Farm to Table: Friday Morning Opening Plenary

Farm to Table: Friday Morning Opening Plenary

We began our Friday morning at the Slow Living Summit with a few moments of reflection on our dreams and aspirations for the day. Before we reflected inwardly we heard from conference participants who voiced their delight in the fabric that we are weaving in New...

Opinions, ownership, responsibility dominated Media for Change

During the breakout session “Media for Change,” three journalists introduced their experiences within the media and writing fields and also discussed the future of the industry. “I think my first identity is a writer,” Marjorie Kelly, the author “Owning Our Future,”...

Economics: Regional Renaissance

Will Patten of Back to Basics is very happy to be with a group of people dedicated to the slow track.  He was previously the executive director of VT Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) and thinks in terms of a global society more than a global economy. ...

Farm to Plate- What Policies are Needed to Grow it?

During this session, we got to hear from four inspiring individuals committed to bringing about change at a local and regional level on a variety of different topics surrounding food and agriculture, such as  shaping policy to allow for greater number of farmers’...
Speakers close summit by focusing on politics, local projects

Speakers close summit by focusing on politics, local projects

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and David Orr closed the Slow Living Summit with a plenary focus on the positive actions being taken in Vermont, Ohio and what still needs to be completed nationally. The event held in the main theatre at the...

Well Communities are a combination of medicine, food and exercise

In Friday morning’s breakout session, “Well Communities: The science, policies and politics of health” moderator Rebecca Jones, M.D., saw lots of negatives with the medical system but adds there are a few ways that people can make changes. The Brattleboro...