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April 2017

The Push to Get Going

Merton Pike is a retired farmer and a Stowe Land Trust founding & Emeritus Director. When Merton’s parents moved to Stowe in 1921, there were about 200 farmers in town. By the 1980s, things had changed. Farmland was being developed at a rapid rate…

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The Early Seeds of Stowe Land Trust

This spring in celebration of SLT’s 30th anniversary, we sat down with founding member and Emeritus Director, John Merrill, to ask about how the land trust got started. John began coming to Stowe to ski when he was a college student in the 1960s.…

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How Fortunate We All Are

Meg Kauffman and her husband decided to relocate to Stowe from the Boston area in 2003 because they had grown weary of long commutes and interminable lines of traffic. They wanted a simpler, more relaxed lifestyle in a quintessential New England…

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Nature Adores a Vacuum

After moving to Stowe with his wife Gibby in 1987, Charlie Berry wanted to expand his work life outside the corporate world where he had spent much of his career. Toward this goal, he decided to buy and run a small property management company that…

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Looking for a Successor

Christine Kaiser was ready to retire. She had been running her family’s farm in Nebraska Valley for decades, first milking cows then switching to operating a goat dairy. She also sold eggs, pork and chicken to her neighbors and area restaurants. When…

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