Corn fields with trees and hills in distance: Fairmont Farm conserved 201 acres of land in East Montpelier between Route 14 and the Winooski River, the Vermont Land Trust announced

In East Montpelier Farmland Conserved, Trail Access Secured

Fairmont Farm conserved 201 acres of land between Route 14 and the Winooski River, and agreed to provide trail access across the recently conserved land, helping to connect a critical section of the Cross VT Trail between East Montpelier and Marshfield. The farm is also working with VLT and other conservation partners to protect and restore a half-mile stretch of the Winooski River in Marshfield.

River bank along farm field with hills in distance - Over a mile of land along the White River in Bethel has been protected for water quality, the Vermont Land Trust announced today.

River Corridor in White River Floodplain Protected

Over a mile of land along the White River in Bethel has been protected for water quality, the Vermont Land Trust announced today. Supported by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, this is the latest project in a statewide effort to protect Vermont’s high priority rivers and to improve water quality.

Bread and Butter Farm in South Burlington and Shelburne - Vermont Land Trust

Statement from the Vermont Land Trust on the evolution of Bread & Butter Farm and the founding of the Vermont Agrarian Commons

“Access to affordable farmland is one of the biggest barriers for farmers seeking to start or grow a business,” said Maggie Donin, Farmland Access Program Director for the Vermont Land Trust. “Through land conservation and the creation of new ownership models, the Vermont Agrarian Commons, Bread & Butter Farm, the Vermont Land Trust, and others are helping to address that issue today and in to the future, while protecting important farmland.”