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Hundreds of Native Bee Species Sliding Toward Extinction

Pollinators in Peril

Landmark Report:

In the first comprehensive review of the more than 4,000 native bee species in North America and Hawaii, the Center for Biological Diversity has found that more than half the species with sufficient data to assess are declining. Nearly one in four is imperiled and at increasing risk of […]

The Foodscape Revolution – Finding A Better Way to Make Space for Food and Beauty in Your Garden

Foodscape Revolution

By Brie Arthur, published by St. Lynn’s Press, 2017, 189 pages, $21.95

Book review by N. R. Mallery

’Tis the season for gardening. You may have noticed that some people have been growing a few veggies in with flowers in the past couple of years. Perhaps you have even started to do […]

This Thursday – Seward Weber Lecture on the Importance of Old-Growth Forests with Tom Wessels

Old-growth forests are an important part of our natural heritage in the Northeast, and allowing old growth to return to the landscape is an essential part of our efforts to improve the ecological integrity of the region.

At this year’s Seward Weber Lecture, Tom Wessels, faculty emeritus at Antioch University New England and author of […]

Under-stories: Growing Fruits and Nuts in a Small Space

By David Fried

What if you could grow nine types of fruits and nuts in the space that you would need to turn around with your arms outstretched? If you have one spot in your yard where you can do this and it gets at least one half to three quarters of a day of […]

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 […]

Summer Fun for Everyone at Prescott Farm!

Open year-round Prescott Farm has much to offer both to local residents and those just visiting the area! This summer, in addition to our WildQuest Summer Camp (June 20-August 19), we are offering a variety of programs designed to encourage environmental exploration for all ages. Tours, Workshops/Talks, Family Programs and a 160 acre property (with […]

Sustainability: Theme of International Day of Co-ops

On Saturday, July 2nd, co-ops in our community and around the world will be celebrating International Day of Co-operatives, joining the United Nations (UN) and the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) in a commemoration that began in 1923. This year’s theme, “Co-operatives: The Power to Act for a Sustainable Future,” highlights the contribution of co-operative enterprise […]

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, […]

FIRE POTENTIAL ALERT!! SUGARING OPERATIONS in the northeast should BE AWARE AND ALERT!

The Weather Channel has issued an alert FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS EXIST FOR THE AREA … Mar 31, 2016 7:01AM

…FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS EXIST FOR PARTS OF THE AREA TODAY and longer……

LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTY SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS TODAY

COULD HAVE AN IMPACT ON ANY FIRE STARTS. THE GREATEST CONCERN

WILL EXIST THIS […]

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 […]