Burlington Geographic 2016 Field Workshops: New Farms, New Foods

hands working in the garden
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Event Type: 
Educator Workshop
Adult Program
Location: Meet at Ethan Allen Homestead's main parking lot in Burlington
Fee: Free with registration

Healthy, sustainable communities develop from rich connections to place. From forest to farm, waterfront to railyard, Burlington Geographic explores and celebrates the natural and cultural features contributing to Burlington’s unique character. In this field workshop series, we bring educators, community leaders, and passionate residents to Burlington’s common grounds to learn about our city and build the skills to interpret its natural and built environments.

We continue our exploration of food and ethnicity in this direct follow-up to our October 10th public evening presentation, “Burlington’s Edible History.” Alisha Laramee, Program Specialist of New Farms for New Americans, leads this hands-on workshop at the NFNA farm down in the Winooski River floodplain. We’ll join the community in tending to the late-season fields, while learning about Burlington’s ethnic landscape through the international foods growing in Burlington’s richest soils.

Burlington Geographic Field Workshop Series:

  • Saturday, September 24: Reading the Landscape
  • Friday, September 30: Get to Know Your Street Trees
  • Saturday, October 8: Land and Lake
  • Sunday, October 16: New Farms, New Foods
  • Saturday, November 12 : Roads and Rails

These workshops complement Burlington Geographic’s concurrent public presentations series. Workshop participants are strongly encouraged to attend!

Burlington Geographic is an initiative of the PLACE Program, a partnership between Shelburne Farms and the University of Vermont.

Registration Details: 

Registration is required. Contact Sean Beckett ([email protected]) with any questions.


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