10/24: Rural Vermont’s Annual Meeting

Rural Vermont hosts its 2017 Annual Meeting & Celebration on Tuesday, October 24th from 6-9 pm at the Tunbridge Town Hall, located at 227 VT Rte 110. Join friends and neighbors for a potluck supper, board elections, and raffles featuring goodies from Johnny’s Seeds, Upper Pass Beer Company, and area farmers. The event will include plenty of social time. Plus it’s family-friendly, free to attend, open to all, and BYOB

Rural Vermont will unveil and present “Digging In: What’s Next for Rural Vermont”. Earlier this year, Rural Vermont hosted Groundswell, a statewide community conversation tour where Vermonters shared their ideas about how Rural Vermont can champion the widespread transition to regenerative agriculture that our people, communities, and land so desperately need. The tour launched at the Tunbridge Town Hall, and on October 24th, Rural Vermont returns to this very location to share what was learned and what’s next.

A common theme emerged from the 500+ folks who came out for Groundswell: Vermonters want to live in deep connection to one another and to the land that nourishes us all. To that end and as a result of the tour, Rural Vermont has adopted three areas of focus: spreading the word, building community, and creating opportunity. Come hear how Rural Vermont plans to act on these areas of focus, and to share your thoughts on how we can work together to cultivate community-scale agriculture in this amazing state.

At the event, Rural Vermont members will vote on the 2017-19 Rural Vermont Board of Directors slate, which includes six candidates: Cat Buxton of Grow More, Waste Less in Sharon, Elena Gustavson of Montpelier, Kate McLean & Nick Zigelbaum of Longest Acres Farm in Chelsea, Derek O’Toole of Anchor Light Farm in Braintree, Meghan Stotko of Heartwood Farm in Albany, and Chris Wood of Tunbridge and BALE’s executive director.

Potluck dinner, board elections (see 2017-18 board slate here), raffles, and more!

Rural Vermont’s Annual Meeting is sponsored by all of Rural Vermont’s Partner Members, with lead support from Action Circles and Chelsea Green Publishing.