Green Business: We’re a Textbook Case

Last updated on July 22nd, 2018 at 01:25 am

Textbook Green Business | Vermont Woods Studios | Furniture Store
Susan Karr, co-author of this Environmental Science textbook used Vermont Woods Studios as a case study on Green Business. It’s an honor to be noticed alongside companies like Whole Foods, REI and Levi Strauss. Thanks Susan!

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Get Ready for Green Up Day

Last updated on August 14th, 2018 at 11:50 am

Green Up Day 2018 | Vermont Woods Studios
This Saturday, May 5, 2018 is Green Up Day.  At Vermont Woods Studios, we clean up the Vernon Beach every year.  You just never know what you’re going to find!

Vermonters: help keep your community clean, green and natural by volunteering for Green Up Day.  It’s a wonderful tradition in Vermont that goes back to 1970 and it’s fun! Connect with your town’s volunteers and sign up hereRead More

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Why a Furniture Store Cares About Trees & Monarchs

Monarch Conservation at a Sustainable Furniture Store
Today is Arbor Day so I thought we’d share our love of trees with you.  We’re planting at least 2 trees for every customer order in an effort to restore the monarch butterfly’s forested winter habitat in Mexico.

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7 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Vermont

Earth Day in Vermont | Planting Milkweed for Monarchs | Vermont Woods Studios
Last year we celebrated Earth Day by planting milkweed for monarchs behind our showroom. This year we’re going to expand our pollinator gardens. Visit Stonehurst this Spring and join the fun!

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2017 Highlights: Good Times, Great People, Green Mission

Last updated on April 4th, 2018 at 01:39 pm

Dear VWS Team, Customers, Craftspeople & Friends,

A BIG thank you for your support of our Vermont furniture business this year. 2017 had it’s highs & lows but together with you we accomplished a lot of great things at Vermont Woods Studios.  Here are a few:

Architectural Digest, Boston Home, Dwell & Martha Stewart Featured Us

We’re in Architectural Digest Again!

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The Hands That Hold the Future

Last updated on October 3rd, 2022 at 06:01 pm

Monarch Butterfly Workshop at Nature Camp in Hinesburg, Vermont
Eileen Ashe invited me to teach about monarchs at Nature Camp, sponsored by the United Church of Hinesburg, VT last week. Students made seed balls out of potting soil, clay and water.  We put milkweed and flower seeds in each ball and rolled them into sunny meadows where they’ll grow to produce habitat & food for monarchs next year.

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Monarchs Are Rebounding & So Are We

Last updated on August 14th, 2018 at 12:03 pm

Monarchs Rebounding | 2017 | Vermont Woods Studios
We’ve seen dozens of monarchs this year at our Stonehurst showroom in Vernon, Vermont.  It’s exciting because last year we saw only a handful. On this World Nature Conservation Day it’s nice to report that things are on the upswing.

It’s Working!

Nature nuts and monarch lovers: your hard work of planting milkweed & nectar flowers is paying off.  Butterfly populations seem to be bouncing back this year after decades of decline.  It’s too soon to declare victory but many encouraging signs are out there.  We’ll have to wait for the official reports from Monarch Joint Venture but I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
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National Wildlife Federation Certifies Vermont Woods Studios

Last updated on August 14th, 2018 at 01:44 pm

The National Wildlife Federation NWF, America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization designated Vermont Woods Studios a Certified Wildlife Habitat® as part of their ‘Garden for Wildlife’ program. We founded Vermont Woods Studios as a vehicle to raise awareness about where your furniture comes from. Customers purchasing furniture at a big box store are usually unaware that their furniture is often made with wood that was illegally clear cut from from wildlife habitats in developing countries with no effective conservation programs. At Vermont Woods Studios, we promote & sell Vermont made furniture as an alternative for people seeking fine furniture from sustainable sources.  We’re grateful to NWF and our wonderful customers for their support of this achievement.

 

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We’re a Certified Wildlife Habitat®

Last updated on August 14th, 2018 at 01:45 pm

Certified Wildlife hatitat
The National Wildlife Federation has recognized us in their ‘Garden for Wildlife’ program. Our Stonehurst showroom is on 109 acres of sustainably managed woodlands and meadows which NWF has designated as a Certified Wildlife Habitat®.

Dear Customers, Thank You!

The National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization. We’re excited to support their work by creating a Certified Wildlife Habitat® as part of their ‘Garden for Wildlife’ program.  This achievement is only possible because of the strong support we receive from our wonderful customers and stakeholders.

Fellow Nature Nuts: you can do the same at your home or business!  If you have a garden that improves habitat for birds, butterflies, frogs and other wildlife, join the club and get it certified. It’s all about providing your neighborhood wildlife with natural food sources, clean water, cover and places to raise young.
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May is ‘Garden For Wildlife’ Month

Last updated on May 25th, 2017 at 11:53 am

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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