University of Vermont

Cultivating Healthy Communities

Meet and Taste Your Farmland in the Davis Center on November 17

Stop by the UVM Davis Center's Olin Atrium on Tuesday, November 17, from 1-3 p.m. to visit with staff from the UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture to see the very cool rainfall simulator that shows the effects of different agricultural management practices on farmland, and the soil health and water quality that are associated with it.

Maybe even better, you'll get to taste delicious samples of food from pasture-based livestock operations.  UVM Dining will present North African Goat Stew and Merguez Sausage, and Kimball Brook Farm will offer tastes of delicious flavored milk from their organic, grass-based North Ferrisburg farm.

The event is part of Vermont's 2015 Agricultural Literacy Week, an opportunity for focused educational events to encourage a robust understanding of agriculture in Vermont's schools and communities.  We're glad to partner with NOFA-VT, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets, and the Vermont Department of Libraries to promote deeper conversations about Vermont's food and farm systems.  Learn about other scheduled events here.

Contact Cheryl Herrick at 802-656-5459 or cheryl.herrick@uvm.edu for more information.