The Growing Peace Project

Growing Peace Project
Jacqueline Labate is an education consultant and runs a non-profit called The Growing Peace Project (GPP). She recently submitted the following piece for our blog. The Growing Peace Project, a program of Milestone Adventures, Inc, is a Vermont nonprofit dedicated to empowering youth to address social justice issues.  We sponsor a year-long collaboration between students [...]
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Growing Older Shouldn’t Mean Going Hungry

Growing Older Shouldn't Mean Going Hungry
Each year, millions of seniors face difficult choices between paying for rent, utilities, medicine, or food. The Administration on Aging, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, projects that there will be 79.7 million older adults in 2040, more than twice as many as in 2000. These changing demographics are already having [...]
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Monday’s Featured Fruit: Tomatillos

Tomatillos
This Monday, we feature a recipe for tomatillos from Vermont Fresh: A Fruit and Vegetable Handbook, as well as growing, storage and preparation tips. Michael Burris, a volunteer cooking, tasting and testing recipes out of the Vermont Fresh Handbook tested these recipes.  He’s adapted this recipe and tested it, as well as provided the photos. [...]
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Meatless Monday: Rutabaga Recipes

Meatless Monday Rutabaga
This Meatless Monday, we feature two recipes for rutabaga from Vermont Fresh: A Fruit and Vegetable Handbook, as well as growing, storage and preparation tips. Tracey Kawecki, a volunteer cooking, tasting and testing recipes out of the Vermont Fresh Handbook adapted and tested these two recipes, as well as provided the photos and comments. Meatless [...]
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VT Fresh: 11 sites, 5 goals, 14 strategies

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The Vermont Foodbank is piloting a nutrition education program, VT Fresh, in partnership with 11 Network Partner food shelves across the state. VT Fresh aims to increase access and improve availability of fresh fruits and vegetables at community food shelves. Vermont Foodbank staff and volunteers will be offering cooking demonstrations and taste tests 1-2 times [...]
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