Monthly Archives: October 2016

UVM Farmer Training Student Chris Waters Pursues His Childhood Dream

By S’ra DeSantis We talked to Chris Waters, a student in the UVM Farmer Training Program, about his lifelong dream to be a farmer and his plans to apply all he’s learned about sustainable agriculture back home in Colorado. Where … Continue reading

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Vermont Author Larry Olmsted Dishes on Fake Food and How Consumers Can Protect Themselves

Fraudulent food is everywhere. From Parmesan cheese to olive oil to Kobe beef, there is no shortage of fake, unhealthy food being sold at restaurants and grocery stores in the United States. American consumers recently learned of a scandal of … Continue reading

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Apple Enthusiasts Seek Wild and Forgotten Heirloom Trees

By Nancy Hayden Roaming the hills and back roads in Vermont at this time of year, you find plenty of apple trees. Most are wild trees, also called seedling trees, spread by wildlife or from dropped apples. Their genetics are … Continue reading

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Connecticut River Valley Farmers Help Water Quality in the Long Island Sound

By Cheryl Herrick A member of the Pasture Program here at the UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture signs off on his emails with the quote, “To break a paradigm, think big, start small and act fast!”  It’s a phrase … Continue reading

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