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Rural Vermont is a member-based organization. We depend on the support of people who, just like you, have a strong desire to live in a landscape populated by thriving community-scale farms, and an economy that prioritizes reverence for the land and for tight-knit relationship.
As of November 1, 2018, base membership to Rural Vermont is $35 per year. (Of course, all are welcome to support us at a higher level; smaller donations are also welcome, but do not confer membership status.) At the same time, we are launching a “Working Member” program, whereby membership is offered in exchange for three working hours per year. For more info or to sign up, email email@example.com.
What Does Membership to Rural Vermont Mean?
In short, membership to Rural Vermont is a vote for a future in which the vision expressed above becomes reality. It is a vote for an equitable local food system that benefits all Vermonters, along with a vibrant working landscape that supports generations to come. It is a vote for our efforts to advocate on behalf of Vermont farmers and the consumers who depend on them, and for our work to build resilient coalitions of related organizations and engaged individuals. But perhaps more than anything, membership to Rural Vermont means that you are one of the many who believe that this state is stronger and more vibrant when all Vermonters have equal opportunity to live in deep connection to one another and to the land that nourishes us all.
What Are the Benefits to Rural Vermont Membership?
Voting rights at annual meeting
Free or discounted admission to many events and social gatherings
Stipends for attendance to many events and State House opportunities
Direct access to all resources at our disposal
A voice in our decision-making process around specific campaigns
Our enduring gratitude and perhaps the occasional fist bump
Why Does Rural Vermont Need You as a Member?
Like all member-based organizations, Rural Vermont’s influence and capacity to carry out our work correlates directly to the strength of our membership. Part of this strength comes from membership dues, which comprise a significant portion of our modest annual budget. But equally, this strength derives from the simple fact that your membership means that your voice is added to the chorus of Vermonters (and a growing number of non-Vermonters) calling for the on-going resurgence of community-scale agriculture, for living soils and healthy humans, and for a vibrant working landscape that delivers vitality to all. Less visibly (but no less important), our members are a wellspring of morale support for our small, hardworking staff.
If you are interested in becoming a monthly giver of Rural Vermont, you will need to set up a basic account. For more information on monthly giving, click here! Monthly giving is easy on your budget, and a huge boon for ours! If you can give monthly, check the 'monthly' option on our donation box above.
If you want to support Rural Vermont but prefer not to make your donation online, you can mail a check to:
46 East State St
Montpelier, VT 05602