923 Loop Rd
Northfield, VT 05663
So much food can be grown on farms and in back yards! Participants will taste their way around this small farm celebrating diversity and exploring social and landscape change creation. "Welcome the Change" The Design Studio for Social Innovation asserts "ideas are embedded within social arrangements, which in turn produce effects". Participants interested in making farms and communities more welcoming will engage in sensing, questioning and reimagining existing arrangements imagining new, more vibrant and welcoming ones. "Measure the change" Probe the pasture with a penetrometer and visit the sheep, pigs and poultry on pasture. View sections of pasture where the "ripsower" has created linear earthworm farms across the landscape, helping us catch water where it falls and hold it in place with life. Explore how decompacted soils rapidly cycle carbon and nutrients to contribute to clean fresh water, increase pollinator habitat and reverse climate change. "Taste the Change" Regenerative agriculture looks different, smells different, nourishes differently AND TASTES different! Sample some of the summer abundance and stock up with groceries and gifts at the farmstand.
Created in 2009, Green Mountain Girls Farm is steeped in the rich culture of Vermont's working landscape. Regenerative practices aim to grow food in ways that capture the greatest potential of the sun, rain and natural systems, while enhancing food quality, plant health, soil life and ecosystems. The farm employs low-till and permaculture farming techniques to raise vegetables and fruit. Farm animals include pigs, poultry, and small ruminants which are raised on rotational grazing systems.