Sweetland Farm in Norwich Grows their Business

Sweetland Farm in Norwich Grows their Business

In just five years, Norah Lake and Chris Polashenski of Sweetland Farm have built a thriving vegetable, livestock, and hay business. When they first moved to the land that they’d bought on Route 132 through VLT’s Farmland Access Program, Norah began an...
VLT and AmeriCorps: Hands-On Land Management

VLT and AmeriCorps: Hands-On Land Management

When Nate and Jessie Rogers bought their 133-acre farm on the Dog River in Berlin, they knew they were going to have river problems. Damage to the riverbanks delivered by 2011’s Tropical Storm Irene, coupled with the river’s twists and turns, has continually presented...
Family Conserves Land They’ve Farmed for 150 Years

Family Conserves Land They’ve Farmed for 150 Years

In 2017 the Whitcomb family celebrated 150 years of farming in the heart of Essex Junction. The Whitcombs raise about 500 Holsteins, 300 of which they milk at their Williston Farm. The Essex Junction land is used for crops and young cattle. They are often at the...
Pink Boot Farm Buys Their Own Land

Pink Boot Farm Buys Their Own Land

Mike and Hadley Stock have been raising pigs for years on a farm they’d been renting in West Pawlet. This year they were able to buy their 80 acres for their business, Pink Boot Farm. Their new land in Pawlet, previously owned by sisters Beth Moser-Duquette and Chris...
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...