June 2016 Blog Posts

June 28, 2016 •
Rachel Fussell

Carbon Farming in Vermont

Currently Vermont employs mainly annual cropping systems and pasture management techniques throughout the state. They are the primary source of human food and the primary source of concentrated feed for livestock. These techniques include cover cropping and crop rotation and have very low to low rates of sequestration. Organic and agroecological approaches to annual cropping sequester carbon at a higher rate and have low to medium rates of sequestration, and it has been shown that organic production systems generally have higher soil organic carbon than conventional/chemical systems.

June 16, 2016 •
Vera Chang, Shelburne Farms

Proving Success, Northeast Farm to School Institute to Run Second Year

Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED, a collaboration of Shelburne Farms and NOFA-VT) will host its second annual Northeast Farm to School Institute, a year-long learning opportunity for schools to advance their initiatives in food, farm, and nutrition education while serving local products in cafeterias.

June 15, 2016 •
Kim Mercer, Communications Coordinator

Resources for Rural Enterprises

Promoting our working landscape: new resources for “rural enterprise” development are now available NOFA-VT has recently released a collection of resources for farmers and communities about land use issues for rural enterprises. Rural enterprises are businesses, often on farms,...

June 3, 2016 •
Maddie Monty, NOFA-VT Policy Advisor

VERMONT LABELS GMOS – COME CELEBRATE WITH US!

We’ll gather on the State House lawn to celebrate this major milestone in food system transparency and to hear from some of the activists, farmers, food producers, policymakers and others who helped make GMO labeling a reality in Vermont.

June 3, 2016 •
Ariana Matthews-Salzman, NOFA-VT Summer Intern

NOFA Summer Garden

NOFA teaching garden interns, Ariana and Katie, have their hands in the dirt. Seeds are sprouting and the tomatoes are in! In just a few weeks the kids will arrive ready to play in the soil, plant seedlings, thin sprouts, and snack on fresh garden produce!

June 2, 2016 •
Enid Wonnacott, NOFA-VT Executive Director

Please support NOFA-VT on the June 7th Day of Giving

Governor Shumlin proclaimed that June 7, 2016 is the Vermont Gives – Day of Giving. Vermont Gives is a first statewide effort in Vermont that will harness the collective power of charities, families, businesses and individuals to support Vermont communities. The online event will bring together organizations from all over the state and encourage Vermonters to give to the nonprofits in their communities.

June 2, 2016 •
Kim Mercer, Communications Coordinator

Promoting our working landscape

new resources for “rural enterprise” development are now available RICHMOND, VERMONT — The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) has recently released a collection of resources for farmers and communities about land use issues for rural enterprises. Rural...