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Should You Start a CSA? Ask These 4 Questions First

Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is booming right now.   As COVID-19 puts pressure on the food system, more and more people are turning to local farms for safe, dependable food access. At the same time, farmers who once relied on wholesale accounts are finding themselves scrambling with restaurants closed and those sales channels either paused …

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Organic Farming, Reciprocity, and Becoming Indigenous – What I’m Learning from the Abenaki

“Sustainability is an act of love.” These words projected on the screen behind Melody Walker Brook as she spoke of seeds, ceremony, relationship, and reciprocity. I’d gone to the NOFA-VT Winter Conference to speak in three different sessions, but I was most excited to listen.  Melody, an Abenaki artist, educator, and activist, was giving the …

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4 Ways to Get The Most out of a Farming Conference

Every winter farmers, homesteaders, and gardeners leave the farm for conference halls.   While conferences offer the chance to learn new skills and practices, they can also be overwhelming.   How do you decide which workshop to go to when there are 3 you’re interested in scheduled at the same time?  Will you really be …

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