that admission will be rolling until spots and the waitlist are filled.) Apply now to join an incredible group of students for six months of sustainable farming and food systems education. Continue reading


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vt law school’s food radio

vtlawschoolFood Radio is a monthly program with content around all aspects of the food system. Created collectively by the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems and student group the Food and Agricultural Law Society. Firmly rooted in South Royalton VT, we address topics of national import and have a global reach. Our partner Royalton Community Radio broadcasts the show once per month Tuesday at 11am at royaltonradio.org

Listen to previous episodes here!

Some of our recurring segments

  • Point-Counterpoint where two sides of an issue are debated, e.g., GMO Labeling
  • Farm Bill Watch with background info and updates about the Federal Farm Bill
  • Interviews: Dean of Vermont Law School Marc Mihaly, Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross, Farmer and former state representative David Ainsworth, owners of local gourmet burger shop the Worthy Burger.

Tune in and engage with us! Shoot us an email atfoodradio@listserv.vermontlaw.edu

 

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