Join Vital Communities, Land for Good, and other partners to talk about the working lands that feed and sustain our communities in a series of three virtual forums in New Hampshire titled “Community Resilience through Local Food Security.” Each forum focuses on a different region within New Hampshire and involves presenters specific to that region.
Foster Farm Botanicals in East Calais, VT will use its grant award to install a74.4kW ground-mount solar array. Photo courtesy Foster Farm Botanicals.
On August 20, it was announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $919,474 in grant funding to farmers, producers and small businesses in New Hampshire, […]
Artwork courtesy of Joyce Dutka.
In a hectic world, I like to be surrounded by plants as I walk along, tasting, breathing it all in.
Like a bee visiting flowers, I walk the pathways between the plants.
When I walk around the farm, one path takes me from the blueberries to the […]
Most people don’t realize that we are living through two carbon crises (plus a pandemic, plus mass political craziness. I know, right?) We have too much carbon in the atmosphere and not enough in the soil, and there’s a connection: between 50 and 70% of the carbon in world farmland […]
Community garden with rented beds at the right and CSA beds to the left. Courtesy photos.
For over ten years we have hosted a small community garden on our property here in Madison, NH just south of Conway Village in the Mount Washington Valley (MWV). The garden consists of 27 individual raised […]
Mike Stiles Ph.D.
Hello, greetings from the front lines of Green Greenhouses. By way of introduction, I’ve consulted with the electric and natural gas utility National Grid in upstate New York for the last several years. I’ve developed methods for quantifying the energy impacts of greenhouse efficiency measures for National Grid’s incentive programs.
John Deere autonomous electric tractor. Image uploaded to YouTube.com by John Deere UK IE.
Farming stands out as one of the most important contributors to climate change. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lists it as contributing 10% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as of 2020, but this does not tell the whole […]
Officials in a number of states are warning residents not to plant mystery seeds arriving in packages with Chinese markings. The seeds have been shipped to numerous people who did not order them, in several states. Here is an example of a warning that came from the Kansas Department of Agriculture:
KDA Asks Public to […]
Monadnock Food Co-op and Monadnock International Film Festival (MONIFF) will co-host a virtual screening of the documentary film 2040. This film explores what 2040 could look like if nations embraced solutions like regenerative agriculture, renewable energy, and climate justice. The film asks viewers to explore “What’s Your 2040?”
The film starts at 6:30 p.m. and […]
Painting by Vermont artist Gabriel Tempesta.
One of the great things about winter is the quiet and the time to do things you never get to do during seasons of growing. I go into hibernation. A book by my side and a cup of tea and some dried apple slices from our […]