Farm Project Winners!
Congratulations to the six winners of the YWP Farm Project writing challenge!
Seventy-seven young writers from across Vermont responded to the challenge to write about farms and food and six winners were selected by our judges. The Vermont Community Foundation, sponsor of the challenge, is awarding each writer $50 with a matching $50 donation to a Vermont farm or food nonprofit of the writer's choice.
David Amouretti, Grade 5, Thomas Fleming School, Essex Junction
Callista Bushee, Grade 8, Home School, East Wallingford
Kelsey Eddy, Grade 9, Mill River High School
Saskia Kiely, Grade 7, Vergennes Union High School
Carley Malloy, Grade 7, Thetford Academy
Eva Rocheleau, Grade 8, Williston Central School
Click here for all submissions. Thank you, writers!
Watch for the winning submissions to be published in Vermont newspapers through the week of May 13-18. They can also be heard through the spring and summer on vpr.net.
The purpose of this joint project with the Vermont Community Foundation's Food and Farm Initiative is to raise awareness about the importance of farming in Vermont and to explore issues around making fresh, local food available to all.
Project Sponsor: The Vermont Community Foundation
About the Vermont Community Foundation’s Food and Farm Initiative: While there is tremendous energy behind local food in Vermont, there are still many Vermonters who don’t have access to, can’t afford, or don’t know how to make use of the foods produced here. The Vermont Community Foundation’s Food and Farm Initiative supports farmers and helps all families access nutritious, local food regardless of where they live, what they earn, or how much they cook. Join them at www.vermontcf.org/localfood.