Sweet Tradition

Sweet Tradition

With our rich tradition of sugaring and an abundance of sugar maples, Vermont is the largest producer of maple syrup in the United States despite its small size. The alchemy of turning watery tree sap into sweet, sticky sugar predates colonial settlement and is still...
Windmill Ridge Protected for Recreation and Wildlife

Windmill Ridge Protected for Recreation and Wildlife

March 22, 2018 Brookline–The Putney Mountain Association, a nonprofit organization that protects land along Windmill Ridge, bought two properties, totaling 161 acres, on the western side of Putney Mountain and Windmill Ridge. The group then conserved the land...
Emerald Ash Borer Found in Vermont

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Vermont

The emerald ash borer, an invasive insect from Asia, has been found in Orange Plainfield, Groton, and Barre, Vermont. We are saddened by this news, since ash trees are important to Vermont’s forests, towns, and riversides, and comprise 5% of the trees in our...
Ryegate Forest and Farmland Conserved

Ryegate Forest and Farmland Conserved

Jules Prown, a professor of art history at Yale University, and has done much of his scholarly writing on a property in Ryegate he has owned since 1972. The land was once a small hill farm used as a dairy, and Jules has continued to lease the meadow to farmers for...