Vermont’s forests are full of significance. They are spaces for work, play, and reflection; they reward careful stewardship with food for our tables, wood for building and heating our homes, and in spring, sweet maple syrup.
Sometimes harder to see, but no less real, are benefits like clean water and air, connected habitat, and protection from increasingly severe storms.read more
Nutrient-poor bogs force plants to get creative, perhaps none more so than the purple pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea. Its dramatic, specialized leaves form multicolored ‘pitchers’ that fill with rain and snow, hosting tiny self-contained ecosystems—like the bogs themselves.read more
Located on the outskirts of Fairfield Village, Branon Family Maple Orchards has become one of the larger maple sugar producers in the state. Since purchasing the dairy farm from his father 35 years ago, and faced with keeping up with a shifting dairy industry, Tom and...read more