Shoreham’s “Pinnacle” Protected

Shoreham’s “Pinnacle” Protected

Bill and Lissy Heminway recently purchased 130 mostly forested acres next to their home in Shoreham. The seller wanted to find a buyer who would protect the land, and Bill and Lissy were just those people. The Heminways immediately began working with VLT to make sure...
Organic Dairy Farm Conserved in Georgia

Organic Dairy Farm Conserved in Georgia

In 1976, Ron and Carol Sweet started Bedrock Farm. In the early ‘90s, the farm paved the way for organic dairies by becoming one of the first certified organic operations in the state. Ron passed away in 2013; his son, Ron II, was born on the farm and now runs it....
Jericho Family Protects Forestland and Mill Brook Frontage

Jericho Family Protects Forestland and Mill Brook Frontage

Richard and Elizabeth Bernstein donated a conservation easement on 99 acres of forestland in Jericho. The land is in the Chittenden County Uplands Conservation Project area. This multi-group, landscape-scale project has been protecting forestland between Camels Hump State Park and Mt. Mansfield State Forest for 15 years.

Shelburne’s Barr Farm Conserved and Sold to New Farmer

Shelburne’s Barr Farm Conserved and Sold to New Farmer

The Barr Farm, which borders both sides of Pond Road, is an important part of Shelburne’s agriculture heritage. Wayne Barr and Gail Parsons’ parents, Richmond and Elizabeth, bought the farm in 1946. The farm was active until Wayne sold his dairy herd in 2014. The...