May 16 – Rural Vermont’s 2012 Annual Celebration

Come to Rural Vermont‘s annual celebration with  keynote address by BEN HEWITT, “The Future is in the Dirt: Growing the Culture of Vermonters Feeding Vermonters.”

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16TH, 2012 6:30 – 9 PM at THE WILDER CENTER
2087 Hartford Ave. (Rt 5), WILDER
Free for Rural VT members $5-$10 all else

The Future’s in the Dirt will dig into the challenges and potential of Vermont’s rapidly growing local foods movement. How can we build healthy, regionalized economies that honor the producers, consumers, and environment? What will it take to ensure a vibrant culture of Vermonters feeding Vermonters? The answers are not always obvious, but the need to find them has never been more urgent.

LIVE MUSIC by folk duo Nancy & Mike Wood
CASH BAR featuring Vermont brews & wine
SOCIAL (HALF) HOUR with good company
FINGER FOOD POTLUCK featuring homegrown eats
AWARDS CEREMONY honoring farmer-activist Will Allen
BOARD ELECTIONS and intros to new candidates
CAMPAIGN UPDATES: GMO labeling, farm-slaughter, raw milk
FARM FRESH FIVE RAFFLE: $5 enters you to win one of 5 prizes

Sponsored by NOFA-VT, Upper Valley Food Co-op, Cedar Circle Farm, Chelsea Green Publishing, Building a Local Economy (BALE), Edible Green Mountains, Vermont Grass Farmers’ Association, Bob White Systems, High Mowing Seeds, Sterling College, South Royalton Market, Vermont Compost Co., Local Banquet, and Way Out Wax.

Rural Vermont is a nonprofit advocacy group founded in 1985 that advocates, activates, and educates for living soils, thriving farms, and healthy communities.

For more info or to join the mailing list, contact (802) 223-7222 or www.ruralvermont.org.

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