Two-Tier Ditch Project Comes to a VT Farm

Two-Tier Ditch Project Comes to a VT Farm

Maybe you’ve seen the sizeable ditch systems on Midwestern farms? The two-tier ditch design has been in practice on Midwest farms for over a decade. Now, local farmers reap the benefits. The project involves: digging out the ditch banks two to three feet above...
Rugg Brook Cleanup Efforts

Rugg Brook Cleanup Efforts

One gorgeous autumn morning, two VT ECOAmeriCorps volunteers ventured out for some brook cleanup efforts. Their goal? To clean up a 200-meter section of the Rugg Brook river corridor. The Rugg Brook is located in the middle of the commercial district of St. Albans,...

Sheldon Springs Stormwater Fix

Friends of Northern Lake Champlain recently completed a terraced bioretention basin project at the RockTenn mill located in Sheldon Springs on the banks of the Missisquoi River. This small stormwater treatment project will treat water draining from a gravel parking...

Cover Crops Increase

What’s that green you see in that corn field? A COVER CROP!! According to UVM Extension, in the past decade farmers in Vermont have been adopting this conservation practice. 10 years ago Heather Darby estimates there were only 50 acres in cover crop and today...