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.
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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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The Lazy Person's Guide to Saving the Planet

The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the Planet

My best friend just told me she’s too lazy to do anything for Earth Day.  What???  That’s not gonna work.  Even the laziest of us have to do SOMETHING to help save the planet.  So here’s a list of 5 suggestions for all you couch potatoes. If you don’t have the energy to read through them, just skip to #5.
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Earth Hour 2017
Lights out tonight, from 8:30-9:30.  Show #YourPower for #EarthHour.

When World Wildlife Fund‘s WWF Earth Hour project started in 2007 we were a fledgling startup company.  But I was excited about the project because we were looking for comradery as a small business driven by an environmental mission.  We turned our lights out during that first #EarthHour in Sydney, Australia and have done so every year since.

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Our Forest at Vermont Woods Studios | International Day of Forests
Happy International Day of Forests! Stop by Stonehurst and celebrate with a hike through our 100 acre woodland that’s sustainably managed by our friend & professional forester, Lynn Levine. You bring the picnic lunch and we’ll supply the snow shoes!

Celebrate by Planting a Tree

Every year the United Nations proclaims March 21 the International Day of Forests.  As wood furniture makers, we’ve always been focused on forest conservation so today is a day to celebrate at Vermont Woods Studios.  What better reason to plant a tree?  But, it’s a little chilly here & there’s still a foot of snow on the ground so we’re collaborating with our friends at Forests for Monarchs FFM.  Together we’ll plant 100 trees in the monarch butterfly’s forested over-wintering habitat in Mexico.  If you want to join the celebration, check out FFM’s website where they’ll plant 2 trees for every dollar you donate.

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