Agroecology Institute Receives Rural Partnerships Grant

A woman is standing in a garden plot digging for potatoes, and next to that is an image of people planting seeds in a raised bed.
The Hardwick Community Garden shared potato bed harvest 2022.

The UVM Institute for Agroecology is excited to announce that they have been awarded a seed grant from the Leahy Institute for Rural Partnerships, to support Agroecology and Just Transitions research in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom (NEK).

With the goal of seeding an ongoing program of collaborative research, action, and learning, the grant will support a partnership between:

  • The UVM Institute for Agroecology.
  • Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE).
  • Northeast Kingdom Organizing (NEKO).
  • Rural Vermont.

The Leahy Institute for Rural Partnerships announced the funding of grants totaling over $1.7 million to more than a dozen deserving projects around the state. Vermont organizations representing a broad spectrum of diverse interests including community school building, clean energy, flood resilience, regenerative agriculture, and health care access will be lifted by the first round of grant funding. This project will be one of thirteen partnerships funded across the state of Vermont that will be addressing a broad suite of rural challenges.

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