Community Advocates for a Sustainable Environment will be holding a forum entitled “What You Eat Affects the Environment”. The event, co-sponsored by the Green Sanctuary Committee will take place on March 13, 2019 in Channing Hall at the First Unitarian Universalist Church located at 405 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The […]
The Souhegan Sustainability Fair is hosting an intriguing and thought-provoking film – “Modified – a food lover journey into GMOs”. Date: Sunday, Feb 3rd at 4:30 pm Location: Wilton Town Hall Theatre Q & A following with the policy chair person from NOFA-NH (New England Organic Farmers’ Association – NH) Admission is free To see […]
Sprouted sunflower seeds. Image by David Fried.
When we plant a seed, we are leaning into the future. Now that it’s winter, there are not a lot of seeds being planted. There is not a lot of green. The light that has that soft light green-yellow glow as it comes […]
Saffron crocuses blooming in a raised bed within a Peck Solar array in New Haven, VT. Image: A. Ghalehgolabbehbahani, UVM.
A Win-Win for the Environment and Agriculture
Margaret Skinner, Bruce L. Parker and Arash
Ghalehgolabbehbahani, who demonstrated that saffron could be profitably grown in Vermont, have teamed up with Peck Solar to […]
Diagram showing the workflow of the PrintReleaf application. Courtesy image.
Forests are among the best resources we have for drawing down atmospheric carbon dioxide. And yet, despite their importance, we cut them down for a wide variety of purposes. Many of these put the carbon dioxide the forest trees had captured back […]
Stonewall Farm Hub Launch on September 21, 2018. Image: Karl Thidemann.
Julie Davenson, executive director of Stonewall Farm, a non-profit working dairy farm in Keene, NH, was researching regenerative ways to improve Stonewall’s overgrazed pastures when she happened upon the book The Soil Will Save Us, by Kirsten Ohlsen. There she learned […]
As if the emerald ash borer’s incursion into northern New England wasn’t enough, now there’s another potentially devastating forest pest marching this way: the southern pine beetle.
Dendroctonus frontalis – the first name means “tree murderer,” we should note – is only a fraction of an inch long. But during outbreaks, they reproduce […]
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. […]