Sharing the Land: Burlington’s Newest Park

Sharing the Land: Burlington’s Newest Park

Just off busy North Avenue in Burlington’s Old North End, a trail leads westward toward Lake Champlain. It goes past community gardens and into a swatch of woods on land that once be-longed to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Vermont and more recently, Burlington...
Farmland Access Program Pioneers Share Their Stories of Growth

Farmland Access Program Pioneers Share Their Stories of Growth

Our Farmland Access Program connects farmers with land where they can start or expand a business. Through the sale of conservation easements that limit development and protect environmental features, the program lowers the cost of farms and finds ways to help farmers afford them. We ensure easements are upheld, but otherwise farms tell their own stories upon the land—stories that inevitably change both the farm and the farmer. Farmers from three farms share their stories: Elmer Farm in Middlebury, Northeast Vine Supply in Pawlet, and Kingsbury Market Garden in Warren.