Westminster Cares announces 2022 Garden Tour

WESTMINSTER, Vt. – After two years of event cancellations due to the pandemic, Westminster Cares is excited to announce that we will be hosting our 2022 Westminster Garden Tour again this summer. The event will be held the weekend of July 9 and 10, … Continued

Chester Townscape, hanging basket offer

CHESTER, Vt. – Chester Townscape, the charitable volunteer organization that provides glorious flowers in bridge boxes and planters at various garden spots in public locations around Chester during the growing season, is offering an easy way for individuals to beautify … Continued

Gov. Scott, DCF announce additional fuel benefits for families

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Gov. Phil Scott and the Department for Children and Families announced Tuesday, March 22, 2022, that approximately 10,000 households will get an extra fuel benefit through the Seasonal Fuel Assistance Program. Given high oil and kerosene prices, … Continued

Ludlow Community Garden invites to members to join

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Ludlow Area Community Garden is open to all residents of Ludlow and neighboring towns. It is fenced-in and located in the Fletcher Farm grounds on Route 103, at the border between Ludlow and Proctorsville. Individual 10 … Continued

SSPTA congratulates fundraising top-sellers

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Springfield Schools PTA congratulates the top-selling students of the recent High Mowing Seeds fundraiser. Ava Buron, a kindergarten student, was the high seller at Elm Hill School. The top spot at Union Street School went to third-grader … Continued

Garden Club gives flowers and brings cheer

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – On the first Tuesday of every month you can find seven or eight Springfield Garden Club members meeting to make flower arrangements for homebound recipients of the Meals on Wheels program. This activity brings cheer to many … Continued

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

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