2018 Emerging Woodworker of the Year, Towards Nightfall, Finds Home in Vermont

2018 Emerging Woodworker of the Year, Towards Nightfall, Finds Home in Vermont

April 15, 2019By Christine McGowanStaff Articles

Neither Jared Williams nor Catherine Emil planned to stay in Vermont after graduation, but “felt it was impossible to leave…in a good way.” After completing a four-semester immersion program at Vermont Woodworking School, the two friends intended to part ways, returning to their respective homes in New York and San Antonio, Texas. As they considered … Read More

Ski the Trees, Protect the Forests

Ski the Trees, Protect the Forests

March 15, 2019By Christine McGowanStaff Articles

By Christine McGowan, Forest Program Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Skiing backcountry terrain in Vermont is hardly a new idea. Originally a mode of transportation for Vermonters stranded by unpassable, snow-covered roads, skiing in the woods dates back to the early 1900s when visitors from Norway introduced the novel idea of strapping long, wooden slats … Read More

Accel-VT announces Ag & Food Tech winners

Accel-VT announces Ag & Food Tech winners

December 19, 2018By Kelly NottermannPress Releases

Eight climate solution entrepreneurs graduated from the Vermont business accelerator to help solve agriculture and food technology challenges while honing business models for success.  SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT – Accel-VT, a business accelerator providing support, mentorship, and access to capital for early stage companies committed to climate economy innovation, announced the winners of the latest Accel-VT … Read More

Fighting Climate Change One Rocking Chair at a Time: Vermont Woods Studios Makes a Case for Buying Local

Fighting Climate Change One Rocking Chair at a Time: Vermont Woods Studios Makes a Case for Buying Local

November 15, 2018By Christine McGowanStaff Articles

By Christine McGowan, Forest Program Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund “Buy local” is a common refrain around Vermont, and many of us feel good about supporting small, independently-owned businesses, farms and restaurants around the state. For Peggy Farabaugh, owner of Vermont Woods Studios in Vernon, the idea has roots that are much deeper and farther … Read More

Accel-VT to welcome its second climate economy business cohort

Accel-VT to welcome its second climate economy business cohort

October 1, 2018By Ellen KahlerPress Releases

Eight climate solution entrepreneurs set to participate in business accelerator to help solve agriculture and food technology challenges while honing business models for success in the marketplace South Burlington, Vt. – Eight entrepreneurial start-up companies will convene tomorrow at the Ben & Jerry’s headquarters for their first “sprint” of Accel-VT—a business accelerator providing support, mentorship, … Read More

A Story of Respect and Resilience

A Story of Respect and Resilience

September 26, 2018By Jake ClaroStaff Articles

By Jake Claro, Vermont Farm to Plate Director One of the first things you notice at Molly Brook Farm is that Rhonda and Myles Goodrich call every single one of their 77 cows by name. “Move along Clover,” or “this way Charlotte” is heard in the milking parlor during the daily milking sessions. The Goodrichs, … Read More