Gardening for Wildlife

Last updated on August 3rd, 2018 at 10:16 am

We supported the National Wildlife Federation’s ‘Garden for Wildlife’ initiative by planting milkweed, apple trees and nectar plants at Stonehurst. From left: owners Peggy & Ken, Michelle (order processing genie), Martin (webmaster), Dennis (marketing manager), Sean, Mike and Rebecca (your friendly design and sales team).

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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.

It’s Earth Day!

Last updated on May 2nd, 2017 at 10:09 pm

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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Monarchs & the Milkweed Symposium

Last updated on May 23rd, 2018 at 02:27 pm

Jose Luis Alvarez and conservation of monarch habitat in Mexico
We brought Jose Luis Alvarez to the Milkweed Symposium in Canada so he could teach attendees about the need to reforest monarch habitat in Mexico.

The 1st International Symposium on Milkweed

Last Friday I traveled to Becancour, Quebec with our friend Jose Luis Alvarez for the 1st International Symposium on American Silk (aka milkweed).  The symposium was put together by Francois Simard.  He’s a textiles engineer who’s developing technologies to use milkweed fibers as a down substitute in winter jackets.  Francois is trying to persuade farmers to plant milkweed as a commercial crop in the USA and Canada.

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Saving Monarch Butterflies

Last updated on August 15th, 2018 at 04:30 pm

We attended the 1st Annual Symposium on Milkweed in Becancour, Quebec to help provide summer habitat & save the Monarch Butterfly from extinction.  We brought our friend Jose Luis Alvarez to the Symposium so he could teach attendees about the need to reforest monarch habitat in Mexico.

 

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International Monarch Symposium on the Silk of America

Last updated on August 14th, 2018 at 12:07 pm

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Join us in Montreal for a discussion on Monarchs, Milkweed and Where we go from here.

Our friend, Francois Simard of Encore 3, is hosting the first ever International Monarch Symposium on the Silk of America. Silk of America? Yes, that’s the new and improved name for milkweed! The symposium will focus on the topic of monarch butterfly habitat conservation in the USA and Canada.

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Tips For Purchasing Eco-Friendly Furniture

Last updated on August 14th, 2018 at 03:49 pm

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It’s Easier to Shop For Eco-Friendly Furniture This Holiday Season Than You Might Think

The effects of climate change are real. You can see it in the flooded streets of Miami or the wildfires in the midwest and west coasts or the droughts across the entire country. It’s undeniable that weather is getting more extreme each year. But, we’re not climate experts. We’re here to let you know there’s a way to positively impact the environment and that’s by purchasing truly eco-friendly furniture.

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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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How to Make Milkweed and Flower Seed Bombs for Pollinators

Last updated on March 31st, 2017 at 01:41 pm

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Our latest effort to expand monarch butterfly and pollinator habitats in Vermont: seed bombs

The monarch’s have returned to Mexico and we’re in that annual limbo of Fall weather in New England. So, it could seem odd that we’re talking about growing milkweed in November, but now is actually the perfect time to get your seeds outside for the Spring.

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The Importance of American Made Furniture In Today’s Global Market

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

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Learn how you can help the environment and economy by purchasing American Made Furniture this Holiday Season.

It’s hard to believe that not just 40 years ago when you bought wood furniture, or any product for that matter, it was most likely made right here in America by a skilled craftsman. The crew at the workshop or factory was most likely paid a fair and livable wage and the price of the product reflected that. We took pride in American Made Furniture.

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American Made Outdoor Patio Furniture: Cleaning Up the Ocean Environment

Last updated on November 1st, 2017 at 03:38 pm

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Environmentalists take note. Cleaning up the beach has never been so easy with American Made Outdoor Patio Furniture.

It’s the lazy environmental activist’s dream: all weather outdoor patio furniture that works to clean up the oceans while you relax sipping a pina colada on the beach. Too good to be true? Actually this one of those rare times where you can have your cocktail and drink it too. It turns out the latest in American made outdoor patio furniture, is a line of eco-friendly chairs, tables, lounges and rockers all made from recycled plastic bottles. The best part: the furniture is well designed, beautiful and lasts for many years.

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