Local conservationist group uses grant to travel to Vermont

Published 3:04 pm Wednesday, December 23, 2009

This group of conservationists went to learn about successful agricultural conservation initiatives in Vermont and attend the 29th Annual Schumacher Lectures in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. They visited community owned and supported farms as well as an affordable housing neighborhood built in 1989, surrounded by 17 acres of green space owned jointly by the homeowners. Travel expenses were provided by a grant from the Bradley Foundation and the Polk County Community Foundation. Pictured, from left to right, are Carol Lynn Jackson, Betsy Burdett, Allen Burdett, Nancy Barnett, Renee McDermott, Peter Flemming of the Great Barrington Land Trust, Carolyn Ashburn, and Stefan Apse of the Schumacher Society. Other trippers not in this picture were Chuck Hearon and Lynn and Ellen Sprague. This picture was taken at Schumacher Farm with the Berkshire Mountains in the background. (Photo submitted)

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