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Economist and Author Michael H. Shuman speaks at GMC
April 15, 2014, 4:00PM, Green Mountain CollegeShuman’s lecture, titled "Local Investment: The New Key to Rural Revitalization in Vermont," will look at the growing global movement towards local community investment through such strategies as crowdfunding, targeted CDs, local investment funds, and self-directed IRAs. Shuman will share specific strategies that small towns in Vermont can use to divert investment dollars from Wall Street to Main Street and thereby support the growth of local economies.
More info available on GMC website
Seed Exchanges, Guest Speakers, Community Gardens
April 12, 2014, 2:30PM, VFFCAnother free seed exchange after the Farmers’ Market at 2:30PM in the VFFC building. Guest speaker will discuss seed saving.
Community Garden kick-off outside the VFFC building.
For more information:
Seed exchange: contact Diane Alberts at email@example.com
Community garden: contact Kathleen Krevetski at info@VermontFarmersFoodCenter.org
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Community Gardens Build Day: is planned at VFFC at 2:30PM to launch the "Good Things are Growing in My Neighborhood" campaign. Ten raised beds will be erected and filled with five dump drucks of healthy soil with hoop house coverings to serve as a demonstration garden and a community resource for learning sustainable growing practices, where our food comes from, how it grows, healthy eating, new tastes, and bright futures. Produce will address education and local hunger programs. Jason Price will speak on the importance of seed saving. Come to work or come to cheer us on! Bring the kids to watch and learn and enjoy the day!
Community GardensRutland Area Community Gardens: Map
Rutland Area Community Gardens: Calendar
Biodynamic GardeningVideo of Biodynamic Gardening Presentation in Rutland
March 20, 2014
Video: "To Market" - Growing An Economy Around Food - Rutland, VT
Art Jones Productions - April 30, 2013
Video: "Feeding A New Economy" - Transforming an Old Factory into a Local Agricultural Engine
Art Jones Productions - October 1, 2012
Peter Huntoon paintings of VFFC building are now on saleThe Vermont Farmers Food Center on West Street in Rutland is an amazing story of determination. From the rubble a thriving community hub for fresh local food has blossomed. This painting is dedicated to the hard work of those that helped make it happen. A percentage of each print sale will benefit the Food Center.
Vision of the new Winter's Farmers Market - Painted by artist Grace Brigham
Local Food Organizations
Local FoodVermont Farmers' Market
Year Round Farmers' Market - Downtown Rutland (April - October) and Vermont Farmers Food Center (November - March)
Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL)
Fresh Food, Local Farms, Healthy People, Resilient Communities
Committed to promoting environmental, cultural, and economic sustainability throughout the Rutland region.
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