Hosley Hill Farm Takes Root in Danby and Mt. Tabor

Hosley Hill Farm Takes Root in Danby and Mt. Tabor

When Lucy Burch was tasked with settling her parents’ estate in Danby and Mt. Tabor, she struggled with selling their farm. It is a gorgeous 170-acre property, with sweeping views down the Vermont Valley and a historic house and bank barn. Lucy, a long-time farmer and...
Community Group Buys and Protects Storied Ski Mountain in Woodford

Community Group Buys and Protects Storied Ski Mountain in Woodford

Since the late 1930s, when Alex Drysdale opened the first rope tow on Prospect Mountain in Woodford, people have enjoyed its scenery and high terrain. These days, thousands come from all over for the highest elevation cross-country skiing in the state. The place is so...
Livewater Farm Transfers to the Next Generation

Livewater Farm Transfers to the Next Generation

Bill and Miriam Acquaviva have operated Livewater Farm in Westminster for over two decades. Their organic farm has rolling fields, a small sugarbush, and a year-round farmstand. In 1998, VLT helped Bill and Miriam buy additional acreage and expand their farm to 51...
Pieter’s Lens – The Loon Story Continues

Pieter’s Lens – The Loon Story Continues

By Pieter van Loon, VLT forester — Back in May I was taking my cameras for a walk on 90 acres of conserved land on the shore of South Pond in Marlboro. When I stuck my head through the thicket of speckled alders on the pond edge, I was surprised to see two loons...
Learning on the Land: Connecting a New Generation to Conserved Land

Learning on the Land: Connecting a New Generation to Conserved Land

Morning chores start at 7:30 at the Farms for City Kids program at Spring Brook Farm in Reading. The kids on “team 3” from East Harlem’s Central Park East 2 elementary school clump in the corner of a barn while herd manager Sarah Lewis shows them how to unclip a cow...