|View from my first dinner in Vermont - we watched the storm come in over the Lake Champlain|
The first stop on our Food Revolution tour was the Intervale. We had a makeshift breakfast from the local co-op followed by a few hours of lecture on mental models, balancing vs. reinforcing cycles, environmental ecology, and social/natural capital. We explored the farm and learned about its history and future; the Intervale Center serves as an incubator for beginning farmers and has a community owned CSA. We ended the afternoon with a exercise where we had to design our own restaurants.
|Panoramic of the Intervale Center|
|Our lecture hall, lab, and cafeteria|
|Presenting our restaurant business plans & menus|
|Posted just inside the barn door|
Next stop: Dinner - Burger Night at Bread & Butter Farm....