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“News Tip” Virtual Lacto-Fermented Vegetable Class

 

Lacto-Fermented Vegetables Free Virtual Workshop Hosted by Monadnock Food Co-op

The Monadnock Food Co-op will host a free virtual workshop called “Lacto-Fermented Vegetables” on Sunday, April 29, 2021, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Lili Hanft will lead this workshop.

Participants will learn about the many health benefits of probiotic […]

Solar Webinar for Small Businesses on Feb. 24 – Please Join Us!

Join us for a Feb. 24 live webinar to learn how a central NH farm leveraged USDA grants and other incentives to fund their solar project.

Does your NH small business have te perfect roof for a solar array?

Are you interested in learning how a solar PV can help your bottom line?

Join […]

Livestock Methane, Perspectives and Progress

Biogenic Carbon Cycle. You can learn more about this graphic at www.bit.ly/UCD-C-cycle. A video discussion with comments from UC Davis CLEAR Center’s director is at www.bit.ly/Rethink-CH4.

Jessie Haas

The climate in which we developed our civilization was shaped by grass and the animals that ate it. Co-evolving, grass and grazing herds built […]

Meeting the Climate Change Challenge:

Maine Grange Farmer’s Initiative Sets Its Bar High

Toby Martin

The Maine Grange Farmer’s Initiative, formed this past August by two members of the Maine State Grange, Toby Martin of Islesboro and Steve Verrill of Poland, is stepping up to take a leadership role by showing how farmers in Maine can join other Mainers in […]

What is it About Flowers?

Photo by artist Joyce Dutka

David Fried

In every snowflake there is a flower waiting. Flowers, when they fade away, become seeds for snowflakes. Snowflakes, when they fall, become flowers when they melt. How else to explain the softness of fresh snow and the warmth of flower petals against the cheek? Snow, […]

USDA Rural Development Accepting Applications for 2021 Value Added Producer Grants

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 […]

Community Greenhouses Sprouting

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

Jessie Haas

When Marilyn Chiarello, founder of Edible Brattleboro, saw a free hoophouse frame offered on a local listserv, she started dreaming. A place for the […]

Elmore Roots – Birds

David Fried

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 […]

Winter Composting 101

Cassandra Hemenway

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 […]

Vermont Solar Expands State’s Pollinator Habitat

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 […]