Urban and Peri-Urban Agroecology in Burlington, VT

The Urban and Peri-Urban Agroecology project in Burlington, VT (UPAE) is a long-term, participatory research study conducted in partnership with 5 local farm and garden organizations. We are working with these groups of gardeners and farmers to learn more about expressions of urban agroecology in Burlington, while collaborating on projects to further explore agroecology in each context.

Meet our partners!

Who they are: “We are a dynamic non-profit in Burlington, VT that implements innovative, replicable and place-based solutions to address some of global agriculture’s most pressing problems. We are transforming the food system from one that is degrading, anonymous and industrial, to one that is restorative, familiar and human-scale. We are working to foster a local food economy that is good for people and the planet.” Intervale.org

NFNA provides education and training for farmers who are new to the U.S. and may be unaccustomed to Vermont’s climate. With long agrarian traditions including organic practices, food preservation, and seed saving, NFNA’s farmers have so much to teach and share with the Vermont agricultural community.” aalv-vt.org/farms

“The Vermont Community Garden Network leads the state’s garden movement by educating, supporting and connecting gardeners. We believe in the power of people growing food together to strengthen food security, promote food justice and build community.

Our mission is to cultivate well-being by helping people of all ages access resources to grow food, build confidence and connect with each other.” VCGN.org

“The UVM Horticulture Research and Education Center (HREC) is the primary field laboratory site for applied teaching, research, and outreach activities on agronomic and horticultural crops conducted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and Extension faculty and staff.

This 97-acre property is also the home of the Catamount Educational Farm. Catamount Farm models sustainable farming practices through a working vegetable and fruit farm. The farm provides educational and research opportunities for the UVM community, as well as fresh produce for sale. Students are integral in carrying out all activities on the farm, from planting to marketing.” uvm.edu/cals/hrec