Orwell dairy farm gets new conservator

After six years of leasing land for his dairy business, first-generation dairy farmer Jon Lucas bought and conserved 390 acres of Orwell farmland, wetland, streams and woods, through the Vermont Land Trust.

Rozendaal award on tap for businesses

Vermont Land Trust is accepting applications for 2023 Eric Rozendaal Memorial Award to recognize business innovation, environmental practices, and giving back 

Area farmers protect nearly 450 acres

Roger Wales and Monument Farms, Inc. worked with the Vermont Land Trust to conserve 448 acres for local food, future farmers and clean water. 

Cornwall family conserves orchard

A popular Addison County apple orchard has been protected for farming and for the community to enjoy.

Prime Middlebury farmland targeted for conservation

The Butler family has always worked hard to keep its Middlebury farmland productive, but they’ve also been known to use it for fun.

Zach Botala honored by Vermont Land Trust

VERGENNES — Since 2005, the Vermont Land Trust has recognized outstanding high school juniors and seniors who are dedicated to agriculture and forestry. This year VLT honored Zachary Botala of Vergennes.Botala was nominated for the award by Aaron Townshen … (read more)

Vermont Land Trust launches online event series

Vermont is at its best right now. Meadows are coming alive, gardens and farm stands are full of produce, and hillsides are just beginning to burst with color. Join our experts in ecology and wildlife for workshops, virtual walks, and ways to connect to al … (read more)

Vt. Land Trust helping farms get through COVID-19 crisis

MONTPELIER — Thirty-four farms across the state received a combined total of $73,000 in June through the Vermont Land Trust’s new program for farmers affected by COVID-19 and the associated economic downturn. Loss of restaurant sales, increased distributi … (read more)

LedgeEnd Farm protects Middlebury farmland

MIDDLEBURY — Hank Dimuzio and Rhonda Roberts of LedgEnd Farm worked with the Vermont Land Trust to conserve 132 acres of their deer farm on Munger Street in Middlebury. Theirs is the largest deer farm in the state with over 400 animals. Dimuzio didn’t fol … (read more)

How can COVID-19 make Vermont stronger?

For some it may feel too soon to ask this question, as new cases of COVID-19 are reported every day and the economic impacts for our state and our country grow more severe. Yet it’s this question we must ask relentlessly over the days and weeks to come if … (read more)

Nominate Vermont farmers for a grant

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Land Trust is accepting applications for an award to celebrate and benefit Vermont farmers. The $5,000 Eric Rozendaal Memorial Award will be given to a Vermont farmer who exemplifies land stewardship, giving back, and entrepreneur … (read more)

Vermont Land Trust celebrates area farmers

RIPTON — Vermont Land Trust (VLT) members, farmers and conservation supporters gathered at the historic Bread Loaf campus in Ripton last month, to celebrate innovations in Vermont’s farm economy and community. Over the past 10 years, VLT’s Farmland Access … (read more)

Local dairy farmers work to protect Lewis Creek

STARKSBORO — Dairy farmers Eric and Jane Clifford worked with the Vermont Land Trust and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation to protect 1.7 miles of Lewis Creek frontage on their farm. The protections create a 33-acre “river corridor area … (read more)