Neighbors Work Together to Conserve Historic Farms in Newbury

Neighbors Work Together to Conserve Historic Farms in Newbury

When Newbury was settled by Europeans in the late 1700s, one of the first colonists to spend the winter in the area lived on the hills just east of Scotch Hollow, near what is now Jefferson Hill Road. After the turn of the century, the Randall family lived there,...
Large Forest Parcel in Belvidere Sold to Barred Woods LLC

Large Forest Parcel in Belvidere Sold to Barred Woods LLC

Barred Woods, LLC, a partnership of Vermont-based friends who share a commitment to sound forest stewardship and public access, purchased 450 acres in Belvidere from VLT and The Nature Conservancy. The two conservation organizations had owned and sustainably managed...
Flag Hill Farm Conserves Orchard, Forest and Trail

Flag Hill Farm Conserves Orchard, Forest and Trail

Sabra Ewing has vivid childhood memories of long Sunday walks with her class at The Mountain School in Vershire. The children would follow the Cross Rivendell Trail to the clearing atop Flag Pole Hill, where a flag flies to this day. Years later the owners of the hill...
Bullard Lumber Conserves Forest in Eden and Hyde Park

Bullard Lumber Conserves Forest in Eden and Hyde Park

Bullard Lumber, which first began operation in the 1800s, was known for a unique processing method that turned green maple into golf tees at a mill in North Hyde Park. During the 1950s and ‘60s, the company was the largest golf tee manufacturer in the world, producing...
Cover Cropping is Becoming More Common on Vermont Farms

Cover Cropping is Becoming More Common on Vermont Farms

As with many Vermont farms, growing feed for Fairmont Farm’s 2,800 Holsteins isn’t a set-it-and-forget-it process. Richard Hall of Fairmont Farm plants 1,550 acres of corn each year. The land is in Craftsbury and East Montpelier, where the growing season is short,...