"Increasing the Resilience of Vermont's Food System: Practical Approaches to Big Problems," May 22
Thursday, May 17 2012 @ 07:27 AM EDT
Contributed by: Paul LeVasseur
with Vern Grubinger, PhD., Cornell University, UVM Extension Professor
Tues, May 22nd, 7 p.m. at Putney Cares Barn, 52 Kimball Hill Rd.
On May 22nd, at the Putney Cares Barn, Vern Grubinger will give an informative and inspiring presentation about the future of Vermont agriculture. He will discuss the challenges to local agriculture, including peaks in fossil fuels and global warming, followed by a description of the rapidly growing systems already in place to support a truly local food system.
"Vern's Vision of a Regional Food System is revolutionary and chock full of living examples sourced from throughout the state. His Powerpoint presentation is completely inspiring and paints a realistic set of actions that will get us and our children eating our own local food, at schools, in our food coops, in hospitals all the while generating a thriving economy for local producers." - Mark Morey Grubinger specializes in Commercial horticulture, soil health, and organic & sustainable agriculture. He is a UVM Extension Professor, and serves as coordinator of USDA’s Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (SARE), which annually awards nearly $4 million in grants to researchers, educators and farmers across the 12 Northeast states. He is actively encouraging new initiatives supported by state funding that not only feed us healthy local food but create a resilient food system that we can count on far into the post oil future.