VLT’s COVID-19 relief grants helped farmers make changes that have a positive lasting effect on their businesses, thanks to generous donors.
VLT has raised $15 million to put 200 new farmers on the land over the next decade. As part of this effort, VLT is leasing land in Isle La Motte to Krista Scruggs for her farm business.
Land along three miles of the Missisquoi River and its tributaries, as well as 50 acres of wetlands, have been protected.
Experienced farmers Matthew Kurek and Maggie Wood are growing organic vegetables at Farm on the River, along the Connecticut River. They conserved the farm, protecting it for future farming and to improve water quality and habitat.
It’s summer in Jeffersonville, and the woodlands along the Brewster River are buzzing with cicadas. Children splash in the gorge below Vermont’s historic Grist Mill Covered Bridge. Visitors flock to the trails beyond, seeking shade and the chance to socialize, from a distance.