Booth farmland in Barre Town Green fields with mountains in the distance

Local Family Conserves Prime Farmland in Barre Town

A gorgeous stretch of open fields with long-range views in Barre has been conserved for farming into the future, honoring the area’s farming heritage. Beloved in the community, Gordon Booth had long wanted to see it protected; his children fulfilled this vision.

Spring-time meadow at crest of hill with far-reaching view of mountains - VLT received a gift of 159 acres of forestland, open pasture, and meadows in Topsham

A Gift of Land in Topsham: Strengthening Conservation

VLT received a gift of 159 acres of forestland, open pasture, and meadows in Topsham with spectacular views across central Vermont. The land trust will conserve most of the land and sell it, using the proceeds to advance the organization’s mission.

close up of buck (fallow deer)

Largest Deer Farm in State Conserved

Hank Dimuzio didn’t follow a typical path to become a farmer. For over 20 years he built up what is now the largest deer farm in the state while working as an emergency room physician at Rutland Regional Medical Center. In 2016, he retired from the hospital to pursue farming full time.