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Food resilience and conservation workshop with Theresa Snow of Salvation Farms offered at Sterling College on July 23rd.

May 17 2022, 4:59 PM

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Food Resilience and Conservation Workshop with Theresa Snow of Salvation Farms Offered at Sterling College on July 23rd.

CRAFTSBURY COMMON, VT - May 17, 2022 - The School of the New American Farmstead at Sterling College is offering a half-day workshop this summer to anyone interested in addressing food loss on farms.

Food waste that happens on farms has a range of problematic effects, including the environmental impacts of excess food production and the foregone benefits that could have been realized if the food had found a market or a mouth. In this half-day workshop, Theresa Snow, Salvation Farms' founder and Executive Director shares the reality of food loss on farms across America and in Vermont specifically.

Participants will gain an understanding of how her organization approaches the reality of food loss on farms as an opportunity to build community reliance on local farms. This workshop will detail how Salvation Farms works to model regionally based responses that manage surplus farm food through collaborative partnership, workshop attendees will engage in discussions around why this is important socially, environmentally, and economically. The workshop will also explore experiential education and service learning on farms and local/regional food systems as a powerful tool for enhancing support for farms, community food security, food independence, food access, food equity and food resilience.

This workshop is geared towards those who operate and labor on farms and want to avoid food loss, those who work in food systems and supply chains, those working to reduce food loss/waste, and anyone who is interested in building local resilience.

This workshop will be held on the Sterling College campus in Craftsbury Common, VT on July 23, 2022. Full tuition funding is available to support the participation of a Veteran in this workshop. For more information, email contin[email protected].

For more information on this workshop and other continuing ed offerings from Sterling, visit https://www.ce.sterlingcollege.edu/

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About the School of the New American Farmstead:
Sterling College’s School of the New American Farmstead offers agroecological farming and craft food production courses that teach learners to sustain healthy working landscapes, nourish communities, and support food sovereignty.

ABOUT STERLING COLLEGE:
Founded in 1958 in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, Sterling College advances ecological thinking and action through affordable experiential learning, preparing knowledgeable, skilled, and responsible leaders to face the ecological crises caused by unlimited growth and consumption that threatens the future of the planet. Sterling College is home to the School of the New American Farmstead, the Wendell Berry Farming Program, and EcoGather; is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education; and is one of only nine colleges and universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a “Work College.” Sterling acknowledges that the land on which it gathers is the traditional and unceded territory of the Abenaki people on its Vermont campus, and the Shawnee, Osage, and the Eastern band of the Cherokee on its Kentucky campus. For more information, visit: www.sterlingcollege.edu

MEDIA CONTACT:
Nakasi Fortune
Director of Continuing Education Services
Sterling College
802-586-7711 x147
[email protected]

 

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