Archive for Food Systems

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http://acornvt.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/acornvt-headerlogo_01.png   ACORN and the Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) are pleased to announce a local money conference for networking food, agriculture, and forestry businesses. Entrepreneurs, regional capital providers and business service providers come together at this annual event in Middlebury. On Nov 6 from 8:30-2:30 Financing the Working Landscape aims to:

  • Introduce entrepreneurs to local capital providers and business service providers
  • Educate business owners and entrepreneurs about how to prepare for capitalization
  • Catalyze opportunities for all participants through networking and “elevator” pitches

The conference will include keynote speaker Mike Pieciak, Deputy Commissioner of the VT Department of Financial Regulation, an Entrepreneurs Showcase, a Challenge Presentation (expert feedback on a specific business challenge presented by a business owner), numerous business experts, and networking opportunities throughout the day. This is our 4th year and each year presents new insights for small business development.

To learn more and register please visit: http://acornvt.org/

 

 

StoneBarns_logoThis is a fantastic January opportunity to intern at the Stone Barns Center! For those of you that have not been to this educational place, it is truly a gem, similar to Shelburne Farms but only an hour from NYC. The programs and the team are dynamic and inspirational! Here is the link to the site to find out more information about this opportunity: https://www.stonebarnscenter.org  PLEASE NOTE: the deadline is approaching fast! NOVEMBER 7th!! go to go/mojo and use keyword Stone Barn

 

http://d.unionstreetmedia.com/ezstatic/data/theskinnypancake/images/a/RuralVermont.jpgInterested in creating economic justice for Vermont farmers through education, grassroots organizing and advocacy? Apply now to work with Rural Vermont, a team of advocators with a vision for a community-based food system which sustains Vermont farmers, communities and lands. There are SEVERAL positions available as Legislative/Policy Interns, Legal Research and Legislative Writing Interns, and Outreach/Membership Development Interns for Winter Term internships!! Check out this link for internship descriptions: WINTER 2015 INTERNSHIPS-rural vermont  or visit ruralvermont.org!

 

RFWPoster Join Real Food Week for an exciting line-up of great talent from our local food sector organized by EatReal. The weeklong symposium of events focused on sustainable food will discuss the realities of our current food system and propose future solutions all while investigating the complexities of food sourcing at Middlebury.

Don’t forget to check out Friday’s event with a panel of Midd alumni who have figured out how to insert themselves into the local food system sector.

What is our role in creating a more resilient, ecologically sound, and just food system? Visit go/rfw for more information.

In 1977 Wendell Berry published The Unsettling of America, Culture and Agriculture, which launched the national and international conversation about the state of agriculture and food.  A newly posted Middlebury FoodWorks position is at the Berry Center, where his legacy continues, archiving Wendell’s personal papers and articles and working for A Place on Earth CSA, named after one of his books.  Other FoodWorks positions remain available – and some original positions reopened – where you can get paid to help develop critical local food infrastructure in Louisville and Vermont. 

Program dates: June 1- August 1.  Housing provided.  Apply through MOJO. 

Questions:  contact Amy McGlashan, agibansm@middlebury.edu or 803-443-5103.

 

kids_farmThere are four days left to register for the Northeast Farm to Preschool Forum in Dublin, NH!

Discover new strategies for bringing joy and wonder to early childhood through food and farm education! Attend workshops, network, take a field trip and discuss the exciting intersection where seed to table meets preschool.

Field trips will be hands-on and activity-based and are designed to provide you with ideas for bringing farm and food-based education to your students!

Cost: $20/person, includes lunch. A limited number of scholarships are available. Registration will close at the end of the day on September 30!

More info, workshop descriptions & schedule:
http://www.farmbasededucation.org/events/preschool

hosted by
Cornucopia Project
Farm-Based Education Network
Farm Fresh RI
Happy Valley School
MA Farm to School  Project
NH Department of Education
NH Farm to School
Northeast Steering Committee of the National Farm to School Network
Otter Brook Farm
Shelburne Farms
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
USDA Food & Nutrition Service
Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED)

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On Saturday, October 5, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., undergraduates, graduate students, K-12 teachers and their students, as well as faculty and staff who are supporting their efforts, will come together at Middlebury College in the McCullough Social Space for an extraordinary symposium. Our purpose is to explore the ways that food studies can foster uniquely transformative educational experiences and build unusually powerful and connected communities of learning and practice, especially in under-served areas.

The symposium will feature a remarkable group of educators, students, and community leaders who are working to create an institutional framework for sustaining food education in several regions of our country and Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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Filed Under (Food Systems) by on December 3, 2012

Here is a wonderful resource compilation of the best of The New York Times related to food (http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/23/all-about-food/) – compliments of the FBEA.

They note: “Food is a wide-ranging topic, and we’ve assembled here resources along the wide spectrum, in four categories: nutrition, hunger and food insecurity, preparation and culture, and, finally, fun with food.” It includes lesson plans and other materials published on The Learning Network, along with related Times articles and multimedia.

It starts with a collection of all the Student Opinion questions we’ve asked about food over the years. Enjoy this amazing resource!

Here is a great blog post from Cynthia Belliveau, Dean of University of Vermont Continuing Education and professor in UVM’s Department of Nutrition and Food Science, about her Dewey-ian approach to using food preparation and communal eating as a means to learn about our troubled food system, the environment, economics and society.

Tongs, Tomatoes and Teaching at the University.