Central Elementary embraces Farm to School

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Central Elementary School in Bellows Falls is expanding their Farm to School programming by joining the Northeast Farm to School Institute this year. In October, second graders took on leadership roles as they taught their peers … Continued

The Nature Museum offers webinar on invasive species

GRAFTON, Vt. – The Nature Museum is offering a webinar, “Invasive Snake Worms – Why Care and What To Do?,” on Thursday, Feb. 3 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Healthy soils are key to our healthy landscapes, farms, and gardens. … Continued

CCCD’s 2022 conservation plant sale

WALPOLE, N.H. – The Cheshire County Conservation District is currently accepting orders for its Annual Conservation Plant Sale. This year the district continues their partnership with Fedco of Maine to bring you a wide range of top-quality plants. Order deadline … Continued

December is the start of bird feeding season

Bird feeders offer an easy and safe way to interact with wildlife but installing them after December 1 limits the potential to attract bears. Photo by John Hall, Vermont Fish & Wildlife

REGION – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department recommends Vermonters wait to put up bird feeders until Dec. 1 to avoid attracting bears. Doug Morin, Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s bird project leader said, “This may be a particularly good winter … Continued

Window Dressers, warming our town one window at a time

Steve and Nancy Detra working together to stretch film on an interior storm window recently in Brattleboro. Photo by Peter Bergstrom

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Twenty-two homes will be warmer this winter because of a project by the Rockingham Energy Committee along with the Window Dressers nonprofit organization from Maine. The staff of Window Dressers supplies, trains, and supports our local … Continued

SEON presents sixth annual Sustainable Home Tour virtually

REGION – On Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon, the Sustainable Energy Outreach Network will hold its annual Home Tour virtually, showcasing homes and the design and construction teams whose work demonstrates a commitment to high performance building, sustainable … Continued

Your home’s fall checklist

Prep your house for colder months. Photo provided

REGION – Ideally, the entire autumn would be spent enjoying your favorite fall festivities like sipping pumpkin spice lattes or visiting cider mills. While there is plenty of time to enjoy these favorite seasonal pastimes, fall is also the perfect … Continued

Soak Up the Rain, CCCD offer free virtual rain garden workshop

WALPOLE, N.H. – Throughout New Hampshire, neighbors are planting trees and gardens, building rain barrels and trenches, all to keep runoff from rainstorms and pollution from entering the water bodies they love. Join the Cheshire County Conservation District and Soak … Continued

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