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September 28, 2012

Vermont Barn Painting Pilot Project

What: Vermont Barn Painting Pilot Project

Where: Gingue Farm, 1800 Higgins Hill Road, Waterford, VT

When: Thursday, October 4, 2012 2:00-3:00 p.m.

You are invited to attend a brief press event to learn more about how work crews from Vermont Correctional Facilities and Vermont Works for Women are helping enhance and restore Vermont barns.

The 2012 Vermont Barn Painting pilot project is a partnership effort between state agencies and private businesses to provide the resources for project coordination, labor, and paint for the beautification of Vermont working farms. The end goal of the project is to enhance the overall beauty of Vermont’s Working Landscape, in which Vermont barns are a key component. These barns are integral to maintaining and enhancing our Vermont Brand, recognized world-wide for quality and dedication to the land and natural resources.

The project is made possible through the generous monetary support of Pizzagalli Properties, LLC and paint donations through Sherwin-Williams. Work crews from Vermont Correctional Facilities and Vermont Works for Women have been trained in the necessary skills to do minor barn repairs, preparation work, and painting. The Preservation Trust of Vermont has provided barn assessments, training, and on-site logistics in coordination with Corrections. The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets in coordination with Corrections is providing oversight of the project.

The Vermont Barn Painting Project is a partnership project between the VT Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets, VT Department of Corrections, Preservation Trust of VT, VT Division for Historic Preservation, State of VT Chief Marketing Officer, VT Works for Women and is funded by Sherwin-Williams and Pizzagalli Properties, LLC.

Source: Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Last Updated at: September 28, 2012 09:36:15