The next generation of farmers, gardeners, and food lovers is invited to participate in two days of special programming at the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont‘s Children’s Conference, running concurrently with the 33rd annual Winter Conference, February 14 and 15.
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Wednesday announced $594,645 in federal grants to promote local food systems and organic agriculture in Vermont.
Both Bhutan and Vermont are in the position of being too small to compete with mainstream agribusiness and both have had a similar experience with conventional, chemical intensive agriculture, which has polluted the water and further impoverished farmers instead of helping them.
The best hope is that Vermont in 2050 will have a climate like that of Pennsylvania. At worst, it will be like that of West Virginia.