Monthly Archives: November 2016

Farm to Preschool Movement Creates a Culture of Inclusion and Generosity

By Alison Bell For close to a decade, the Burlington Children’s Space (BCS) been working to develop a culture of food security to benefit the children and families that they serve. The preschool is located in Burlington’s Old North End … Continue reading

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The Skinny Pancake Keeps It Local and Finds Success at UVM

By Mariam Haq ‘16 and Jasper Wei ‘17 The Skinny Pancake began as a food cart vendor specializing in crêpes on Church Street. Over the years, it has grown into a restaurant group with several locations in Vermont and one … Continue reading

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Exploring Food Waste and Food Insecurity at UVM

By Caylin McKee UVM Dining Sustainability Manager The United Nations estimates that one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year goes to waste. Per capita waste by consumers is between 95-115 kilograms a year in … Continue reading

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How S’ra DeSantis Fell In Love with Farming

By Dorothy Neagle Sometimes the best jobs, the most life-changing opportunities, start with an embarrassment or a mistake. The story of S’ra DeSantis, co-director of the UVM Farmer Training Program, reminds us that, no matter how much you think … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Progress of Farm to School in Vermont

By Jennifer Porter Earlier this month, over 250 local and national farm to school leaders gathered at the 2016 Vermont Farm to School Conference to learn about the positive impacts of farm to school programming and help shape the future … Continue reading

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