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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 […]

Farm to Plate Press Conference

Press Conference Wednesday, January 20th at the Vermont Statehouse to review progress, trends, and what’s next in Vermont’s implementation of the Farm to Plate food system plan

WHAT:

At no other time in Vermont’s history has food system activity been more coordinated and […]

Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture, Local Food, and Vulnerable Communities

Credit: Cooper Phyllis, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

By Jennifer Wilhelm

NASA scientists report that 2015 is expected to be the hottest year on record. The summer and the months of September and October were the hottest recorded, but what does a global temperature increase of half a degree mean for the food system? […]

Growing Through the Winter

AERO Mobil garden is designed to bring a fresh harvest of vegetables, herbs, and fruits to the kitchen from the convenience of a patio or porch. Photos by Anne Coleman

By Kathleen Puffer

Winter is coming. It is time for the annual hibernation to begin. Squirrels bury the last few nuts to last […]

Permaculture At Elmore Roots: Apple Cultivars

By David Fried

Photo taken at Elmore Roots by D. Fried.

“Apple scruffs, apple scruffs, how I love you, how I love you” – George Harrison

It’s been raining apples since August. I can barely walk across the hill.

Dark red, pink blush, yellow and crimson striped, green […]

Winter is for Designing the Garden of Your Dreams

A front garden instead of a lawn, complete with perennial greens, annual veggies, culinary herbs, medicinal plants, flowers, and berries such as honeyberry, gooseberry, alpine strawberry, and gojiberry. Photo Credit Kay Cafasso

By Kay Cafasso

If you are looking back on the last growing season discouraged that you still do not have […]

Planting Edible Landscapes for a Sustainable Food System

Painting by Gabriel Tempesta, courtesy of David Fried

By David Fried

As you walk the hills and valleys of Vermont you will see apples, hazelnuts, butternuts, rhubarb, raspberries, juneberries and the occasional plum or pear tree. Almost every home, every farm, every road has some of these fruits and nuts growing. Long before “edible […]