Keeping Addison County Rural…and Cultural
From Middlebury College, Vermont’s cultural Mecca, to our rural farming landscape, the legacy of our agrarian heritage, Addison County has the perfect blend of culture and agriculture. And it looks like it’s going to stay this way for some time.
The college’s highly acclaimed performing arts series continues to thrill with notables like the Emerson String Quartet and our agricultural landscape just got the boost it needed to continue to do the same.
Working Lands Enterprise recently announced the release of available grant funds to invest $986,500 into agricultural, forestry and forest product enterprises and organizations. The Vermont Working Landscape Partnership is a non-partisan, broad-based organization that supports local agriculture and forestry, grows and attracts farm and forest entrepreneurs, and conserves Vermont’s Working Landscape far into the future.
“Vermont’s working landscape captures Vermont’s heritage, its culture, and its people,”according to Board Chair, Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross. “It provides tens of thousands of jobs and contributes greater than 15% to Vermont’s Gross Domestic Product. Today’s announcement represents the state of Vermont’s investment in preserving and enhancing Vermont’s working lands.” (vtdigger.org)
More string quartets and more working farms. It’s the best of both worlds…Contact me for a tour.
image credits: www.middlebury.edu, addisoncounty.locallygrown.net