Nutrient-poor bogs force plants to get creative, perhaps none more so than the purple pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea. Its dramatic, specialized leaves form multicolored ‘pitchers’ that fill with rain and snow, hosting tiny self-contained ecosystems—like the bogs themselves.
With our rich tradition of sugaring and an abundance of sugar maples, Vermont is the largest producer of maple syrup in the United States despite its small size. The alchemy […]
The forested mountains that make Waterbury and Stowe attractive to Vermonters and tourists are home to many wide-ranging animals such as bear, moose, and bobcat. These animals need to travel […]
Lake Memphremagog stretches north from Newport, rounding a forested point and reaching toward Canada. The view of the lake from downtown Newport City, enhanced by the undeveloped bluff just across […]
In the Vermont Land Trust’s early years, conserving a single farm felt like a major accomplishment. But in the following decades, VLT’s farmland conservation program has gotten a lot bigger, […]
As with many Vermont farms, growing feed for Fairmont Farm’s 2,800 Holsteins isn’t a set-it-and-forget-it process. Richard Hall of Fairmont Farm plants 1,550 acres of corn each year. The land […]
Marshmallow Cliff, Scotch Rock, and the Ice Palace: Landowners share their stories about places special to them
Deep in Granville’s Northfield Mountains sits a granite boulder, a glacial erratic deposited far from its origin on the Canadian Shield at the end of Vermont’s last ice age. Over […]
Our Farmland Access Program connects farmers with land where they can start or expand a business. Through the sale of conservation easements that limit development and protect environmental features, the program lowers the cost of farms and finds ways to help farmers afford them. We ensure easements are upheld, but otherwise farms tell their own stories upon the land—stories that inevitably change both the farm and the farmer. Farmers from three farms share their stories: Elmer Farm in Middlebury, Northeast Vine Supply in Pawlet, and Kingsbury Market Garden in Warren.