Monthly Archives: May 2018

UVM Alums Sell Local Vegetables Online from Charlotte Farm

Three Chimney Farm in Charlotte is about to turn the traditional CSA model on its head. Owned by Tim and Danielle Wall, UVM ’10, and managed by Sara Jean Whelan, UVM ’17, Three Chimney Farm is introducing this month an innovative … Continue reading

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Ben & Jerry’s Social Mission Leader Teaches Students About Creating Consensus and Setting Differences Aside

How do stakeholders find common ground when they share the same goals but hold vastly different opinions? Simone Washington, the social mission strategy and policy manager at Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, will share a pragmatic and productive approach to building … Continue reading

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In the Spirit of John Dewey, Students Learn by Doing in the Kitchen

The UVM John Dewey Kitchen Institute is not about learning to cook, but cooking to learn. Taught by UVM Continuing and Distance Education Dean Cynthia Belliveau and Dewey scholar Lisa Heldke, the program emphasizes the pedagogical power of the kitchen. … Continue reading

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UVM Summer Course Explores Edible Mushrooms and the Biology of Fungi

Associate Professor Terrence Delaney first became enthralled by fungi 40 years ago when he was a student at Duke University. Not only are fungi master decomposers, but are also known to have fascinating sex lives, according to Delaney. This summer … Continue reading

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Food Banks Can’t Save the World

By Anastasia Tsekeris In a country that is known to be the wealthiest in the world, American citizens are struggling more and more to access healthy, fresh foods. The USDA defines food insecurity as “the limited or uncertain availability of … Continue reading

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