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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 […]

Can a Passive House be Beautiful, Functional, and Organic?

An Interview with Hank Keating

Stone Fruit Farm in Westport, MA.

By Barbara Whitchurch

Stone Fruit Farm, completed in 2016, is a complex of buildings in the small town of Westport, Massachusetts, built to the Passive House (PH) standard. It calls to mind the design of the classic New England connected […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]