Author Archives: Debra Heleba

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About Debra Heleba

Deb works for University of Vermont Extension where she is the Vermont SARE coordinator and also coordinates eOrganic's dairy team.

A Greener Green Up Day

As my 9 year old daughter and I drove past a number of dairy farms in Addison County this spring day, she said, “Wow, that grass is so green, it doesn’t look real.” “That grass is special,” I said, “It’s a cover … Continue reading

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Guide by Your Side: What Makes a Good Extension Educator Good?

In my Social Sustainability on the Farm project, we’ve been looking at the social issues farmers face; so I have been thinking about healthy farmer relationships—both personal and professional. And since I work for UVM Extension, naturally I wonder about … Continue reading

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Digging into a Summer of Soil Health

You don’t have to be a farmer to appreciate the importance of soil health. Of course, most farmers I know really love their soil and treat it with the upmost care. But increasingly, the general public is realizing what farmers … Continue reading

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