Eighth-Generation Farm on Lewis Creek in Starksboro Conserved

Eighth-Generation Farm on Lewis Creek in Starksboro Conserved

Lewis Creek begins on the western flanks of the Green Mountains and winds its way westward for 30 miles through Addison County to join Lake Champlain. The creek is a priority for clean water initiatives, and farmers who have land near or along the creek are essential...
Vern-Mont Farm Conserves Second Parcel in Vernon

Vern-Mont Farm Conserves Second Parcel in Vernon

In 1871, Jeff Dunklee’s great-great-grandfather bought land to farm on the far-southern border of Vermont. With its proximity to the Connecticut River, the rich loamy soils held the promise of supporting generations of farmers to come. Today, Jeff and his family are...
Town of Middlebury Helps Conserve Two Farms

Town of Middlebury Helps Conserve Two Farms

VLT has worked with towns across the state to protect land. Many of these towns have created conservation funds that support projects from swimming holes to town forests to farms. The Town of Middlebury has built up their land conservation fund over a few decades, so...
Women at Work: Roles expand in farming and forestry

Women at Work: Roles expand in farming and forestry

It’s springtime after a long, snowy winter at Blue Ledge Farm in Leicester, and some of the roads in Addison County are flooded. A nearby farmer has bought the last spring doeling, but with roads underwater, she hadn’t been able to pick her up. Hannah Sessions,...