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04-21-2015

April 28: Tierralismo Film Screening

Tierralismo: Stories from a Cooperative Farm is a documentary about the history and practices of one of Cuba’s most successful urban farms, the Organoponico Vivero Alamar (Alamar Organic Cooperative). Tierralismo introduces viewers to agronomists and senior management, as well as the workers who plant, plow, and propagate. What began as a necessity—farming without pesticides and chemical fertilizers—has become a source of pride to co-op members. The film shows how they fertilize with compost and cow manure, raise their own insects for biological pest control, and have even created a fully biodegradable alternative to the plastic bag for use with seedlings.

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04-21-2015

JAFSCD publishes 2014 Summit special issue

The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development (JAFSCD) has published five papers and three commentaries from speakers at the 2014 UVM Food Systems Summit. Partnering with the journal provided a valuable opportunity to showcase the food systems scholarship featured at the event. Keynote speakers Rosamond Naylor, Nicholas Freudenberg, and Eric Holt-Giménez also provided commentaries for the issue. The full Winter 2015 issue is now available. As access is currently limited to subscribers, JAFSCD has given us special permission to post PDFs of the papers on the 2014 Summit webpage.

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A New American Farmer Making Spring Rolls

04-03-2015

Global Food, Local Food Book Launch Event

Monday, April 13, 3-4 pm University of Vermont Lafayette Hall Rm. L-207

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A Vermont Farmer in a Cornfield

04-03-2015

Global Food, Local Food

The UVM Center for Systainable Agriculture and AALV's New Farms for New Americans program have together published a full-color 42-page booklet to help Northeast farmers and gardeners adapt important crops of world cultures into the local food system to be grown successfully for market, food and/or medicine.

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