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Free Public Tours at the Intervale Center

by Chelsea on April 16, 2014

Join us at the Intervale Center to learn about the Intervale’s rich agricultural history and innovative programs and visit the Intervale Conservation Nursery greenhouses, the Intervale Food Hub barn, and the Intervale farmer complex! Public tours provide a general overview of our programs, are geared towards the Burlington community, and are subject to scheduling changes. [...]

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Guest blog post by Maggie Donin, Intervale Center Beginning Farmer Specialist Back in March 2013, the Intervale Center hosted a beginning farmer workshop, “Selling for Success: Marketing to Local Wholesale Markets” at our Burlington, Vermont location.  Bolstered by high attendance numbers and the lively response from participants, as well as the excellent presentation by Mark [...]

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‘Tis the Season for Beginning Farmers

by Joyce on February 26, 2014

Guest blog post by Maggie Donin, Intervale Center Beginning Farms Specialist We’ve been excited by preliminary findings from the USDA’s 2012 Census of Agriculture that show that in the past five years, the number of small farms in Vermont has increased. (Nationally, only farms over 1,000 acres are increasing in number.) Vermont has also seen [...]

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Each year, we reprint Michelle Gardner-Quinn’s beautiful “This I Believe” essay on her birthday, January 28, in honor of her life, work and love of our planet. Please visit Michelle’s Earth Foundation to learn more about Michelle’s continued legacy, inspiring young people to care for our nature and each other. You can also watch a [...]

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Take a walk. In the Intervale. Every day!

by Chelsea on December 11, 2013

By Sona Desai, Intervale Food Hub manager* *Sona wrote this as part of an Intervale Center staff professional development public speaking workshop. We share it here on our blog to inspire you  to walk, to enjoy nature, and to take time for yourself - at the Intervale or wherever you are! “Walking is the great adventure, the [...]

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We believe that good food has the power to change the world, so we’re excited to be part of Food Day 2013. Join us at the Intervale Center to learn about the Intervale’s rich agricultural history and the Center’s  innovative programs! We’ll learn how the Center grows new farmers and farm businesses, plants over 30,000 native trees [...]

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By Maggie Donin, Beginning Farmer Specialist For the past two years, the Intervale Center has been leading the effort to support new and existing farm incubator projects across North America. The National Incubator Farm Training Initiative (NIFTI) provides comprehensive one-on-one consulting, educational resources, and professional development opportunities for organizations that run land-based beginning farmer training [...]

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Do you farm along a waterway? Are you involved with conservation projects in your community? Join us for a NOFA-VT field day show to showcase a tried and true tool for building resiliency and dealing with flooding on farms: the planting of forested buffers along our streams and rivers. Planting trees along streams and rivers [...]

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Guest Organization: Burlington Food Council

by Chelsea on August 28, 2013

Summervale is our free community celebration of local food, farms and friends. We invite you to get to know some of the folks who support the Intervale Center and make Summervale possible! We caught up with Alison Nihart, facilitator of the Burlington Food Council, to find out why she supports Summervale and the Intervale Center’s [...]

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Summervale is our free community celebration of local food, farms and friends. We invite you to get to know some of the folks who support the Intervale Center and make Summervale possible! We caught up with Jessica Hyman, Executive Director of Vermont Community Garden Network, to find out why she supports Summervale and the Intervale [...]

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