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Multiple Perspectives and Counter Narratives in Vermont’s Food System: A workshop for K-12 educators & partners

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Food systems are integral to daily life in communities. But the common narratives about how food arrives at our tables often don’t reflect how those food systems really work. How can we support youth in challenging those narratives to help create a more just and sustainable food system? Vermont Folklife and Shelburne Farms Institute for Sustainable Schools invite you to explore counter narratives in food systems grounded in our home place of Vermont. 

First, join a conversation with Teresa Mares, project editor/author of Most Costly Journey and co-director of The Huertas Project co-director. Then we will support educators in a guided engagement with a variety of teaching resources - The Most Costly Journey, Vermont Folklife primary source sets on farming and foodways, Vermont Harvest of the Month (Dairy), Vermont Historical Society’s Vermont History Explorer, and other counter narrative resources. We’ll wrap up the day with work time for you to integrate these resources into your spring curriculum, dream up project plans, and exchange ideas with peers from around the state.

Visit the Shelburne Farms website to learn more and register:

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