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Grass-Fed Dairy Initiative

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Jessie Haas

When UVM agronomic and soils specialist Heather Darby initiated a study of twenty grass-fed dairy farms three years ago, there were 130 of them nationwide. This year she is heading a study of all grass-fed dairies, and there are now 500. The effort is funded by a $1 million grant […]

There’s Something about a Leaf

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David Fried

The way it sits there.

The way they all work together as one.

Fluttering

and relaxing to produce energy from the sun.

How does a leaf open? I don’t really know.

I want someone to […]

Cow Power in New York and Vermont

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Evan Lawrence

In Vermont, a program that pays farmers to generate electricity from cow manure provides enough power for 3,200 homes. In New York, farmers are discouraged by low power prices that make it difficult for the expensive manure-powered systems to break even. Fourteen of Vermont’s roughly 800 dairy farms […]

“What You Eat Affects the Environment” Forum March 13 Albany

Are You Drinking Roundup?

POPULAR WEED KILLER FOUND IN TOP BEER AND WINE BRANDS

This popular weed killer is a known carcinogen. Practices of using it is toxic to the environment and people, as well as wildlife. It is banned in many states. Image: dewereldmorgen.be

February 25, 2019

A new report shows that numerous beers and wines, including […]

What You Eat Affects the Environment” Forum March 13 in Albany, NY

Community Advocates for a Sustainable Environment will be holding a forum entitled “What You Eat Affects the Environment”. The event, co-sponsored by the Green Sanctuary Committee will take place on March 13, 2019 in Channing Hall at the First Unitarian Universalist Church located at 405 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The […]

Bringing Light Into the World

Sprouted sunflower seeds. Image by David Fried.

David Fried

When we plant a seed, we are leaning into the future. Now that it’s winter, there are not a lot of seeds being planted. There is not a lot of green. The light that has that soft light green-yellow glow as it comes […]

Saffron and Solar Farms

Saffron crocuses blooming in a raised bed within a Peck Solar array in New Haven, VT. Image: A. Ghalehgolabbehbahani, UVM.

A Win-Win for the Environment and Agriculture

Margaret Skinner, Bruce L. Parker and Arash

Ghalehgolabbehbahani, who demonstrated that saffron could be profitably grown in Vermont, have teamed up with Peck Solar to […]

PrintReleaf Helps Local Businesses to Think Local and Act Global

Diagram showing the workflow of the PrintReleaf application. Courtesy image.

George Harvey

Forests are among the best resources we have for drawing down atmospheric carbon dioxide. And yet, despite their importance, we cut them down for a wide variety of purposes. Many of these put the carbon dioxide the forest trees had captured back […]

Grazing for Change at Stonewall Farm

Stonewall Farm Hub Launch on September 21, 2018. Image: Karl Thidemann.

Jessie Haas

Julie Davenson, executive director of Stonewall Farm, a non-profit working dairy farm in Keene, NH, was researching regenerative ways to improve Stonewall’s overgrazed pastures when she happened upon the book The Soil Will Save Us, by Kirsten Ohlsen. There she learned […]