Making a Difference for Wildlife: Families Conserve Over 350 Acres

Making a Difference for Wildlife: Families Conserve Over 350 Acres

When staff members from VLT and the Stowe Land Trust visited a Waterbury property last winter they witnessed a mother bear accompanying her two cubs up a towering oak tree. They knew the land was in an important travel route for wide-ranging animals like bears, but it...
New Farms Take Root in Vermont

New Farms Take Root in Vermont

Celebrating 100 Farmland Access Projects Jon Wagner and Karin Bellemare were operating a CSA on rented land on Long Island and feeling a little boxed in. There were the challenges of farming in a place without many farms. “We had some chicken tractors going in a field...
Strafford Village Farm and Almanack Farm Take Root in Orange County

Strafford Village Farm and Almanack Farm Take Root in Orange County

For many new farmers, launching a business is like putting together a puzzle. To complete the picture, each puzzle piece must be in the correct place at the correct time. Financing, property, market demand, business planning, and even conservation, are just a few of...
Clearfield Farm Gets a Start in Granville

Clearfield Farm Gets a Start in Granville

For Melissa Kosmaczewski and John Hirsch, farming was always present, always familiar. They both grew up in Pennsylvania. As a child, John said, he “watched everyone around us working on their large corn and bean farms.” Melissa, too, grew up surrounded by...