The Power of Relationships

Advancing Agroecology in a Changing World
two women working presenting to a group

What do two community development professors, a business analyst for a value-added processing firm in Burlington, a saffron grower from Iran, a community supported agriculturalist from Ecuador, and a third year University of Vermont student have in common? A place at the table.

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An Afternoon at UVM’s Horticulture Research and Education Center

Many UVM students take pride knowing that over 25% of campus food comes from local/community-based, fair, ecologically sound and humane food sources. What they may not know is that a portion of that food is cultivated by UVM students just a few miles from campus at UVM’s Horticulture Research and Education Center (HREC).

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David Conner of UVM (l) with Maria & Robinson from UPRM at Shelburne Farms.

New Partnerships for Food Resilience in a Changing Climate

At first glance, farming on the tropical archipelago of Puerto Rico and the small landlocked state of Vermont might not seem to have a lot in common. 
 

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