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Record-breaking BLITZ 2016

by Kelly Moore Brands Community Program Manager Early mornings, late evenings, sleeping like a bear in hibernation in the in-between hours. Muscling through each day to build as many gardens as we can. Getting dirty, shoes filled with soil, dealing with … Continue reading

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Wooing the World with Grassroots, Sustainable Local Agriculture

As the United Nations Climate Summit exclaims the role of agriculture in the proliferation of greenhouse gases; as countries around the world close their doors to Monsanto, GMOs and Roundup; as the UN publishes reports about local, sustainable agriculture being the ONLY route forward to a sustainable future, perhaps it is time for the US to once again lead the way with ideals that the world will want to softly align with. Continue reading

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Rites of Passage

by Gretchen Mead Executive Director Dear Friends, Once or twice per month I receive an email from someone whose soul is on fire. S/he is burning on the inside—flipping through seed catalogues, Netflixing food documentaries in rapid succession, locating every … Continue reading

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The Farm Stand Starts Again June 25!

by Alysse Gear Development & Administrative Coordinator At VGI, believe that experiential learning is the most powerful way to educate children about food, sustainability and gardening. Do you agree? Please share in the comments!  Our youth programming is completely experiential and hands-on, … Continue reading

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VGI Food Leader Interviews: Tammy Koz

by Mason Jarecki-Nimmo Awesome Volunteer Personally, I am very curious to learn more about the Food Leader Certificate Program, and what a better way than to interview the program alumni? What are they doing now, how did they hear about … Continue reading

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