Thursday, 24 Sep 2015
Vernon is an entry point for monarch butterflies migrating north from their wintering grounds in Mexico.
In June, a group of nature lovers got together on the back deck of Vermont Woods Studios and shared milkweed seeds and plants — milkweed is the monarch's only food source and the over-use of pesticides has nearly eliminated it from today's landscape. We are planting milkweed in our gardens and backyards with the goal of providing habitat that will bring monarchs back to Vermont.Read More »
Thursday, 24 Sep 2015
In the last few decades, Peggy Farabaugh noticed a distinct decline in the monarch butterfly population. After learning why, she decided to do something about it.
During the first week of September, the back deck of Vermont Woods Studios, the Vernon business she owns with her husband, Ken, became a sort of caterpillar hatchery.
“We have 15 cocoons in mesh hampers, and some on the milkweed plants in the field” behind the building, she said. The pupae should hatch into monarch butterflies by mid-month.Read More »
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
"From floors to furniture, to paneled walls Maple in it of itself is beautiful enough to be considered décor alone, and is often made into decorative wooden pieces..."
Monday, 25 May 2015
"Unlike other US furniture companies that get their manufacturing done in China, India, and other countries where labor costs are low, this is a company that takes pride in the fact that all products are made right here in the USA..."Read More »
Thursday, 26 Mar 2015
"Responding to growing consumer demands, companies are more frequently combining sustainability with technology. Made in America from sustainable woods, reclaimed woods, and other eco-friendly materials, Vermont Woods Studios makes sure that all pieces not only fit in with any type of home décor style, but also effectively hide cords, wires, and other less attractive features of modern technology."Read More »
Friday, 10 Oct 2014What makes the 109-acre setting so special is Vermont Woods Studios’ commitment to raise environmental awareness and to make the old ski area — named after a pine tree — an example of true sustainable forestry.
Monday, 8 Sep 2014
Bill Anderson's piece, titled "The Ideal Setting," includes a beautifully written review of Vermont Woods Studios and the inspiration behind the Stonehurst location.
"VERMONT WOODS STUDIOS, the company created by Peggy and Ken Farabaugh, could be described most simplistically as a furniture store. In the end, they sell furniture. And yet their company is so richly informed by Vermont values, Vermont craftsmanship, the Vermont landscape — in short,“all things Vermont” — that it transcends a prosaic pigeonhole. There isn’t really a word for an expanding young business that is also trying to honor the state culture, make a profit, practice altruism, offer access to art and nature trails, and do its part to save the planet all at the same time. "
Thursday, 21 Aug 2014
Vermont Woods Studios provided a POLYWOOD La Casa Dining Set to Tiny House Nation, a show that celebrates the innovation and creativity of Tiny Houses and the people who inhabit them. Renovation experts and hosts, John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin, travel across America to explore creative small spaces and the imaginative folks who occupy them. They also help new families design and construct their own dream tiny homes.