About Peggy Farabaugh

Peggy Farabaugh
She is a CEO who brakes for salamanders, has bottle-fed rescued squirrels and spent her vacation building furniture for a rural school in Costa Rica. She believes in the future and in the people who will build it. A former distance-learning professor at Tulane University with a master’s in environmental health & safety, she turned an interest in forest conservation and endangered species into a growing, local business. She delivers rainforest statistics at breakneck speed, but knows how to slow down and appreciate the beauty of a newly finished piece of heirloom furniture.
Nina's beautiful pollinator garden at Stonehurst | Vermont Woods Studios
This our flower garden at Stonehurst. When Nina and our Vermont Woods Studios “Garden Club” planted it, we had pollinators (especially monarch butterflies) in mind. But LARGER wild visitors also decided it was beautiful and delicious. Cut flowers for the showroom usually take a backseat to delicacies for ground hogs, wild turkeys and deer. Click on any photo to enter our #GetDirty giveaway (a $425 gift certificate) and celebrate planting with us.

Plant a Garden For Wildlife

May is National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife month.  Since 1973, the program has been showing people how to turn their own small piece of the Earth into thriving habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife.  The goal is to restore habitat and wildlife populations to our cities, towns and neighborhoods. The program helps wildlife and gives people a daily connection to the natural world right outside their door.

Planting a 'Garden for Wildlife" | Vermont Woods Studios
May is ‘Garden for Wildlife’ month so we’re planting milkweed to support monarch butterflies at Stonehurst. From left to right, your #GetDirty teammates are: Peggy, Ken, Michelle, Martin, Dennis, Sean, Mike and Rebecca.

Time to #GetDirty

We’re always planting something at Vermont Woods Studios.  We plant trees for every furniture order we take…. 50,000 trees and counting.  We plant milkweed for monarch butterflies. We’ve got a Spring planting promotion going to encourage YOU to #GetDirty.  Plant a pollinator garden, plant a tree… plant whatever you like and we’ll plant an additional 425 trees and give away $425.  It’s our free raffle towards a Vermont Woods Studios shopping spree so click on the image above to enter and spread the dirt to all your friends!

Mike and Nina are on the deck at Stonehurst, planting milkweed for monarchs.
Mike and Nina are on the deck at Stonehurst, planting milkweed for monarchs.  Our monarch-loving customers make it possible for us to plant hundreds of seedlings every year and give them away to neighbors.

Plant an Apple Tree

Plant an Apple Tree | An Heirloom variety from the Scott Farm
Our friend Annette brought us an heirloom apple tree from the Scott Farm in Dummerston last weekend. Owner, Zeke Goodband is a keeper of old-time apples whose farm is a living museum of 70 heirloom varieties, some dating back to the 17th century.

Certify Your Garden

If you’re inspired to turn your yard, balcony container garden, schoolyard, green space at work, or roadside into a Certified Wildlife Habitat® you can get it certified and make an even bigger difference for neighborhood wildlife. Take a photo and share it with us on Facebook.

And don’t forget to #Get Dirty With Us

to win a $425 Vermont Woods Studios Gift Certificate

 

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This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Mother's Day Gift Guide
Moms: if your kids are all grown up like mine, take a minute to poke through your memorabilia and dig out one of the adorable Mother’s Day cards they made for you back in the day. Thank goodness for Mrs Green and all the other wonderful elementary teachers!  And thanks to my dearest sons, Kendall and Riley who still melt my heart with every smile (even if it is just an emoji).

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all our favorite moms: our fabulous customers, our wonderful team members (Rebecca and Michelle), our incredible craftswomen, our inspiring consultant (Judy) and all our partners who keep this little mom-friendly business alive and thriving.

PS – Riley, You’re Next…

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Shaker Furniture from Our Friends at Vermont Furniture Designs

Who’s been making incredible Shaker style furniture in Vermont for almost 50 years?  It’s the talented craftsmen and women at Vermont Furniture Designs VFD in Winooski. VFD was born in 1970 with the mission of creating the most beautiful and durable hardwood furniture possible. Once you see their work and run your hands across the baby-soft surface of their wood, I think you’ll agree with me – they’ve succeeded!
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The Green Team at Vermont Woods Studios is always happy to get dirty on Green Up Day
We founded Vermont Woods Studios with a mission of conservation so maybe it’s not surprising that Green Up Day is a favorite holiday for us. The Green Team loves (OK doesn’t mind) getting dirty to celebrate it.

Green Up Day in Vermont

Every year over 22,000 volunteers from all across Vermont get together on Green Up Day to pick up litter from our parks, roadsides, beaches and other public spaces.  It’s a chance to get dirty and also an excuse for one of the Green Mountain State’s biggest parties.  All together about 250 Vermont towns are participating so that means 250 parties after clean up is done. Green Up instructions and contact information can be found here. It’s officially tomorrow, Saturday May 6 but if you can’t make it then, clean up whenever it’s convenient and log your participation here.
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What Are You Getting Mom?

Whether you’re a mom, dad, brother, sister, aunt or great uncle twice removed, you’ll probably need to get a Mother’s Day gift or two. If your honorees are devoted to exquisite, Vermont made treasures and you’re lucky enough to be able to indulge them, we’ve got some suggestions for you.

Expecting Moms, New Moms & Grandmothers

Mother's Day Gift Guide | Give mom a rocking chair to relax & snuggle up in
This handmade Quilted Rocker is perfect for expecting moms, new moms, grand moms, step moms and well..  any mom who needs a little pampering. The rocking chair’s made in Vermont by Jim Geier.  Mom will have the same rocker that’s owned by several Presidents of the United States and even the Pope.

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