UVM is offering a week long professional certificate in Food Systems this summer! It’s great to see the unfurling of UVM’s new Food Systems Spire of Excellence!
Here’s the description of the program and a link to the Certificate’s website:
You may not have heard yet – the news is still pretty fresh to us as well.
The Burlington Food Council was just charged by the City Council with studying the issues of urban agriculture and providing policy recommendations. We hope this project will result in city policies that resolve confusion (for example, why can you only keep 4 chickens in your back yard? What about goats, pigs, or a cow?) and create comprehensive policies that will encourage people to grow victory gardens and raise more of their own food.
This project is up for The Skinny Pancake’s Community Gardening Grant and we need your support. The $500 grant will be awarded to one lucky local food project on May 1 based on a popular vote.
I looked over the list and was overwhelmed by all the good projects that deserve our support! Luckily we all get 3 votes so we don’t have to choose between school gardens, community beehives and urban agriculture.
Vote here and thanks for your support!