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,...
More than 700 Acres Conserved within Important Wildlife Corridor

More than 700 Acres Conserved within Important Wildlife Corridor

In the far reaches of northern Vermont lies a massive swath of forest that is an important link between the Green Mountains and the forests of Canada. The Cold Hollow Mountains link up with a wide network of animal habitats stretching from New York to Nova Scotia....
Conservation Helps Franklin Farm Expand

Conservation Helps Franklin Farm Expand

Riverview Farm has been in Michael and Denna Benjamin’s family since the 1940s. Located in Franklin on open land near the Canadian border, this well-run dairy is home to 550 Holsteins. In 2015, the Benjamins made many changes with an eye to the farm’s future. They...
Nearly 1,000 Acres Protected Alongside Groton State Forest

Nearly 1,000 Acres Protected Alongside Groton State Forest

The Groton State Forest is spread across eight towns and more than 26,000 acres. It’s loved by many for its feeling of wilderness and its inviting scenic beauty and many recreational opportunities. It also has important wildlife habitat. This winter, VLT worked...
A Calais Farm is Reborn

A Calais Farm is Reborn

Mike Betit began farming in 2002 in what he described as a “homestead gone awry.” “We raised some pigs, hens, broilers, turkeys, lambs, ducks, and geese,” he said. These were sold to co-ops and at farmers’ markets. Three years later, Mike quit his day job, taking a...