Former Armstrong Farm is Supporting a New Vegetable Business

Former Armstrong Farm is Supporting a New Vegetable Business

Ella Armstrong grew up on a 129-acre farm in Calais, where her family ran a small dairy until 2015. When she inherited the property, she knew she wanted it to remain a farm, as did her neighbors. She decided to work with VLT’s Farmland Access Program to conserve the...
Armstrong Farm in Calais Conserved, New Farm Business Established

Armstrong Farm in Calais Conserved, New Farm Business Established

Ella Armstrong conserved a scenic and productive farm in Calais with the Vermont Land Trust and sold to the land to farmer Mike Betit, who is moved his organic vegetable business to the property. Ella grew up on the 129-acre farm, located at the intersection of Pekin...
Focus on Forests: Using Mapping Technology to Protect Forestland

Focus on Forests: Using Mapping Technology to Protect Forestland

A question that members have asked the Vermont Land Trust is, how does the organization go about deciding what land to conserve? It’s a process that requires careful consideration, particularly when it comes to forestland. Because so much of Vermont is forested—76...
Stewarding the Land: Landowners Battle Invasive Plants

Stewarding the Land: Landowners Battle Invasive Plants

Last year, Chris Harlow and Bettina Berg pulled glossy buckthorn from their land—a lot of it. The invasive shrub has been filling in the edges of their fields in Westminster so thickly it’s crowding out native species, even making it hard to see into the woods. “I...