The Monadnock Food Co-op announces three grant recipients for the 2019 Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund: Sun Moon Farm of Rindge, Archway Farm of Keene, and Bascom Farm of Charlestown. Since starting in 2017, the Farm Fund has awarded over $32,000 in grants to nine local farms.
The Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund, created in […]
When UVM agronomic and soils specialist Heather Darby initiated a study of twenty grass-fed dairy farms three years ago, there were 130 of them nationwide. This year she is heading a study of all grass-fed dairies, and there are now 500. The effort is funded by a $1 million grant […]
Image drawn by Ben Fulton – Enhanced by N.R. Mallery
The way it sits there.
The way they all work together as one.
and relaxing to produce energy from the sun.
How does a leaf open? I don’t really know.
I want someone to […]
In Vermont, a program that pays farmers to generate electricity from cow manure provides enough power for 3,200 homes. In New York, farmers are discouraged by low power prices that make it difficult for the expensive manure-powered systems to break even. Fourteen of Vermont’s roughly 800 dairy farms […]
POPULAR WEED KILLER FOUND IN TOP BEER AND WINE BRANDS
This popular weed killer is a known carcinogen. Practices of using it is toxic to the environment and people, as well as wildlife. It is banned in many states. Image: dewereldmorgen.be
February 25, 2019
A new report shows that numerous beers and wines, including […]
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 […]