Rural Vermont’s first Advocacy Day of the 2019 legislative session is free and open to everyone who shares our vision of Vermonters living in deep connection to one another and to the land that nourishes us all. This will be a great opportunity to meet your legislator, learn about the legislative process, get a briefing on Rural Vermont's priority issues , ask questions, and get more involved in Rural Vermont’s advocacy efforts. RSVP and/or apply for farmer stipends here.
Rural Vermont’s Annual Meeting & Celebration is just around the corner, and this year, we look forward to heading to southern Vermont!
Join us at the Evening Star Grange in Dummerston Center on November 5th for live old-time banjo and fiddle music by Nathaniel Rowan and Nate Paine, a shared meal, an opportunity to meet and welcome our incoming Board members, our legendary fall raffle, an update on Rural Vermont’s priorities and plans, and good old time with friends and neighbors.
Rural Vermont and The Farm Between will explore the use of pesticides and herbicides in Vermont. John Hayden will provide a tour of The Farm Between and its goals and practices in relationship to pollinator and insect health; a panel will provide information and perspective on policy, research, practices, and responses (on and off farm) related to pesticide use; and there will be time for socializing as we enjoy food from the wood-fired NOFA pizza oven and snow-cone slushies made from The Farm Between's own simple syrups!
Our goals are for folks to leave this event with more information about pesticides, policy related to pesticides, and what people and communities in Vermont - on and off the farm - are doing in response.
For planning purpose, please RSVP to Shelby at email@example.com or here: https://www.facebook.com/events/219959005347632/
* LIMITED PARKING! PLEASE CARPOOL!
* LITTLE SEATING! BRING A CAMP CHAIR!
Location: 3727 Vermont Route 15 Jeffersonville, Vermont 05464
To include meal catered by Black Krim
Free for Farmers | $10-$15 suggested donation for everyone else
A panel discussion will lead off the evening with a shared dialogue on the future of Vermont’s working landscape that depends on equitable land access and successful transition of current operations. In an era of increasing real estate prices, challenges of development pressure, and marginalized farm viability, how can the working lands future we all envision for Vermont be realized? Farmers who will present are: Lila Bennett from Tangletown Farm in West Glover; Corie Pierce from Bread & Butter Farm in Shelburne; and Graham Unangst-Rufenacht of Robinson Hill Beef in Calais/Plainfield.
During the month of March, Rural Vermont Partner Members at the Farmhouse Tap & Grill will be donating one dollar for every “Rural Vermont” burger sold. What better time to head to the Queen City for burgers and beers?!