The business case for charitable giving & second chances

At the 2018 VBSR spring conference, Mickey Wiles of Working Fields and Theresa Snow of Salvation Farm discuss why they give second chances to people with challenging employment histories. And Kate Williams of 1% for the Planet and Michael Cyr of Skinny Pancake explain the business case for charitable giving. (May 16, 2018 broadcast)

Mickey Wiles, CEO and founder, Working Fields

Theresa Snow, executive director, Salvation Farm

Kate Williams, executive director, 1% for the Planet

Michael Cyr, marketing director, Skinny Pancake

 

Can local food save the world?

Vermont’s local food movement is a national leader. There are ambitious goals: the Vermont Farm to Plate plan calls for 10% local food consumption by 2020, while the New England Food Vision aims for 50% of all food consumed in New England to be from local sources by 2050. But we have a long way to go: Currently just 7% of Vermont’s food is sourced locally. We discuss the history and future of the local food movement, and a new documentary series on Vermont PBS, The Local Motive.  (December 6, 2017 broadcast)

Holly Groschner , CEO Vermont PBS 

Scott Campitelli, VP of Content, Vermont PBS

Mark Curran, co-founder, Black River Produce

Michael Cyr, marketing director, Skinny Pancake

Samantha Sheehan, VBSR, Local First Vermont