UVM Breakthrough Leaders Program


This past summer I attended the University of Vermont’s Breakthrough Leaders Program for Sustainable Food Systems (a mouthful, figuratively and while there, literally).  Their 2013 program has just opened up applications and you can check it out HERE.  I would be happy to answer any questions that you might have about it (and you can check out a few testimonials by linking through their side bar).

I had an amazing time while I was there.  In fact, this website is up and running right now because of the confidence and education that UVM’s program helped me develop.  In addition to this site, I’ve focused the rest of my Master’s in Social Work program on studying community food systems,  food and social justice, and food policy.  I worked with some fantastic people from all across the US, Canada, and Mexico and learned about an amazing part of the country that is leading the way in changing our food system.

My old blog has detailed posts on my days at UVM and I won’t make you sit through all of that again, but below are some nostalgic pictures.  I’ll be returning again this summer for their alumni event and to attend their Food [R]evolution conference.  I hope to see some of you there!

2 responses »

  1. I hadn’t heard anything about an alumni event in 2013! How cool! Not sure if I can rationalize the flight, but I’d love to hear more. http://tinyurl.com/cdzftvb is my wrap-up post about the conference. Written many moons ago before I started my own blog, also partially fueled by my experience in Vermont.

    • Yeah! They should be releasing information soon. I applied for information on the conference and Maureen told me about the alumni event – you can come for the last day (or two?) of the week + the conference. If I get more info I’ll pass it along.

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