Vermont

Dairy Farm Closes Loop with Improved Compost System

Eric Paris of Tamarlane Farm, a dairy in northeastern Vermont, has been closing the loop on his farm by composting farm waste and community food scraps (about 12 tons per week) to create a valuable fertility source for his farm fields. His Farmer Grant project sought to determine whether a low-cost Aerated Static Pile (ASP) […]

Breaking barriers: Building capacity to provide tractor education

Unskilled farm equipment operation can put farmers at serious physical and financial risk. Lack of knowledge about this equipment can limit farm scale and productivity, and therefore the farm’s ability to provide a sustainable family income. Yet new farmers (including apprentices, interns and employees) increasingly come from non-farm backgrounds and have limited experience with machinery. […]

Geese on Pasture

Wesley Bascom of Gozzard City LLC conducted a Northeast SARE Farmer Grant project to look at pastured goose production in northern Vermont. Wesley wanted to track the impact of different levels of grain supplementation for geese on pasture. He divided the goose flock into three groups of approximately 60 each and supplemented one group with […]

The Owner-Built Savonius Rotor

Investing in commercially available renewable-energy devices usually requires large capital investments and long payback periods. This farmer has explored a low-cost alternative.

With an Ear to the Ground

The pumpkin field, the prison, the classroom, and the interstate are just a few of the places where sustainability and community values converge. With an Ear to the Ground introduces us to farmers, chefs, educators, visiting Russians, and kids and the experiences thay share about food and the natural world. Print only; order from Northeast SARE.