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HIGHLIGHTED EVENT: Join us 6:00-8:00 pm on November 16th for an open house at "Freaks, Radicals, and Hippies: Counterculture in 1970s Vermont" at the Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St, Barre. The event features a talk by Grace Gershuny, organic agriculture pioneer and author of the newly released book Organic Revolutionary: A Memoir of the Movement for Real Food, Planetary Healing, and Human Liberation.
The decade of the 1970s was a crucial turning point for food and agriculture in Vermont and nation-wide. Vermonters, both longtime farmers and new commune members, began experimenting with organic agriculture, heirloom seeds, locally sourced produce, food buyers’ cooperatives, and farmers’ markets. Our new exhibit highlights the important role that food played in the counterculture movements of the 1970s.