About 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.
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Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a New Year filled with
good health & happiness!

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.

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Home make-over and decorating shows are hugely popular these days but rarely do they feature eco-friendly products or practices. The Learning Channel will soon change that by showcasing a green renovation on Moving Up, a show that follows households as they sell one residence and renovate another.   Jill Rolie-December, a Set Decorator with Van Patter Designs just finished shooting a green bedroom set that she assembled using Vermont Woods Studios sustainable wooden furniture.  Bravo, Jill for the beautiful work and thanks for including us in your show!

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.

What a wonderful person it was who put this slide show together in tune to Willie Nelson's version of one of my very favorite songs.  I hope you'll take a few minutes out of your busy day to slow down and enjoy some of the simple pleasures of our wonderful world.

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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.

The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit established to help preserve the world’s rapidly dwindling tropical forests.  Our FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification, through RA and Smartwood serves as their independent seal of approval ensuring that our certified furniture is produced in compliance with strict guidelines protecting the environment, wildlife, workers and local communities.  RA’s many important accomplishments in 2007 include:

  • Conservation of more than 110 million acres of forest including land in Africa and Asia.
  • Inclusion of over 1 million farmers and their families who now benefit from sustainable forestry and farm programs
  • Establishment of new relationships with corporations such as Scholastic Books, who printed the last book in the Harry Potter series on Forest Stewardship Council paper
  • Sourcing of Lipton teas entirely from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms, where soil, water and wildlife habitat are protected and workers and their families enjoy decent living and working conditions.

Help RA continue their vital forestry work by asking for FSC certified forest products(from nuts, coffee and bananas to furniture and flooring) wherever you shop.

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.

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Because so many of our artisan friends have opened up their studios to include a small showroom, we have not felt the need to, and have focused our energy on serving the online marketplace… sending Vermont’s beautiful green furniture to faraway places.  But it seems every week we get a couple calls from folks who want to come visit us and "see what we’ve got."  So we are working on a plan to install a small, cozy showroom adjacent to our administrative offices in hopes that if you are visiting our area, you will stop by, say hello and see, feel and enjoy our furniture.  The showroom will feature mainly our Lyndon collection, as we do not want to compete with our artisans nearby.  I’ll keep you posted on our progress, but we expect to be open before Spring.  Keep us in mind as you are passing by on your way to the slopes!

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.