5th Day Vermont

June 3-7: Sustainability and Energy – VT

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Key Terms and Topics: Sustainable Agriculture, closed-loop systems, composting Discussion themes: VT Food Systems: Circle Model; Soils, Seeds & Transplants; Transportation Processing & Storage; Distribution, Retail, Table; Composting (and back to soil…) Reading/Viewing: Rebuilding the Foodshed (RFS) by Philip Ackerman-Leist, Chapters 1-4 http://www.wcax.com/story/22251750/the-slow-living-summit http://smallplanet.org/about/frances/bio Fifth Day Event: Thursday, 6/6: Brattleboro: EDT 6am, Slow Living Summit, Frances Moore Lape’ Grafton Cheddar Tour; (Big Picture Farm Tour?) (Carbon Harvest?) FW Talk: Sunday 6/2 3pm Professor Elder Location: RAJ Conference Followed by 4:30-6 pm Garden party  



June 10-14: Ecology – VT

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Key Terms and Topics: Exploration of sustainable agriculture, biodiversity Discussion themes: Farming & garden models; community-based agriculture; climate change; importance of sustainability Reading/Viewing:  RFS Ch. 5 & 8 Fifth Day: Wednesday, 6/12, Addison County, 9:30 am Elmer Farm; Monument & Scholten Farm. ACORN talk FW Talk: 7:00-8:00 pm Monday, 6/10: Ecology with Justin Mog Location:   



June 17-21: Economy – VT

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Key Terms and Topics: Farm-to-plate; local to national to global, Market values, public food philosophy Discussion themes: Local food system, New Economy, Marketing; local dollars; labeling; economic development & innovation; expansion and efficiency Reading/Viewing: RFS Ch. 9 & 10. Optional: Ben Hewitt, The Town that food saved: http://benhewitt.net/ Fifth Day: Friday, 6/21, Hardwick Overnight? VT Soy, Jasper Hill biodigester, VT Food Venture Center, lunch @ Claire’s; Salvation Farms? FW Talk: 10-11 am Friday, 6/21: Local Economy. Ivor Chodhowski, Owner Field Day Family Farm, Harvest Restaurant; Grasshoppers Distribution in Louisville. Location: RAJ Conference Room



June 24-28: Safety – VT

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Key Terms and Topics: Food Safety, Regulations, GMOs, Plastics, Pesticides… Discussion themes: Local and sustainable meat production; processing, diets, and cultural biases Reading/Viewing: Marion Nestle piece, http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/ Fifth Day: Thursday, 6/27: Burlington area: UVM-The Necessary (r)Evolution for Sustainable Food Systems Summit 6pm SummerVale at the Intervale FW Talk: Monday June 24th: Food Safety. Dinner/Discussion w/ Professor Kacy McKinney 7pm Weybridge  



July 1-5: Security – VT

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Key Terms and Topics: Food policy, Food sovereignty Discussion themes: Governmental influence, community organizing, and socioeconomic inequalities food as medicine Reading/Viewing: RFS Ch. 6 Fifth Day: Tuesday, 7/2: Montpelier area: 10 am Food as Medicine Workshop/lunch; Herb School; 2 pm Ag Agency Two Rivers Farm FW Talk: Tuesday, 7/2, 2:00 pm: Policy, food security and creating a more resilient food system. Chuck Ross and Theresa Zawacki Location: VT Ag conference room,



July 8-12: Individual Food Challenge -VT

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Key Terms and Topics: Importance of civic engagement Discussion themes: What theme has spoken most to you? Fifth Day: up to you! Gather information for Ted-style presentations 9th week Dinner with Philip 5:30pm Weybridge 7/8 (not mandatory) FW Talk: 7:00-8:00 pm Monday, 7/8: Food Challenge with Bill McKibben, prerecorded, and Philip Ackerman-Leist, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Director of the Farm and Food Project at Green Mountain College. Location: RAJ Conference Room



July 15-19: Equity – VT

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Key Terms and Topics: Food access, food justice, obesity, diabetes, and socioeconomic inequality Discussion themes: Food relief programs, Gleaning projects, Farmer’s market, Community organizing, and socioeconomic inequalities Site visits: July 15th or 19th (TBD), Rutland area, RAFFL, Health Dept., VT Farmer Food Center, Food Shelf, GMC Reading/Viewing: RFS Ch. 7; Food + Justice = Democracy: LaDonna Redmond at TEDxManhattan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydZfSuz-Hu8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdh_wcCX0W0   FW Talk: Monday, 7/8: Equity and Diversity. Panel: Attica Scott, District 1 representative on Louisville Metro Council Location: RAJ Conference Room  



July 22-26: Education – VT

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Key Terms and Topics: Exploring the intersection of food and education, collaborative possibilities Discussion themes: Food literacy; Farm to School Reading/Viewing: RFS Ch. 12 Site Vists TBA: Burlington area, Shelburne Farms, Burlington Food Project, FEED, Farm to School Friday, 7/26: Cook at Community Supper Middlebury   July 8th FoodWorks Talk – 7:00-8:00 pm with  Brent Peter, Emily Hoyler, and Joe Franzen Location: RAJ Conference Room



July 29-August 2: Bridging the Divides – VT

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Friday, 8/2: Closing Thoughts: with John Elder and Ted-talk style presentations by interns Site: RAJ Conference Room 9:30am Reading/Viewing: RFS Part 3: New Directions Followed by Garden Party lunch