Category Archives: Quality of life

Spotlight on Ansel Ploog, Flywheel Farm

Ansel Ploog manages Flywheel Farm in Woodbury, VT with Justin Cote where she grows organically certified vegetables and markets the produce wholesale and at their farmstand. When Ansel started the farm in 2013, she had little farm management experience but a … Continue reading

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Women are an emerging force for Vt forests

Women are a large and growing part of America’s landowner population.  The percentage of family forests where women were the primary decision makers doubled from 2006 to 2013.  This nationwide trend of more women owning and operating forestland is also … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Birch Rise Farm

By Suzy Hodgson “I was surprised that I could raise animals especially pigs and not feel terrified.  I’d grown up outside of Detroit so this experience was way outside my comfort zone,” says Kate Osgood, co-owner of Birch Rise Farm … Continue reading

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