The Official UVM Viewing Party for TEDx Manhattan . . .
is happening this coming Saturday (January 21)! The title is “Changing the Way We Eat,” and the talks will cover everything from edible food walls to agricultural sustainability to innovations in food systems. Attendees will get to watch the talks in real time as they are streamed live to the Davis Center.
10:30am-5:15pm. Livak Ballroom, Davis Center, UVM Campus. Free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a sack lunch for the breaks at 12:15pm and 3pm. Questions: please email email@example.com or check out tedxmanhattan.org.
Wednesday (January 18)
Backyard Livestock Policy Workshop
Burlington’s Urban Agriculture Task Force hosts a workshop to help shape Burlington’s urban food system. Light fare, 5:30 pm; workshop, 6 pm
5:30-8:30pm. McClure MultiGenerational Center. Burlington. Free.
Grow Your Own Mushrooms
Eric Swanson of Vermush teaches attendees how to grow mycelia into fungi, and everyone gets to bring home their own oyster mushroom babies.
5-7pm. Hunger Mountain Co-op. Montpelier. $10-12. Please preregister by calling 802-223-8004 EXT202 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter Soups and Stews
Learning Center chef/instructor Nina Lesser-Goldsmith whips up large bowls of stews and other soups for attendees to try in the store and at home.
5:30-8pm. Healthy Living. South Burlington. $20. Please preregister here.
Thursday (January 19)
The Waterbury-Duxbury Food council will be screening the film Fresh — a 2009 documentary that celebrates the Americans who are re-inventing our food system — as a part of their winter film series.
7pm. Thatcher Brook Primary School. Waterbury. Free; donations welcomed. More on the film series and the W-D Food Council is at www.wdfoodcouncil.org.
Beating the Sugar Blues
Health coach and herbalist Marie Frohlich explains how we can consume sugar to benefit our health. Brownie anyone?
5:30–7pm. City Market. Burlington. Free. Please preregister here.
Saturday (January 21)
Missed the last one? Peter Burke continues teaching classes on how to grow greens over the winter. Burke continues on to City Market on Sunday.
3–4:30pm. Essex Junction Senior Center. Essex Junction. Free.
Annual Game Supper
In support of the Knights of Columbus charity fund, Vermonters gather to gnaw on venison of all types.
5:30-6:30pm, 6:30-7:30pm. St. Pius X Parish. Essex Junction. $6-15.
Sunday (January 22)
Fundamentals of Tea
From farm to . . . tea cup? That is exactly the history given by Payton Swick and Jane Beaumont-Snyder. Culture and brewing will also be discussed.
9-10:30am. Dobrá Tea. Burlington. $25.
For this year’s Dine Out Franklyn County, Vermont pianist Clay Roberts plays melodies through the morning’s brunch.
10am-12pm. St. Albans Historical Museum. St. Albans.
Monday (January 23)
UVM Campus Food Drive
Community members can give cans — and other nonperishable foods — on locations around UVM. Locations include: the Davis Center atrium, Given/Rowell, Waterman, the Patrick Gym lobby and Living/Learning’s Fireplace Lounge.
9am–5pm. University of Vermont. Burlington.
Tuesday (January 24)
Vermont Farm Show
Animals, tractors, and seeds, oh my! Visitors can find that and more at this agricultural state showcase.
9am-5pm. Champlain Valley Expositions. Essex Junction. Free.
The Mystery of Terroir
Scott Burns, the Portland State University expert on terroir, will reveal how important these landscape and climate variables are to the flavors of the wine we drink.
7:30pm. Lincoln Peak Vineyard. New Haven. Free. Please preregister by emailing email@example.com or calling 802-388-7368.