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How This Garden Grows: Permaculture And Land Stewardship

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Thu 5/30/13 at Noon and 7PM  One farm in Mad River Valley has been a place of experimentation for the idea of “permaculture” – an ecosystem that renews itself through careful design and planning.  On the next Vermont Edition, we talk with the man behind Whole Systems Design research farm, Ben Falk, about sustainable land practices and his new book on farm permaculture, "The Resilient Farm and Homestead."

Also in the program, Vermont's incoming commissioner of mental health.  Paul Dupre will leave his post as head of Washington County Mental Health to take over as head of a department that faces a lot of challenge in rebuilding the state's mental health care system.

And, thousands of Vermont girls are lining up this month for Girls On The Run 5Ks. VPR's Nina Keck explains why coaching girls in the program has been meaningful to her.

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