NOFA-VT, along with the Vermont Department of Libraries, and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, announce the 8th annual Agricultural Literacy Week this November 10-17, 2018. The week-long celebration occurs across the state to inform and educate people about the economic and cultural importance of farms in Vermont communities. For this year’s Agricultural Literacy Week, we are proud to present “Celebrating Our Ancestral Roots.” This year’s theme focuses on the history, traditional practices and contributions of native and ancestral agriculture in Vermont. As part of this year, four main events at libraries around the state will feature renowned Abenaki storytellers sharing aspects of their agricultural heritage.
Do you want to create an event at your own library? If interested in hosting an event and you need assistance, please contact Misse Axelrod [email protected] 802.279.1548.
“The magic of Agricultural Literacy Week is that it engenders new connections in the community and inspires exploration of ideas beyond traditional library programming. It’s also super fun!” - Joy Worland, Librarian (hosted several Ag Lit Events)
Thank you to:
- VT Department of Libraries
- The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont
- VT Agency of Agriculture
- VT Abenakis
Funding Support for Agricultural Literacy Week:
- The Forrest C. & Frances H. Lattner Foundation
- The Johnson Family Foundation Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation