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Photo: Migrant Justice

FOOD JUSTICE

Day and Time: Saturday, August 27, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Price: $115, Lunch is included

GOOD FOR: Educators, social justice advocates and folks looking to learn about innovative food access solutions for their communities.  

Program Partners:

Migrant Justice’s mission is to build the voice, capacity, and power of the farmworker community and engage community partners to organize for economic justice and human rights. Migrant Justice gathers is building a movement to secure fundamental human rights to: 1) Dignified Work and Quality Housing; 2) Freedom of Movement and Access to Transportation; 3) Freedom from discrimination; 4) Access to Health Care.

University of Vermont Medical Center Rooftop Garden and Fanny Allen Rehab Center -  Because Food is Medicine! We’ll visit two different UVM Medical Center locations that host an Employee Teaching Community Garden, a Gardening for Health program, a Learning Garden, Garden Pantry, Cutting Garden and a Healing Garden to learn more about these unique healthcare initiatives. 

Pine Islands Community Farm is a place where New Americans—people who originally came to Vermont as refugees—can produce food and enjoy the land. The Gardens are home to three initiatives; a goat farm, a direct-to-consumer meat bird operation and seven acres of community gardens that are used by approximately 75+ families from 10 countries. The goat slaughter operation will be open during our visit and we’ll have a chance to chat with some of the farmers and gardeners.