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We are starting a seedling bed within our small forest garden. It will consist of apricot, peach, and plum pits, as well as walnuts and chestnuts.
Last updated on May 23rd, 2022 at 12:16 pm
Memorial Day is a time of remembrance, honoring those heroes who gave their lives in service to our country. The simple act of planting a tree can honor their legacy for generations.
Last updated on April 22nd, 2022 at 04:19 pm
This year, we received a truckload of compost from a local rancher (the father of our fantastic intern Whitney—if you received a package of wood samples last year, she may have sent them to you). Tractor load by tractor load we are moving the compost to sunny spots on the property. Placing compost directly onto the grass eliminates the need for labor-intensive tilling.
By managing our own forest here in Vermont since 2013, we have witnessed the beautiful harmony of a healthy ecosystem. When Vermont Woods Studios outgrew the spare bedroom in Peggy’s home, our team searched for a permanent home. Above all, our goal was to find a space that would reflect the values of the company and offer a home to showcase the works of Vermont’s finest furniture craftsmen. After a long search, we found Stonehurst. As you can imagine, we love every minute we get to spend out in our forest!
Last updated on April 24th, 2018 at 10:22 am
Last updated on April 5th, 2019 at 09:41 am
My wife, Peggy, and I started a sustainable furniture company in 2005. The business has grown over the years and in September 2012 we purchased Stonehurst, a historic property and former ski area in Vernon, Vermont. The goal was to restore the property and create a unique destination for customers to shop for Vermont made wooden furniture. We decided to invest in an outdoor wood boiler to heat the renovated property. Peggy wanted to avoid using fossil fuels and I wanted to make use of the property’s many downed trees. Read More
Last updated on June 30th, 2022 at 03:31 pm
The walls of Stonehurst have been graced by the colorful abstract art of local painter, Joe Norris. Joe is a Vermont-based artist whose paintings reside in galleries & private homes throughout New England and around the world. We love seeing his vibrant paintings as the backdrop for our Vermont made furniture. They’re the perfect modern yin to our traditional yang.
Last updated on June 11th, 2019 at 12:05 pm