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Mountains are Tall

Every year the 7th grade students at Union 32 Middle School in Montpelier hike a local mountain. In October 2019, they hiked Hunger Mountain from the Middlesex side up through land that SLT working with the Trust for Public Land to protect through…

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The Day I Hiked Hunger

Every year the 7th grade students at Union 32 Middle School in Montpelier hike a local mountain. In October 2019, they hiked Hunger Mountain from the Middlesex side up through land that SLT is working with the Trust for Public Land to protect through…

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The Healing Power of Nature

Vermont’s toughest youth have reminded us that a little bird seed and a bird feeder goes a very long way toward loving kindness and healing.  

Dr. Aron Steward - a VT psychologist with expertise in violence prevention, health & wellness and…

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Conserving Land for Wildlife & Public Good

Chris Curtis and Tari Swenson have lived on North Hill in the heart of the Shutesville Hill Wildlife Corridor since 1974 where their children grew up loving the woods, animals and serenity of the land. Chris and Tari sold a conservation easement…

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Looking to the Future

Imagine a Stowe 30 years from now that has more farms, plenty of trees, lots of wildlife, and rivers for fishing. Throw in a dragon that spits water to help grow trees and some tigers and you've got a place some of our youngest community members…

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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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