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On August 8th, in the McCrorey Gallery of Bailey/Howe Library at noon, a panel of Vermont farmers will discuss their work and the paths that led them to their current career trajectories. Panelists include Amanda Andrews of Tamarack Hollow Farm and Nancy Hayden of The Farm Between, as well as Laura Williams, the Farm Director for UVM’s Farmer Training Program.
Susie Walsh Daloz, Program Director of UVM’s Farmer Training Program, will moderate the panel.
Attendees will be treated to salad (provided by the Farmer Training Program), additional refreshments, and a raffle of books provided by permaculture publishers Chelsea Green Publishing. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
Amanda Andrews began farming in 2007, working on a variety of farms in New York and selling farm products at the New York City Greenmarket. She attended the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC where she studied fiber arts, blacksmithing, and woodworking. She has experience working with a variety of livestock, including horse draft power. In 2010, she relocated to Vermont to add her skills to Tamarack Hollow Farm.
Nancy Hayden is an artist, writer, and environmental engineer, in addition to being a farmer. Hayden is the co-owner of The Farm Between, specializing in organic fruit and related products.She recently retired from her teaching job at the University of Vermont to be full time on the farm and in the studio. She has degrees in ecology, environmental engineering, English, creative writing and studio.
Laura Williams went through the Santa Cruz Farmer Training Program before running her own farm in Westford for five years. She has been farming with UVM’s Farmer Training Program for three years.
The panel accompanies summer exhibits on food and farming at the Bailey/Howe and Dana Medical Libraries.