Monthly Archives: February 2017

Ben Hewitt: Homesteading Principles to Live By

By Ben Hewitt This article is adapted from The Nourishing Homestead (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2014) and is reprinted here with permission of the publisher. For more information about Ben’s book, visit Chelsea Green.  Like everyone I know, we occasionally find … Continue reading

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Bee Decline Threatens U.S. Crop Production

First U.S. wild bee map reveals 139 pollination ‘trouble zones’ By Basil Waugh and Joshua Brown The first-ever study to map U.S. wild bees suggests they are disappearing in the country’s most important farmlands—from California’s Central Valley to the Midwest’s … Continue reading

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Mastering the Basics and Cooking with Confidence

Maria Carabello wants people to feel empowered in the kitchen. That’s easier said than done, especially since home cooking is on the decline. Less than 60 percent of the suppers served at home were cooked at home in 2014, according … Continue reading

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UVM Graduate Student Examines the Economic Impact of Food Hubs

How exactly food hubs contribute to the local economy is a question UVM graduate student Hannah Harrington ’15 is hoping to answer in her research. Vermont is home to about 20 food hubs, and there are an estimated 400 food … Continue reading

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Ecological Agriculture Student Leads ‘Bee Campus’ Effort

Peter Chlebowski is eager for pollinators to find a home at UVM. The Pennsylvania native, who grew up on a small, seven-acre homestead where his family raises poultry and pigs while growing fruits and vegetables, helped launch the UVM Beekeepers … Continue reading

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