Some resources for farmers and forest owners during COVID-19

Some resources for farmers and forest owners during COVID-19

The Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans offers loan advance funds of up to $10,000 to businesses losing money due to the pandemic. Farms weren’t eligible in the first round of funds but they will likely be in the new round.

Caring for the Missisquoi River 

Caring for the Missisquoi River 

From its headwaters in Lowell, the Missisquoi River meanders through valleys, tumbles down gorges, and crosses the border into southern Quebec before flowing into Lake Champlain. The river is a priority in the state’s clean water initiatives. Sheldon wetland restored...
Next Generation Taking on Orwell Farm

Next Generation Taking on Orwell Farm

Bill and Liz Orr have farmed for decades and hope to pass the farm to their daughter and son-in-law, Rachel and Brian Reed. Their 279-acre property became the 20th conserved farm in Orwell when they conserved the land with VLT, which will protect it from development....
Feeding Vermont during COVID-19: Resources for Local Food

Feeding Vermont during COVID-19: Resources for Local Food

Managing everyday life, like parenting children or buying groceries, just got a lot more complicated. When it comes to food, you may be asking: How much should I have on hand? What are my safest options? Or how can I support local farmers?  In addition to...
Conserved Thetford Farmland Brings Community Together

Conserved Thetford Farmland Brings Community Together

It all started with berries   When the blueberries are ripe at Thetford’s Cedar Circle Farm, word spreads and visitors start arriving. Grandparents with grandchildren, locals bringing visiting friends, families large and small, and spontaneous drop-bys, all...