Applications due February 1, 2019 KEENE, NH – The Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund program, a partnership with the Cheshire County Conservation District, is now accepting applications from local farmers. Currently, in its third year, the fund has supported seven farms in our region. This year, the Farm Fund will award up to $18,000 […]
“America’s 10 Most Eco-Friendly Ski Resorts” • To find out which US ski resorts are leading environmentally, we asked sustainability experts from organizations like Protect Our Winters, the National Ski Areas Association, and Stoke Certified for their picks. Here are ten winter resorts that are truly making their impacts. [Outside Magazine]
Taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and storing it in the soil carbon sponge is a beautiful concept but can just anybody do it? Yes. If you work with any size parcel of land, you can do it directly. If you don’t, your choices as an individual can help. […]
“Utility-Scale Solar Project Powers Up In West Maui” • Maui’s second utility-scale solar project, Ku’ia Solar in West Maui, is online and supplying power to Maui Electric Co, the utility said. The project can supply up to 2.87 MW of power. MECO is paying 11.06¢/kWh for its energy, compared to 17¢/kWh for energy […]
Illustration of the benefits of the Soil Carbon Sponge versus the negative feedback loops of bare compacted soil. Image courtesy Peter Donovan of the Soil Carbon Coalition.
By Jessie Haas
“Plants manage water, and in managing water, they manage heat,“ according to Australian agricultural pioneer Peter Andrews. This has been born out […]
An up close view of the plum orchard, from on top of the ladder at Elmore Roots Nursery. By Gabriel Tempesta.
By David Fried
There is magic in the treetops. For once, I have the birds’ eye view. There are hundreds of them. Red plums are turning purple in the late afternoon sunlight. I […]
A Win/Win for the Environment and Agriculture
Crocus flower; red threads are the stigmas, which when dried become saffron, worth $20 per gram. The yellow stamens and purple petals are used for dye and other purposes. Photo: I.T. Jansen-Lonnquist.
The University of Vermont researchers who demonstrated that saffron could be profitably grown […]
Farm along the Connecticut River. Runoff from chemicals like Round-Up®, with known carcinogens, run off into the river wreaking havoc on the environment and are threats to human and wildlife health as well as to the health of our waterways. Image: Flickr.
By Jessie Haas
This spring I watched a beautiful cover crop of […]
Visit the Farmers’ Market, Join a Virtual Scavenger Hunt, and Eat Local this August
June 30, 2018 – White River Junction, Vt. – Get your appetite ready—August is New Hampshire Eat Local Month, a month-long celebration of local food and New Hampshire farmers and producers!
Visit your farmers’ market, enjoy the local bounty and share […]
Cooperatives have two centuries’ experience building sustainable and resilient societies. Credit: International Co-operative Alliance.
By Fran McCrae
On July 7, 2018, the world will celebrate the International Day of Cooperatives (IDC), an annual observance of the contributions of cooperative enterprises to sustainable development.
To appreciate the significance of the IDC, it is important to […]