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April 20, 2016

Two weeks, eight schools: students invited to Vermont to discover the future of food

This summer, students are invited to immerse themselves in food systems programming at eight Vermont higher education colleges and universities with the Vermont Food Systems Summer Study Tour. An initiative of the Vermont Food Systems Higher Education Consortium (VHEFSC), the Summer Study Tour offers a “taste of Vermont”—for the intellect.

From June 16-29, students will delve into topics including carbon, sustainability, the ecosystem, farm-to-institution, climate change, conservation, biodiversity and policy. The tour winds its way from the classrooms into the field at Green Mountain College, Middlebury College, New England Culinary Institute, SIT Graduate Institute, Sterling College, University of Vermont, Vermont Law School and Vermont Technical College.

From food justice to safety and labeling, the nation is poised to transform the way in which it sources, grows, processes, purchases and contemplates food. The Vermont Food Systems Summer Study Tour is the only program in the country where students take to the road for two weeks, moving through eight schools,

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