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...
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...