Wed, Aug 28, 2013 07:20 PM
GMC professors weighs in on ethics in
POULTNEY - An article by Green Mountain College's professor Philip
Ackerman-Leist recently appeared in The Pacific Standard. He wrote
about the irony that one of the country's leading environmental
liberal arts institutions became the target of an international
animal rights campaign. "Green Mountain College is not only focused
on sustainability and the ethics of agriculture and eating, but we
are also working hard to help rebuild our local and regional food
systems," he explained.
Ackerman-Leist, author of the recent book Rebuilding the
Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food
Systems, has been invited to contribute to the blog Landscapes
for People, Food and Nature. He discusses how to use "Foodsheds" as
analytical tools to describe the systems to support food security
and access within a given geographical area, but also a means by
which to explore the gaps and frailties of the region.
Education bench-marks, aid
BENSON - Benson Village School is among the numerous schools across
the state that recently received notice from the Vermont Agency of
Education that it is a school in need of improvement based on
student performance according to the New England Common Assessment
Program (NECAP) scores from 2012. Although Benson did make Adequate
Yearly Progress (AYP) in all categories for Reading, it did not do
so in Mathematics.
Families that qualify for free school lunches for their children,
are also eligible for free tutorial services through Supplemental
Educational Services (SES). To take advantage of these services,
speak with the appropriate school officials no later than Oct. 1,
2013; the services become available again in January 2014.
Lani's weekly calendar picks
Thursday, Aug. 29 - School starts at Fair Haven Union High for 10th
through 12th graders. Ninth graders began the day before.
Farmers markets: Poultney, Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Main
Street (call 325-3205). West Pawlet, Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. in
the Fish & Game Club building, 2849 VT Rt. 153. Wells,
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wells Country Store, on