Author Archives: Debra Heleba

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About Debra Heleba

Deb works for University of Vermont Extension where she is the Vermont SARE coordinator and also coordinates eOrganic's dairy team.

Making Social Media Work in Sustainable Agriculture: 7 Lessons Learned

Since social media has quickly become a primary means of communication (i.e. 72% of all online adults now use social networking sites like Faceback, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) I’ve been conducting a professional development project for Extension educators in Vermont, Maine, … Continue reading

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SARE Meets Social Sustainability on the Farm

The term “social sustainability” has recently entered my lexicon. Over the past two years,  I’ve been kicking around this term as part of a Vermont SARE professional development training for UVM Extension educators. The topic emerged from discussions with colleagues … Continue reading

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Buzzing about Bees: Pollinator Book Tops Summer Reading List

A recent visit to The Farm Between inspired me to learn more about pollinators. And, as it turns out, SARE’s Managing Alternative Pollinators was a great pick for my summer reading list! John and Nancy Hayden, who grow a wide … Continue reading

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