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In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to those who are most vulnerable in our community, the River Garden will be closed to the public until April 6th. At that time the staff will use the latest information from the Department of Health to determine if we should resume our regular open hours of Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cabin Fever Expo, which was scheduled for March 21st is postponed to a date to be determined. The Women's Expo, which was scheduled for May 1 is postponed to a date to be determined. We are also postponing all scheduled Brown Bag Lunch events until further notice. We will post a notification with the new date details as soon as possible.
Please remember to keep yourself and others safe by staying home if you have any cold or flu symptoms. Visit or for more information.

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Beginning Farmer Apprenticeships

Beginning Farmer Apprenticeships

BFAPA program to place at-risk youth into farm-based summer apprenticeships, the Beginning Farmer Apprentice Program (BFAP), was launched in 2009 with a USDA grant secured by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and operated for several summers with support from private foundations. As a result of discussions that began around BFAP, the Windham Regional Career Center in 2011 launched its Program in Agriculture and Sustainable Foods (only the second Vermont career center to offer one), and BFAP was folded into its community mentorship program.