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Small Farm, Big Benefits: Old Road Farm in Granville

“Having the land is huge,” said Henry. “For me, it all comes back to having this place that we can improve—not only in terms of physical infrastructure for high tunnels and irrigation, but through a long-term commitment to the land itself. We’re starting to work in more cover crop rotations and building that climate resiliency into the soil.”

shoreline of West River at Deer Run Nature preserve on a sunny summer day

Deer Run Nature Preserve Expanded

We’re excited to share that a  nature preserve in southeastern Vermont has expanded by 627 acres! We worked with Green Mountain Conservancy to conserve woodland and farmland in Brookline & […]

people working in field with shovels - Vermont

Teaming Up to Advance Clean Water

Over 130 volunteers, from schools, area businesses, youth conservation programs, and local communities, joined VLT to plant 3,000+ trees in wetlands, along streams, and in prime songbird habitat on farms in Chittenden County.

Farm family - man, woman, and little girl, smiling at camera in sunny pasture - Vermont

The Power of Dirt

Good dirt can mean productive farms and a healthier environment. Farmers understand the benefits of improving their soil, but it often needs a long-term financial investment.

hay fields with trees and hills in distance - Morristown Vermont

Morristown Gains New Farm Owners and Wetlands Protection

The Stowe area welcomed the conservation of the Valcour farm in Morristown and its sale to new farm owners, Jesse and Marelene Hursh. The 175-acre farm was conserved in mid-April by family members and sold to long-time farmers Jesse and Marlene Hursh, with assistance from the Vermont Land Trust and support from the Stowe Land Trust.

river with grasses and trees growing on banks - Lowell - VLT

Banking on Clean Water

Since 2016 farmers and conservation organizations have protected 290 acres of land along the Upper Missisquoi River, which drains into Lake Champlain.