Tear down? Deconstruct a house & save good stuff

It happens all the time; someone buys a house, loves the location, isn’t wild about the structure itself. The question becomes, do they remodel the building to fit their needs, or tear it down and start new?

Middlebury Garden Club names 2023 winners

Every year the Middlebury Garden Club gives awards to public and private gardens in Addison County. To be considered, a garden must be able to be seen from the roadside and cannot belong to a current member of the club. 

Improve your composting skills with these free workshops

Emily Johnston, the Public Outreach Coordinator for the Addison County Solid Waste Management District Board, invites homeowners and renters to come to a free workshop hosted by the ACSWMD this fall. Upcoming topics include Backyard Composting, Vermicompo … (read more)

Bristol resident takes steps to create a greener home

After residing in older homes, Sally Jenks Roth knew that when she moved into a home in Bristol that was only a decade old, it would be more efficient to heat and cool simply because of the newer construction.

One town’s commitment to green energy

Have you been thinking about switching to an electric lawn mower? Ready to start converting some lawn to a pollinator garden? Come to the Weybridge Spring Eco-Fair.

Gardeners, watch out for jumping worms

You may have heard of jumping worms, sometimes referred to as “snake worms.” Worm castings that resemble coffee grounds on the soil’s surface are likely the first thing you’ll notice.

Gardening helpline open for the season

If you’ve got a gardening question, you can call the University of Vermont Extension Master Gardener Helpline to get an answer. 

Community Forum: A New England dream home should be sustainable

Embodying the New England dream entails not only appreciating the region’s natural beauty, history and culture, but also actively engaging in the community and building a sustainable home.

Planning makes a greenhouse work

Our greenhouse is much more than a collection of pretty plants. It is a magical space where, even in the depths of winter, we retreat to be immersed in the soothing presence of growing things.

Lincoln arborist leads women into trees

Bear LeVangie has made it her life’s work to study trees and be a proud steward of their health and longevity in her own Lincoln community and beyond.

Swap seeds and more in Weybridge

The Weybridge Energy Committee invites all interested community members to an Electric Equipment Demo and Seed/Seedling Swap on Saturday, May 21, from 9 to 11 a.m. on the lawn at the Weybridge Congregational Church.

Vermont garden clubs to visit nurseries

The Federated Garden Clubs of Vermont (FGCV) and its member garden clubs — including the Middlebury Garden Club — will partner with five nurseries and garden centers for Vermont Garden Club Day 2022 on Saturday, May 21.

Got questions? Ask an Extension Master Gardener

Wondering when to plant your tomatoes? Confused about composting? Or maybe you need some advice on caring for your lawn.

Raising awareness about Emerald Ash Borers

Vermont, along with the rest of the country, will recognize National Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week, May 22-28.

Things new gardeners need to know

But before you grab a spade and head for the backyard, put pen to paper and make a plan.