Applications Due March 22, 2021
USDA Rural Development (RD) is seeking applications for the Value Added Producer Grant Program (VAPG). Applications will be accepted through close of business on March 22, 2021. State information on the program and application materials are available on RD websites for Vermont and New Hampshire.
The VAPG program helps agricultural […]
Edible Brattleboro volunteers grow food in public spaces, like the grassy area between the Brattleboro Food Coop parking lot and the Whetstone Brook Image: Edibe Brattleboro
When Marilyn Chiarello, founder of Edible Brattleboro, saw a free hoophouse frame offered on a local listserv, she started dreaming. A place for the […]
As soon as I wake up, I hear them singing. Lots of them. Filling the soft morning with song.
I can tell the rain has stopped. They are celebrating.
Birds are always doing amazing things.
How do they fly so fast and so […]
As a compost educator in central Vermont, I’ve been surprised at how many people tell me that they stop composting over the winter. Although Northeasterners tend to be unfazed by freezing temperatures, even the hardiest may balk at that thirty-second walk outdoors to drop off the food scraps in January. But there are […]
Mike Kiernan of Bee the Change plants in the solar fields. Photo courtesy Mike Kiernan
Renewable Energy Vermont
This summer marked a major milestone for Vermont solar’s collaborative efforts to restore pollinator habitat in our state. In July, Middlebury-based REV Member, Bee the Change teamed up with REV Member Green […]
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, […]
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 […]