Posts filed under: Outdoors & Environment

My father was born the eighth child in a family of 10 children that subsisted from week to week on a coal miner’s solitary income....
Before taking a rest from gardening for the season, have you thought of direct sowing seeds to grow a minimal-care garden next spring?...
I am often asked what books I would recommend to folks interested in learning more about forests and forestry, and so for my column this month I will recommend a...
The pumpkin is an odd vegetable. The more popular pumpkins get, the less people eat them....
If Matt and Lauren Daley’s dream comes true, eventually Charlotters won’t have to go over the river and through the woods, traveling to other towns to get a Christmas tree....
Wicked. It’s a great word for the Halloween season. Wicked is also the word Steven Owen uses to describe how busy he, and others in the area who work to...
There’s an old saying, “Good things come in small packages.” That’s certainly true of the tiny flowers that bloom in the spring. And fall is the perfect time to plant...
Vermont’s forests tell a story of adaptation undertaken over massive expanses of time and across a dynamic landscape. ...
It's the time of year when strangely-shaped, multi-colored, warty gourds begin to appear in gardens, markets, CSA boxes and on front porches....
My gardening friends always comment at this time of year: “Have you noticed the light has changed?”...
I consider myself fairly tuned in to the natural world and its vulnerabilities. So, I was surprised recently when I learned some disconcerting facts from Heather McCargo, founder of the...
A field day will be held on Oct. 20 at the Roll Land Farm in Franklin for farmers interested in hearing the latest about soil health, cover crops and related...
The Lake Champlain Basin Program is seeking pre-proposals for research projects that will improve understanding of water and ecosystem resources in the Lake Champlain Basin and guide effective management....
Wild bees are important pollinators for our crops, gardens and wild plants. In Vermont there are over 350 types of wild bees, including 17 different species of bumblebees....
The anticipation builds through the waning days of September. It is summer’s last gasp of warm southern breeze....
The taste of fall was in the air at Philo Ridge Farm, but it was just the merest flavor of autumn, as the day was still summery enough for meeting...
Aspens, also known as poplars or “popple,” are trees in the Populus genus....
We are a state full of committed citizens who care about the future of our planet and the preservation of our natural world....
People everywhere are feeling the impacts of climate change with more frequent and intense weather events threatening our communities. September is National Preparedness Month and the American Red Cross, Northern...
During June and July, volunteers ranging from nurses to ornithophiles (bird lovers) paddled throughout the lively wetlands of Lake Champlain to remove European frogbit, a non-native invasive plant species, for...