Monthly Archives: April 2018
By Basil Waugh Americans waste nearly a pound of food per person each day, but the exact amount of food we trash differs by how healthy your diet is, a new University of Vermont co-authored national study finds.
By Lisa Chase, PhD Picking apples, learning how maple syrup is made, tasting heirloom tomatoes, milking a cow—all of these activities are part of the growing trend of agritourism. Visiting farms and ranches to experience agriculture and celebrate harvests is … Continue reading
By Teresa Mares The following is an excerpt of a March 2018 article published in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. For Maria, the small kitchen garden that she tends behind her house brings a sense of … Continue reading
Emily McCarthy came to UVM as an English major. But after writing an essay on banana plantations, she had a change of heart. The Massachusetts native credits that essay, written during her first fall semester at UVM, with opening her … Continue reading
By Basil Waugh Vermont farms have built up a massive phosphorus surplus—one that is growing at an estimated 1,500 tons per year—as farmers continue to import large quantities of animal feed and fertilizer, a new University of Vermont study says. … Continue reading