Charlotte fields supply Burlington with greens

Charlotte fields supply Burlington with greens

By Emily Greenberg VTDigger.org Rain or shine three days a week in East Charlotte, farmer Dave Quickel and his crew at Stony Loam harvest their lettuce crop for Burlington’s salad eaters. “There’s nothing I’d rather do than harvest lettuce in the morning,” explained farm manager Neil Dominieckl. “It’s like meditation.” The farm grows seven varieties… Read More »

Lewis Creek Assoc. director honored with environmental award

Lewis Creek Assoc. director honored with environmental award

Shelburne resident Marty Illick was recognized yesterday for her dedication to local watersheds with the eighth annual Green Mountain Power Zetterstrom Environmental Award. Illick and the Lewis Creek Association, of which she is the executive director, were honored at a ceremony at the Vermont State Fish and Wildlife Fishing Access in Shelburne. The award is… Read More »

Summer house guests

Summer house guests

by Meghan McCarthy McPhaul Perhaps the phoebe selected her nesting spot during the few days my family was away from home at the end of April. Otherwise, I can’t quite figure her decision to build a nest atop the back porch light, right next to a doorway used regularly by three children and a rambunctious… Read More »

Hunter access seminar for Vermont landowners

Hunter access seminar for Vermont landowners

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will conduct a free seminar July 27 for landowners interested in learning more about hunting and managing hunter access to their land. The event is meant for landowners new to the idea of allowing public access to their land for hunting or those who may have experienced problems with… Read More »

Starlings Aren’t Darling: The history of America’s least-loved bird

Starlings Aren’t Darling: The history of America’s least-loved bird

By Joe Rankin It’s a classic story of unintended consequences. In 1890, Eugene Schieffelin, a drug manufacturer and member of the New York Zoological Society, released 60 starlings in New York’s Central Park with the hope of establishing a breeding population. Worried that the experiment wasn’t successful, he released another 40 the next year. Schieffelin… Read More »

Small Wonders Nature Camp for grades 1-5 returns to the United Church of Hinesburg

Small Wonders Nature Camp for grades 1-5 returns to the United Church of Hinesburg

The United Church of Hinesburg will again offer its popular Small Wonders Nature Camp for children entering first through fifth grades, Aug. 7-11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the United Church Parish Hall on Route 116. The sessions will include dinner. Each night the camp will explore a different topic—renewable energy, conserved land, composting/recycling,… Read More »

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