"Stop Violence and Deportations!" Rally, march, and speak-out sponsored by Migrant Justice to protest the detention of farmworker leader Miguel Alcudia.
On September 22, Migrant Justice farmworker leader Miguel Alcudia was leaving a VT dairy farm and his co-worker tipped him off that he was being followed by an unmarked car. When he arrived in the town of Vergennes, VT, undercover agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested him and took him into custody. This is the second Migrant Justice leader detained in recent months. Miguel is currently detained at Strafford County House of Correction in New Hampshire with $21,000 bail.
Vermont Rail Action Network (VRAN) hosts their annual dinner meeting, providing updates on their work with Vermont's Congressional delegation, Quebec officials, Vermont state officials, AMTRAK, Canadian Rail, Homeland Security and others in the effort to restore and expand passenger service in Vermont. Railroad and track safety, as well as recognition of the crew of the recent Amtrak 'Northfield derailment' are recognized.
Vermont's Barred Owl is a common species, which not unlike many birds, regurgitates a pellet consisting of the indigestible parts of prey eaten. Disecting a pellet (normally regurgitated 6 to 16 hours after eating), provides a glimpse of what the owl ate and the marvel of nature.
Wetter spring soils, drier summers, and pests that move north are just some of the realities Vermont gardeners face with climate change, says writer and gardener Ellen Michaud. To help gardeners better understand the challenges of climate change, and suggest strategies to deal with it, three UVM experts lead this workshop. Presenters include: Vermont state climatologist Leley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, UVM researcher Rachel Schattman, UVM Extension professor Leonard Perry. Organized by Northwest Chapter of UVM Extension Master Gardener program.
Damariscotta, Maine was selected as one of the Orton Family Foundation’s first Heart & Soul Community Planning pilot towns. We asked residents how this unconventional, values-based planning approach impacted the community and its goals for future growth.
Executive Director of Friends of Midcoast Maine (FMM) Jane Lafleur touches on what distinguishes Heart & Soul from other planning approaches, why it's so effective, and how it's changed how she does business.