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June 25, 2016

Mindy Scheier and family


Fashion for All

In the United States, 5.4 percent of the age five-to-17 demographic has a disability. This large population’s options for contemporary clothing have long been woefully limited. Enter Mindy Menkowitz Scheier ’93, founder of Runway of Dreams, a nonprofit organization leading change in the fashion world and in our perceptions of ...

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saffron production in a high tunnel in St. Albans


Maple. Cheese. Saffron?

Vermont is famous around the globe for its maple syrup, cheese and craft beer. Soon, the state could add saffron to that list. Saffron? In Vermont? University of Vermont scientists think so.

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Food Systems Summit keynote speakers


Summit Explores What Makes Food Good

For Susan Edwards, a University of Vermont Extension nutritionist and farmer’s wife, good food is local and seasonal. For about four weeks in the spring, she eats asparagus, then enjoys strawberries as long as they are available nearby, she told about 30 fellow attendees at the University of Vermont Food Systems Summit last week.

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