The decade of the 1970s was a crucial turning point for food and agriculture in Vermont and nation-wide. Vermonters, both longtime farmers and new commune members, began experimenting with organic agriculture, heirloom seeds, locally sourced produce, food buyers’ cooperatives, and farmers’ markets. A new exhibit from the Vermont Historical Society, based on two years of research, highlights the important role that food played in the counterculture movements of the 1970s.
6:00 – 8:00 pm
An open house to explore the exhibit and a talk by Grace Gershuny, organic agriculture pioneer and author of the newly released book Organic Revolutionary: A Memoir of the Movement for Real Food, Planetary Healing, and Human Liberation.
This event is co-sponsored by NOFA-VT, VT FEED, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets, and the Vermont Historical Society.
For more information on the Vermont 1970s project, the exhibit, and this event, please visit vermonthistory.org/vt70s or call 479-8500.