Food, Farms, & Community: Rural America’s Local Food Renaissance
The Second Annual Rural Heritage Institute at Sterling College
June 16-18, 2009
Join some of the nation’s leading scholars, farmers, entrepre-neurs, policy makers, artists, and activists at Food, Farms, and Community: Rural America’s Local Food Renaissance from June 16th-18th in the heart of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.
Part of Sterling College’s Rural Heritage Institute, Food, Farms, and Community seeks to balance the changing connections between rural communities and their food sources with a long tradition of community-based agriculture. The local food theme will be highlighted by three days of discussions, field trips, and hands-on workshops that connect participants with practitioners at the leading edge of sustainable food systems, organic agriculture, and working communities.
Recently highlighted by the New York Times as a region “connected through food,” the area around Sterling College, Craftsbury, and the Hardwick area, is home to one of the most progressive local food systems in the country. Located at the heart of this region, Food, Farms, and Community capitalizes on the model of community and experiential learning shared by our host venue and the surrounding communities.
Young Farmer Mixer
Young dairy, livestock, veggie, fruit and grain farmers, as well as young Ag.-based business owners and employees are all welcome! Live music, local beer, veggie nibbles and farmstead cheeses, bike blenders for smoothies, High Mowing Organic Seeds!
Where: Claire’s + the Center for an Agricultural Economy on Main Street in Hardwick, VT.
When: 6pm – midnight, Bonfire Afterwards!
Come One Come All!!