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6/6/16
Two dozen individuals representing twenty philanthropic organizations—ranging from family, community, and corporate foundations to funder affinity groups to donor and investor advisors—will join this year’s New England Food Summit VI in Bridgeport, Connecticut, from June 8-9. We are eager to participate in this convening so we can learn first-hand what leaders from across the New England farm,
6/2/16
The Maine Grain Alliance is proud to celebrate the 10 th annual Kneading Conference on July 28 & 29, 2016, at the Skowhegan State Fairgrounds. In its 10 th year, the Kneading Conference reflects on the last decade in local grain by welcoming Amy Halloran, author of The New Bread Basket : How the New Crop of Grain Growers, Plant Breeders, Millers, Maltsters, Bakers, Brewers, and Local Food
5/19/16
The New England Farm & Sea to Campus Network , hosted by Farm to Institution New England (FINE), has officially launched, and interested individuals can now sign up and get involved! This is a great opportunity for anyone involved in the campus food system in New England to take part in an exciting new collaborative network. The mission of this network is to build a community of higher
5/9/16
What does it really mean for me in my life? It all begins with RACE. Take for example the upcoming The Summit on Race and Equity: A Call to Government and Community, May 16 th and 17 th in Boston . The event is a culmination of almost two years of planning between a diverse group of community and City of Boston partners focused on developing policy platforms and institutional change around
5/3/16
This piece was originally posted by Erica Housekeeper on UVM Food Feed . Nearly 30% of New England’s farmers are likely to exit farming over the next decade, and nine out of 10 of those farmers do not have someone else ready to take the reins, according to new analysis of U.S. Census of Agriculture data that was part of a study released this week by American Farmland Trust and Land For Good. In
4/25/16
“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.” -T. E. Lawrence, "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom" As the Rev. Dave Ostendorf, then-Executive Director of the Center for New Community, wrote more
4/21/16
The farmer; she is the reason why we eat The farmer; she is the reason She’s got no time to be at the table We lose her voice because she is too busy With dirt between her nails The dirt between her nails and the holes in her jeans And so her voice is lost But she tries because she has something to say And the hungry to feed Something to say of the plight and of her food – your food She wants to
4/14/16
If you had told me four years ago during my senior year of college that I would forgo my planned career as an international sustainable development consultant, and instead stay closer to home in Vermont working in community organizing and activism, I would have been in disbelief. I was never much of an activist in college. I did not understand the purpose of chaining yourself to a building or
4/7/16
As featured in Vermont Food and Farm Education's news . This summer, students are invited to immerse themselves in food systems programming at eight Vermont higher education colleges and universities with the Vermont Food Systems Summer Study Tour. An initiative of the Vermont Food Systems Higher Education Consortium (VHEFSC), the Summer Study Tour offers a “taste of Vermont” – for the intellect
4/4/16
This post originally appeared on the Gulf of Maine Research Institute blog . When you think about cafeteria food, you probably think of mystery meat and instant mashed potatoes. Most of us grew up waiting listlessly in line for a scoop of the lunch “special”, which was usually anything but. Today’s lunch trays, however, bear little resemblance to the meals we remember. Institutions are catering

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