Plowing Old Ground: Vermont’s Organic Farming Pioneers Photographic Exhibit

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When:

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday, March 16

Where:

Vermont History Museum, 109 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05609

Description:

Plowing Old Ground:
Vermont’s Organic Farming Pioneers

Opening reception 2:30 to 4:30 - Saturday, March 16
featuring short talk by the exhibit creators:
writer Susan Harlow and photographer John Nopper.  

Vermont History Museum, 109 State Street, Montpelier

Agricultural writer Susan Harlow and farmer/photographer John Nopper have documented the stories of Vermont’s pioneer organic farmers. The result is a stunning exhibit of black and white photographs with narratives collected from oral history interviews.  

Six working farms and their farmers are highlighted including Jack and Anne Lazor of Butterworks Farm in Westfield; Paul Harlow of Harlow Farm, Westminster; Jake and Liz Guest of Killdeer Farm, Norwich; Joey Klein of Littlewood Farm in Plainfield; Bruce Kaufman from Riverside Farm, Hardwick;  and Vermont’s first officially certified organic farmer Howard Prussack of High Meadows Farm in Putney.  Images and comments by writer and organic farming advocate, Samuel Kamen will also be included.

Visit the VHS’s Vermont History Museum, Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. For more information contact Jackie Calder at (802) 479-8514 or jackie.calder@state.vt.us.

Details:

(802) 479-8514