Why Buy Sustainable Furniture?

Last updated on July 24th, 2018 at 04:09 pm

What are the most important things you’re looking for when you buy new furniture?  I’m going to guess: style, quality and price.  But if you’ve landed on this green blog, you must be looking for sustainability too.  So today we’ll share our…

Top 3 Reasons to Buy Sustainable Furniture

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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.

Southeastern Vermont’s Favorite Architect & Interior Designer

Last updated on March 31st, 2017 at 01:43 pm

Vermont Interior Designer | Priscilla Cotton
Southern Vermont interior designer, Priscilla Cotton of Cotton Design in Newfane.

Southeastern Vermont Interior Designers

We often have customers visiting our Vermont furniture store when they’re in the early stages of planning a second home in the Green Mountain State. Many are looking for a Vermont interior designer, architect or builder so I try to keep up with Vermont’s home design world. I stop by and visit local firms when I have a chance.

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Bread Baking For Brattleboro Drop-In Center

Last updated on August 3rd, 2018 at 10:57 am

This year we participated in King Arthur Flour’s Bake For Good. Every year, King Arthur sponsors a month long campaign that’s goal is to raise awareness of hunger. We pledged to bake bread for our local foodshelf, the Brattleboro Drop-In Center. By the end of the day we had five loaves to donate to the shelter and hope that next year we can do even more!

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2016 Monarch Butterfly Tour: A Trip Report

Last updated on October 11th, 2022 at 04:05 pm

International Save the Monarchs Team
Our international team of collaborators, working to conserve monarch habitat in Mexico, the USA & Canada. From left: Peggy Farabaugh of Vermont Woods Studios, John Hayden of The Farm Between, Dr. Heather Darby, UVM Extension Specialist, Jose Luis Alvarez of Forests for Monarchs, Francois Simard of Industries Encore 3 & Roger Rainville of BorderView Farm.

Monarch Habitat Restoration in the USA, Mexico & Canada

Last week Mexican monarch butterfly conservationist, Jose Luis Alvarez & Canadian entrepreneur, Francois Simard joined Megan & me for our Save the Monarch Butterfly tour of New England. We stopped at 8 venues from Boston to Philadelphia, and then wrapped it up with a visit to monarch researcher, Dr Lincoln Brower in Virginia.

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Champlain Valley News: Save the Monarchs Heads to ECHO

Last updated on August 1st, 2018 at 04:58 pm

Colchester, VT-The Save the Monarchs tour is headed to ECHO today. It’s part of the initiative to save the monarch butterfly. Jose Luis Alvarez, the founder of Forests For Monarchs and Peggy Farabaugh, the owner of Vermont Woods Studios joined us on Local 44 Morning Brew to tell us more.

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http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/news/morning-show/save-the-monarchs-heads-to-echo

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Woodworking Network: Vermont Woods Studios Owner Leads Multinational Effort to Save Monarch Butterflies

Last updated on August 1st, 2018 at 04:53 pm

Vernon, VT- Vermont Woods Studios owner, Peggy Farabaugh, says she has partnered with two business owners in Mexico and Canada, to help save the habitat of the Monarch Butterfly. The tour is aimed at raising awareness of the endangered Monarch…

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Vermont Public Radio: A Cross-Border Collaboration to Protect Monarch Butterfly Habitat

Last updated on August 1st, 2018 at 04:59 pm

Monarch butterflies are known for epic migrations, traveling thousands of miles every year. Their route can span from Mexico to Canada, which makes it difficult to protect monarchs, because there’s no one single habitat to preserve.

Peggy Farabaugh, is the founder and CEO of Vermont Woods Studios in Vernon, a sustainable furniture company. She’s trying to create the kind of collaboration that will protect monarchs. She has joined forces with Jose Luis Alvarez, a Mexican tree nurseyman who started the organization, Forests For Monarchs.

Monarch butterfly

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Food Donation to Load the Latchis

Last updated on August 3rd, 2018 at 11:13 am

Every year the local radio station hosts a food drive at the historic Latchis Hotel & Theater in Downtown Brattleboro for our neighbors in need. The goal of the event is to load every seat at the theater, 750 in total. This year, Megan and Peggy collected five bags full of food to donate to the event.

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Metamorphosis of a Vermont Furniture Showroom

Inlaid monarch butterfly on maple end table
Breeze Verdant inlayed this beautiful monarch butterfly into a maple end table that Ken and Kyle built. It’s on display at Stonehurst until August 26th.

With our Save the Monarchs tour coming up next week, we decided to dress this Vermont furniture showroom up for the occasion.  Ken and Kyle built a beautiful maple end table and brought it over to Breeze Verdant who inlaid that amazing monarch image above.  There are actually over 100 tiny pieces of wood and metal in it!

Monarch Artistry in our Vermont Furniture Showroom
The Save the Monarchs banner, pamphlets & stickers were created by our ace artist, photographer & all around creative genius, Nina.  That’s a monarch nursery in the upside-down mesh clothes hamper.  Several monarchs in all different stages of metamorphosis are inside.  Hopefully some will be able to join us for the tour.

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Hell No, We Won’t Mow!

Last updated on October 11th, 2022 at 04:16 pm

"Hell No, We Won't Mow"
A monarch butterfly on it’s favorite source of food and habitat. Please join our “Hell No, We Won’t Mow” campaign and ask your local road crews if there are areas where mowing can be delayed until October. Photo by Elizabeth Howard, founder of Journey North.

7 Ways You Can Help Save Monarch Butterflies From Extinction

Frequent flyers on this blog are well schooled on the plight of the beautiful monarch butterfly.  Over the last couple decades the population has declined by over 90% leaving the monarch in imminent danger of extinction.  Once a billion butterflies strong, there are now only about 50 million and the need to conserve their habitat is urgent.  The good news is that, with your help and a little cooperation from Mother Nature, it may not be too late.  Here are 7 things you can do to help the monarch make an epic comeback in 2016-2017:

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