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A leisurely drive on the scenic byways of Vermont in the fall is an event all its own. The road winds through red, orange, and yellow mountains dotted with charming farm houses, white steeples, and covered bridges.
The New York Times may be famous for their “36 Hours in [insert-great-destination]” articles, but we couldn’t cover our picturesque corner of Southwestern Vermont in fewer than 48.
Earlier this month, students, staff, and faculty from Bennington College joined families of Afghan refugees living in the Bennington area for a night of food and connection.
By Walter Greene '23
Bennington-area citizens have worked for years to make local produce available year-round in their downtown. Their success signals a renaissance fueled by the community supported enterprise concept.
The Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) Symposium was filled to capacity with Bennington-area residents eager to ask questions about how the federal government can make an impact on the local issues that matter most to them.
Members of the regional Afghan community, people from local volunteer and professional refugee support organizations, and Bennington College faculty, staff, and students gathered for the community’s first multi-cultural celebration, the Persian New Year.
Peter Welch, one of two United States senators representing the state of Vermont in Washington, D.C., will hold a public Town Hall Meeting at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, April 4 at Bennington College’s Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA). The event aims to build consensus and trust among people with different political perspectives.
The drive to connect and make food more accessible during Field Work Term inspired students and faculty to reimagine and expand a pandemic-era program with BIPOC students in mind.
Will Greer ’25 spoke with Paige Colby ’25 on his work in local politics and his time at Bennington.
Bennington College students testified to the Town of Bennington Select Board about the scourge of oil trains parked in the community.
Bennington College announced today its new “No-Loan Initiative” for Vermont residents.
Located just three hours from Boston and New York, Bennington College is not only surrounded by the beautiful Green Mountains, but also by a vibrant arts scene. Whether you’re living on campus or visiting for a tour, if you feel like taking a short, scenic drive to one of the region’s vibrant art galleries, here’s a roundup to get you started.
The Robert Frost Stone House Museum at Bennington College has been awarded funding from the Windham Foundation to support its upcoming season of public programs, including special programming in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Robert Frost’s beloved poem, “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening,” which was written in 1922 while Frost was living at the Stone House.
Isha Shah ’22 discusses her Field Work Term internship for Lever’s Bennington County Intrapreneur Challenge.
By Mary Brothers '22
Bennington College has awarded a total of $25,000 in grants to local organizations to implement and support seven community-proposed initiatives that explore and expand food systems in Bennington county.
The Robert Frost Stone House Museum at Bennington College has received a $5,000 COVID-19 Cultural Recovery Grant from the Vermont Arts Council and Vermont Humanities to support its operations during the pandemic.
Bennington College has awarded a total of $20,000 in grants to local organizations to implement and support seven community-proposed initiatives that explore and expand food systems in Bennington county.
This winter, through the Food Insecurity & Population Health Fellowship, Bennington College will offer seven students fully-paid remote internships with organizations in the Bennington community focused on various dimensions of population health, with a special focus on food insecurity.
The Robert Frost Stone House Museum at Bennington College has received a Vermont Economic Recovery Grant of $4,581.50 to support the Museum’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bennington College's Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) has joined a local collaboration, funded by a $50k Vermont Everyone Eats grant, that will support local restaurants and provide nutritious meals to Vermonters.
On October 22, CAPA hosted a webinar conversation about the 2020 Presidential Election with former Governor Michael Dukakis.
On October 12, CAPA and the Robert Frost Stone House Museum hosted a webinar on Storage Crops, featuring a panel of experts who shared how to store vegetables through the winter and answered gardening questions.
Throughout this summer and fall, the Bennington College community has come together to donate produce from local gardens and glean apples from trees on the College’s property in order to benefit Bennington food pantries.
Applications are now being accepted through October 31 for 2021 Community Resource Fund Grants.
On September 14, CAPA and the Robert Frost Stone House Museum hosted a webinar on Fall Preparations for Winter Gardens, featuring a panel of experts who shared what they are doing in their fall gardens and answered gardening questions.
On August 24, CAPA and the Robert Frost Stone House Museum hosted a webinar on Food Preservation, featuring a panel of experts who shared how they are preserving food this season and answered questions about food preservation and gardening.
Watch the keynote address of SolarFest, featuring Storm Cunningham, a global thought leader in community revitalization and natural resource restoration, co-hosted with the Center for the Advancement of Public Action at Bennington College, thanks to a grant from the Regenerative Food Network.
The Robert Frost Stone House Museum at Bennington College has received two grants to support its operations in the coming year.
Over Field Work Term, Bennington College partnered with Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education to present Aaron Posner's Stupid F**king Bird, a re-adaptation of Anton Chekov's The Seagull.