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Winter in the Permaculture Home Kitchen

Elderberry syrup made with honey and dried elderberries.

By Kay Aihla McGrenaghan Cafasso

Permaculture design and gardening continues all year, even when the growing season is at rest. It is essential to continually ask: How we can we be more efficient with our time and energy, live with greater health consciousness, meanwhile working with […]

USDA Rural Development Grant Applications: Applications Due Soon

Apply for Rural Energy for America Funding by Mar. 31 Businesses interested in increasing their bottom line through investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements can apply to USDA Rural Development for grant or guaranteed loan funding through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) this spring. The REAP provides grants to businesses that […]

Residential and Community Scale Biogas – A Missing Link

Biogas generation. Here is a 52 °C thermophile anaerobic digestion system converting putrescible residual organic matter (i.e. brown trays), organic residues from slaugtherhouse activities and biosludge from wastewater treatment plants to energy. Image: http://bit.ly/biogas-power.

By Lonnie Coplen, LEEDAP, CPHC

Biogas is a combustible gas composed largely of methane, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide […]

Berries From Other Lands

by David Fried

It is now possible to grow delicious and nutritious berries in Vermont that people in other countries have been raving about for years.

In Sweden in the 1970’s, I worked on a farm where wooden clogs were worn in the kitchen where we enjoyed a meal of flatbread and a yogurt topped […]

Backyard Elderberries

Low-maintenance elderberries for an effortless, bountiful harvest.

Fruit of the native elderberry. Photo by D. Fried.

By David Fried of Elmore Roots

Using our experience from 36 years of growing elderberries on a rugged hillside, in Elmore, Vermont, Zone 3, we offer this effortless recipe for a successful start to a fruitful ending, for […]

Welcome This Early Spring

By Dr. Alan K. Betts

When the Earth becomes vibrant again with life in spring, we welcome the change, and many feel a surge of joy and gratitude. I know that spring is very early this year – the daffodils bloomed in Pittsford in March, the earliest date ever. This is no surprise as winters […]

15th Annual Flavors of the Valley 2016

Sun, April 10, 2016, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Hartford High School in White River Junction, VT Join Vital Communities for its annual celebration of local foods in the Upper Valley.

Taste the flavors of the Upper Valley at this premier sampling event with over 50 farm and food-related vendors. Attendees enjoy fresh produce, […]

Get Outdoors with Prescott Farm this Spring!

Spring is here and Prescott Farm has lots to offer those looking to get outdoors and enjoy the natural beauty around us!

The farm is designated as an official New Hampshire Wildlife Viewing Area and visitors can enjoy hiking on more than three miles of woodland, pond and field trails. Trails are open to […]

Spring Garden Day Highlights Sustainable Gardening on April 9, Milford, New York

Master Gardener Volunteer Event held in conjunction with OCCA’s Earth Festival

Are you ready to explore new gardening techniques this spring? On April 9, the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties will present Spring Garden Day, with this year’s event focused on sustainable gardening techniques. It will be held in […]

Looking for a fun family outing?

Come to Prescott Farm on Saturdays during the month of March and enjoy Maple Sugar Madness!

Sugaring season is here! Flickr photo.

Laconia, NH – For over 15 years Prescott Farm has been offering their Maple Sugar Madness programs to school groups and the public during the month of March. On Saturdays, March […]