Member Schools

See what all our member schools are up to and get great ideas for your own program.

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Orange County, VT

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Thetford Academy
Westshire at trek
Westshire Elementary

Grafton County, NH

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Canaan Elementary School
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Dartmouth Child Care Center
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Hanover High School
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Mascoma Valley Regional High School
Mount Leb aug 15
Mount Lebanon School
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Richmond Middle School
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The Lyme School
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The Ray School

Sullivan County, NH

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Sugar River Regional Technical Center

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September 2017

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  • Norwich Farmers' Market
  • Randolph Farmers' Market
  • Wilmot Farmers' Market
  • Mt Tom Farmers' Market
  • Springfield Farmers' Market
  • Tasting at the Wilmot Farmers' Market
  • Windsor Farmers' Market
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  • Canaan Farmer and Artisan's Market
  • Canaan Power of Produce (POP) Club
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  • Canaan Farmer and Artisan's Market
  • Canaan Power of Produce (POP) Club
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  • Claremont Farmers' Market
  • Lebanon Farmers' Market
  • Tasting at the Claremont Farmers' Market
  • Feast & Field Market
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  • Canaan Farmer and Artisan's Market
  • Canaan Power of Produce (POP) Club
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Vital Communities Program News

Staff

Becka Warren

Valley Food & Farm Communications Coordinator

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— Becka Warren, Valley Food & Farm Communications Coordinator

Becka began her farm-related career at the age of 16 on Idyll Acres Dairy in Grafton, Vt., with the vital job of keeping the barn corners clear where the tractor couldn't reach. Now, at Valley Food & Farm since 2012, she fosters relationships that keep agriculture a daily part of community life in the Upper Valley. She works with current and future farmers, businesses, schools, and partners across Vermont and New Hampshire to build connections that support farm viability and keep our landscapes working. Becka believes that real connections to our farmers make us happy and builds projects that can take advantage of that simple premise, whether that means introducing workplaces to farm-fresh delivery, facilitating peer-to-peer learning among farm staff, or helping schools use farms as learning resources. She lived in Seattle for many years, where she worked for the Washington State University Small Farms Program, Cascade Harvest Coalition, Seattle Tilth, and area vegetable farms. Becka is also a writer, founding and writing Ask Umbra at gristmagazine.com until 2009. She holds a BA from Brown University and lives in Hartland, Vt., with her family.



Beth Roy

Valley Food & Farm Manager

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— Beth Roy, Valley Food & Farm Manager

Before joining Vital Communities, Beth Roy worked in the environmental and place-based education fields for 15 years in various positions around New England including at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science and as the Director of Education at the Nature Museum in Grafton, Vt. Beth is also on the boards of the Vermont Science Teacher Association (VSTA) and the Vermont State-Wide Environmental Education Programs (SWEEP), a coalition of dozens of individuals and organizations promoting sustainability and environmental education in Vermont. Beth is a New Hampshire native and lives in Hartland, Vt., with her husband and two children. When Beth is not working you will find her exploring the woods around her home with her family or cooking up a new taste test (made of local foods, of course!) for her children.



Lauren Griswold

Valley Quest and Volunteer Coordinator, Valley Food & Farm Program Assistant

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Valley Quest, Food & Farm

— Lauren Griswold, Valley Quest and Volunteer Coordinator, Valley Food & Farm Program Assistant

Lauren Griswold joined Vital Communities in May 2017 to coordinate Power of Produce (POP) clubs at Upper Valley farmers' markets and farmstands. In August 2017 she became our Valley Quest and Volunteer Coordinator, in addition to her role as the Valley Food & Farm Program Assistant. Lauren grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of Vermont in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in English and Environmental Studies. Her passion for sustainable agriculture took her out West, where she served as a garden educator in Bend, Oregon. After an enriching chapter in the high desert, Lauren is thrilled to be back in central Vermont. She is passionate about the rich communities and natural beauty of the Upper Valley, and enjoys engaging the next generation with wonder and enthusiasm about this special place. In her free time, Lauren can be found mountain biking, cross country skiing, gardening, knitting, and savoring meals with friends and family.