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NOFA-VT Winter Conference 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 8:00am to Monday, February 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
Burlington, VT

The NOFA Vermont Winter Conference is a highlight of the winter for farmers, gardeners, homesteaders and enthusiastic eaters. Please join us—and 1,200 of your fellow organic food enthusiasts —for three days of learning, inspiration, good food, great conversation, and community building. 

Peter Allison from FINE, along with Abbey Willard from the Vermont Department of Agriculture, David Conner from the University of Vermont, and Abbie Nelson from Vermont FEED, will be offering a session called Farm to Institution in Vermont and New England: The Facts & The Future. Learn more about this session >

Dr. Fernando Funes Monzote of Cuba's sustainable agriculture movement and Vandana Shiva to talk in Vermont February 18 to 20, 2017 at the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont. (NOFA-VT).
"The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) has attracted two international giants in the food and farming world to speak at the 35th annual winter conference on February 18-20 at University of Vermont. Dr Fernando Funes Monzote of Cuba and Dr Vandana Shiva ofIndia will both bring a message of resilience, hope, and the power of people to make slow—but radical—change.
This year’s theme, “Beyond Borders: Our Role in the Global Food Movement” is a departure from years past, which have focused on themes such as local food and soil. But Executive Director Enid Wonnacott and board member Mimi Arnstein—who leads farmer-to farmer exchanges in Cuba and elsewhere—felt the time was ripe to break open the boundaries of how we think about the impact of our local food movement in Vermont.

University of Vermont, Davis Center, 590 Main Street, Burlington, VT  05401

Featured image courtesy of Shelburne Orchards.