The past few years have seen whiplash weather conditions for farmers in the Champlain Valley. Producers have navigated a polar vortex, a super-wet season, and have contended with an extended drought last summer. The chief culprit of climate change is greenhouse gas emissions, … [Read more...] about Essex Farm Institute Plans Carbon Farming Symposium (THE SUN)
“DISRUPTION tells the story of the greatest crisis humankind has ever faced and the movement to fight it.” Vermont Commons School begins its annual 3-Part Documentary Series with the screening of this important film on October 29th, 6:00PM. By weaving commentary from … [Read more...] about DISRUPTION Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion at Vermont Commons School
This morning, as is the case most mornings, the noisy rumble of the train precedes my viewing its linear passage at the bottom of our hayfield. It is one of a number that will pass by this day, this week, these months, full of fracked oil and volatile gases from North Dakota, … [Read more...] about Oil Trains Through Essex and The Champlain Valley
"Remember the week 6 note where Kristin mentioned Who can catch the most sunlight, and keep it? Well she’s away this week and that means I’m here to take you into the deep end of the pond regarding that sentence. Let me warn you in advance, the train of thinking I’ve been on … [Read more...] about Who Can Catch the Most Sunlight, and Keep It?