White River Valley Consortium Working Communities Challenge Project Manager

Sarah joined Vital Communities in 2022 to support the White River Valley Consortium, 11+ towns working to collaboratively address community challenges, beginning with a 3-year project on affordable housing. She previously worked with the Vermont Farm to Plate Network, and is involved in grassroots community development work including the 4-Town Coalition and White River Land…

Interim Project Manager, Farm to School and Upper Valley Everyone Eats

Lauren has worked off and on at Vital Communities since 2017. She currently is managing our Farm to School program and Upper Valley Everyone Eats, a pandemic relief program that pays local restaurants $10/meal to prepare free meals for folks in need. She has worked in food systems for the past ten years, whether on…

Nancy LaRowe, Food & Farm and Local First Coordinator

Interim Director for Food & Farm and Economy

Nancy joined Vital Communities in 2014. She works with farms, businesses, and communities to build a thriving regional economy that is regenerative, self-reliant, and that serves all. She has lived, worked, and farmed in the Upper Valley for  more than 30 years, most recently running Hogwash Farm, a pasture-based livestock farm. A perfect day includes…