Rural Vermont’s Board of Directors invites everyone to join them for the organization’s 2016 Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 10th at the Unitarian Church, located at 130 Main Street, in Montpelier. The event starts at 6pm with a potluck supper, followed by a brief business meeting and a dynamic conversation about the power and potential of regenerative agriculture. This event is free and open to all.
In early 2017, Rural Vermont will be embarking on a statewide “community conversation tour” to reengage our grassroots and share the organization’s vision for a just, equitable, and agriculturally regenerative Vermont. Rural Vermont will look to its community of farmers, eaters, and activists to help build the roadmap to guide this statewide transition. At November 10th’s Annual Meeting, Rural Vermont’s Board of Directors will preview this vision and announce plans for the coming year.
All guests will be invited to join Rural Vermont as members, and make a contribution to support Rural Vermont’s 2017 “community conversation tour”. Donations will not only aid in the crucial strategic planning and preparations for the tour, but will also enter members into Rural Vermont’s annual “Eat Like a Farmer” drawing. The prize is a bountiful basket of foods produced by Rural Vermont’s Board of Directors, using those same regenerative agricultural practices that will be a focus of the Annual Meeting’s program. The winner will be announced at the end of the evening.
This year’s Annual Meeting is dedicated to Ron Morrissette, Rural Vermont Board Member Emeriti, who passed away in September. Ron was one of Rural Vermont’s earliest Board members and remained involved with the organization throughout its 30+ year history. Ron’s leadership and dedication to economic justice for family farmers were unparalleled. He will be sorely missed among the Rural Vermont community.
Rural Vermont’s Annual Meeting is made possible with support from its 2016 Partner Members: Action Circles, Red Hen Bakery, Bob White Systems, Chelsea Green Publishing, the Farmhouse Group, Farm to Ballet, Grow More Waste Less, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Miss Weinerz, NOFA-VT, Skinny Pancake, Vermont Compost Company, Vermont’s Local Banquet, Vote Hemp, and Weston A. Price Foundation.
For more information and to RSVP, call (802) 223-7222 or visit www.ruralvermont.org.