Welcome NEH, Creating Humanities Communities grant reviewers. Here you will find the supplemental materials being provided by Vermont PBS and Vermont Folklife Center. These materials represent both past and current projects of the partners. The materials are organized by our thematic focus areas: the working lands, traditional craft and music, and civic engagement. We hope you enjoy browsing these materials as they are just a sampling of the rich material at hand that will be used to create our portfolio of media for broadcast, exhibition, podcasts, virtual reality, and “snackable” shorts.


I. Working Landscape

Farming has been central to the economy and culture of Vermont for over 200 years, and our working landscape continues to define the physical and social geography of the state. Both the Vermont Folklife Center and VT PBS have been deeply involved in exploring the impact of agriculture in the Green Mountain State.

 

VERMONT FOLKLIFE CENTER

ALCHEMY GARDENS, SHREWSBURY, VT Eight years ago, Lindsay and Scott Courcelle started a market garden of vegetables, herbs and flowers in Shrewsbury. Now, their venture has grown into Alchemy Gardens. Produced by the Vermont Folklife Center as a part of our contemporary local agriculture research Initiative. Click the image to listen

ALCHEMY GARDENS, SHREWSBURY, VT

Eight years ago, Lindsay and Scott Courcelle started a market garden of vegetables, herbs and flowers in Shrewsbury. Now, their venture has grown into Alchemy Gardens. Produced by the Vermont Folklife Center as a part of our contemporary local agriculture research Initiative.

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THE FLINT FAMILY OF BRAINTREE, VT In the mid-1960s Katharine Flint DuClos (1907-2010) sat down with her father, dairy farmer Perkins Flint (1878-1969) and recorded several hours of his stories of life in the small town of Braintree, VT. Perkins' tales cover major agricultural transitions, rural lifeways, and the foibles of his family and neighbors. In the 1990s Katharine donated the tapes to the Vermont Folklife Center Archive where, over time, they have been augmented with extensive interviews with Katharine and a collection of family photographs and diaries. Click the image to listen

THE FLINT FAMILY OF BRAINTREE, VT

In the mid-1960s Katharine Flint DuClos (1907-2010) sat down with her father, dairy farmer Perkins Flint (1878-1969) and recorded several hours of his stories of life in the small town of Braintree, VT. Perkins' tales cover major agricultural transitions, rural lifeways, and the foibles of his family and neighbors. In the 1990s Katharine donated the tapes to the Vermont Folklife Center Archive where, over time, they have been augmented with extensive interviews with Katharine and a collection of family photographs and diaries.

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VT PBS

THE LOCAL MOTIVE Our grandparents' generation knew where their food came from but, today, food is much more readily available and commonly delivered through a vast, global industrialized system. Seasonality is less a factor in our daily diets, and doesn’t always affect availability or affordability. While this miracle of industrialization allows for a more diversified diet and a great deal of cheap food, one cost of these innovations has been the connection between consumers and the people who produce their food. The Local Motive is an opportunity to change that. Click the image to view

THE LOCAL MOTIVE

Our grandparents' generation knew where their food came from but, today, food is much more readily available and commonly delivered through a vast, global industrialized system. Seasonality is less a factor in our daily diets, and doesn’t always affect availability or affordability. While this miracle of industrialization allows for a more diversified diet and a great deal of cheap food, one cost of these innovations has been the connection between consumers and the people who produce their food. The Local Motive is an opportunity to change that.

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THE FARMING PROJECT - MEASURED FURROWS (PART 1 OF 9) Traveling through the Vermont countryside, this series uncovers the economics, challenges, rewards, opportunities and frustrations of family farming. The hour-long programs in 9 parts use interviews and location footage to create a picture of the people who farm, the marketing of their products, the role of science and technology, and the future of a traditional way of life. Click the image to view

THE FARMING PROJECT - MEASURED FURROWS (PART 1 OF 9)

Traveling through the Vermont countryside, this series uncovers the economics, challenges, rewards, opportunities and frustrations of family farming. The hour-long programs in 9 parts use interviews and location footage to create a picture of the people who farm, the marketing of their products, the role of science and technology, and the future of a traditional way of life.

Click the image to view