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Shaileen Swan Explores the Joy and Healing of Farming

Shaileen Swan understands the healing power of farming. While she worked as a senior recreation therapist at a psychiatric facility in Syracuse, New York, Swan helped patients grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers in a small courtyard. The sense of community … Continue reading

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Why UVM’s Rachel Stievater Loves Her ‘Good Food Job’

By Good Food Jobs If you didn’t think that enthusiasm could be married to practicality, then you haven’t met Rachel. Her passion for farming is all the more inspiring for her ability to acknowledge the challenges. If you’re interested in … Continue reading

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Farmer Training Student Digs Deep to Advance Her Understanding of Food

Allie Williams learned early on the importance of healthy food. While growing up in Houston and Memphis, her family had always put a big emphasis on cooking and eating right. But high obesity rates in Memphis, along with a gluten … Continue reading

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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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Many Exiting Farmers in Vermont May Have No One to Take Over the Farm, New Study Shows

Nearly 30% of New England’s farmers are likely to exit farming over the next decade, and nine out of 10 of those farmers do not have someone else ready to take the reins, according to new analysis of U.S. Census … Continue reading

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