Study: For Rural States, Gardening Helped Prevent Hunger During COVID

A person plants corn seedlings

New research on rural New Englanders shows that gardening, hunting, fishing and other HWFP activities are important tools for maintaining food security through extreme events, such as pandemics or climate change events. 

University of Vermont and University of Maine researchers found that both food insecurity and home and wild food production (HWFP) – gardening, hunting, fishing,...

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From Soil to Syrup: Meet the Postdocs Joining the Sustainability Metrics Team

The Food Systems Research Center is excited to welcome five post-doctoral research associates for the one-of-a-kind research project “Measuring Sustainability of Food Systems.” Five project teams will work to define sustainability metrics in consumer-facing agricu

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Restoring Northern Flint Corn for Indigenous Communities

Northern flint corn is a species of corn grown by indigenous communities and tribes across the northern part of the U.S. Unfortunately, this unique and culturally significant crop has been diminished due to factors such as colonization and the resulting decline in indigenous populations and traditions. Other factors such as climate change also threaten the future of northern flint corns.

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