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Letters from Oaxaca ~ Mexican Plants: Food, Agriculture, and Biodiversity

For a week in March, eleven students with varied backgrounds explored the city of Oaxaca and the nearby Sierra Juarez mountains under the guidance of Plant Biology Assistant Professor Michael Sundue. Professor Michael Sundue with students Julian Lathrop and Beck … Continue reading

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New Book: Majority of Vermont’s Migrant Farm Workers Are Food Insecure

By Jeffrey Wakefield Since the late 1990s, undocumented Mexican and Central American farm workers on Vermont’s dairy farms have been instrumental in helping bring milk, cheese, yogurt and other food products to market. A majority of Vermont’s undocumented Mexican and … Continue reading

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Author, Farmer Leah Penniman on Growing a Food Justice Movement

By Rachel Leslie For farmer, author and activist Leah Penniman, farming is not just about feeding the community, though it is what got her started. For Penniman, farming is about uprooting what she describes as systemic racism in the modern … Continue reading

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Food Hub Certificate Helps Organizations Find Their Place in the Food System

Ben Earle is all about using innovative approaches to solve organizational and community problems. The executive director of Feed the Need in Durham, Ontario, enrolled in UVM’s Food Hub Management Certificate Program in 2018 to help gain a deeper knowledge … Continue reading

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Farm Manure Boosts Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Even in Winter

By Shari Halik Decisions farmers make over the spring and summer can dramatically increase greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions later in the winter. That’s a key takeaway from a new University of Vermont study that shows, for the first time, that the … Continue reading

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