We are selling a 73-acre farm in Bridport, Vermont as part of our Farmland Access Program. Since 1981, the farm has been used as an organic wheat and crop farm. It was home to a commercial milling operation from 1982 to 2020.
Conservation organizations across the country are struggling with how to best respond and react in this moment of social change, when the call to action is clear and profound: repudiate racist culture and commit to dismantling racism in all its forms. The Vermont Land Trust is no exception.
Weybridge residents worked closely with VLT, the town, and the former owner to protect farmland in the center of town. After several years of effort, the land was conserved and sold to Four Hills farm, a large dairy operation based in Bristol.
The fiddleheads we savor in spring are the young, coiled up leaves of the ostrich fern, a tall, graceful fern common along rivers and in moist, rich upland forests. They appear in bottomlands in late April, and they last only a few short weeks. Once the fiddleheads have come unfurled, as most have by now, the leaves are bitter and are no longer good to eat.
There all kinds of ways for Vermonters to stay grounded during this pandemic…. Al Karnatz, who works in the Champlain region, seems to be practicing a new form of social distancing. And yes, he reported that there were plenty of bugs in there.
Fingernail clams, freshwater relatives of oysters and mussels, lives in Vermont’s forests alongside fairy shrimp and salamanders.
Carnivorous plants like sundew inhabit peatlands, but relations with their six-legged neighbors can be… sticky.
Learn more about Vermont’s woodland environment with the our tips and tricks for identifying trees. Bonus: watch our 20-minute tree ID video to learn more.
Our Spring Newsletter is here! Browse our stories about dairy farmers working on clean water in our state, magnificent old forests, Bluffside Farm in Newport, recent conservation successes, and much more. View the full newsletter: Panorama, Spring 2020...
During breeding season, male bobolinks are black and white with a tuft of straw-yellow on the back of their head. They flutter across fields singing a song that may make you think R2-D2 is loose in the haylands of Vermont.