Farmers Banquet on Climate Change

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 3:00pm to 8:00pm

Panel Presentation & Farmer-to-Farmer conversation on
Farming and Climate Change in Vermont
An event for the Working Lands Community

3-7 PM at the Capitol City Grange Hall
7-8 Social Hour with Cash Bar

SPEAKERS: Climate Mitigation, Adaptation, and Transformation

JOSHUA FAULKNER, Research Associate Farming & Climate Change Coordinator
COLTILDE HRYSHKO, Camp Merrishko Farm, vegetable farmer
MARIE AUDET, Blue Spruce Farm, dairy farmer
JOHN HAYDEN, The Farm Between, organic fruit farm and nursery farmer
KIMBERLY HAGEN, Osprey Hill Farm, UVM Extension Grazing Specialist

Please join us for an opportunity to hear what other farmers are doing to mitigate their impacts on climate and to resist and adapt to the impacts climate change is having on Vermont’s working landscape. Are you farming and trying to balance reducing fossil fuel use, good stewardship of for the air, land and water, and with also being able to make a living? Do you want to get a clear sense of the projections for the VT climate, and discuss it with fellow farmers? Do you want to see some old friends and make some new ones that know the trade and maybe hobnob a little? Then please pull up a chair to the Farmers Banquet.

SPONSORED BY: Rural Vermont, Vermont Climate Union, UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture, NOFA VT, Green Mountain Farm to School, 350 Vermont, Vermont Community Loan Fund, Black Dirt Farm or CAE
Endorsed by: UVM Farmer Training Program, Vermont Grass Farmers Association

To reserve a ticket please RSVP with Rural Vermont. Tickets will be available at the door until they are sold out. We encourage people to reserve tickets ahead of time, since capacity is limited. No one turned away for lack of funds.

3 | Start time
3:15 - 3:30| Welcome, announcements, thank you to sponsors, etc.
3:30 - 4:45 | Panel: 10 minutes each, 30 minutes for discussion
5 - 6 | Farmers’ Banquet - Dinner
6 - 6:45 | Dessert and Break-out sessions
6:45 - 7:15 | Report backs
7:15 - 8 | Beer/ wine social hour- cash bar

Join us for a harvest dinner prepared by Heartwood Catering and friends. The meal will feature produce and other products from Vermont farms. Vegan and gluten-free options will be available. Some of the items on the menu include creamy pumpkin soup, slaw with citrus vinaigrette, poached carrots, beetroot pasta with brown butter and fried sage, and apple crisp.

To make the event run smoothly, we need volunteers to help in the kitchen and to help at the door, setup, and breakdown. Volunteers can attend the event for free!

Please contact S’ra DeSantis, [email protected], 802-324-3073 if you can help with the following:
Setup 2 pm - 3 pm
Selling tickets at the door 3 pm -5 pm
Clean up 8 pm - 9 pm

Please contact Meghan Stotko at [email protected], 802-755-9052 if you are able to donate food or volunteer in the kitchen.
Cooking 2 pm - 5 pm
Serving 5 pm - 6 pm
Washing dishes 6 pm - 7pm or 7 pm - 8 pm


Capital City Grange Hall


6612 VT Route 12
Berlin, VT 05602
United States


Farmers $5, Agriculture and Climate Allies $15-25, includes dinner

Contact Name:

S'ra DeSantis