Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Sunday, February 15, 2009

local food sovereignty

Fearless pruning, blueberries galore, simple sourdough bread, native fruits, models of farm to school, black walnuts, root cellars, apple varieties for northern new england, growing organic wheat, greenhouses....Lindsey drove up from Boston, Peter and Gretta came up from CT on Friday and I joined them all today.  We did the divide and conquer thing and attended MANY workshops this weekend. Can't wait till dinner when we'll gather around the table and compare notes.

This annual NOFA-VT conference helps us feel just a little closer to our rural dreams.  Here's a picture of a wee bit of the crowd.  Next year's conference is moving to a bigger space, because NOFA is a happening thing!  Vermont is way ahead of the curve on the local sustainability front.  It's very exciting to be part of it, even in a small way for now.  

1 comment:

  1. I think Vermont's been involved with sustainable agriculture for the last 30 years! It's really nice to see other parts of the country finally catching up. I bet the conference was really exciting and informative.