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National Wildlife Federation Certifies Vermont Woods Studios

Saturday, 8 Jul 2017

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. 

Boston Magazine: A Wellesley Home Showcases Her Favorite Things

Wednesday, 1 Mar 2017

When interior designer Nikki Dalrymple and her husband moved from Charlestown to this Wellesley home three years ago, she gained not only the space to explore her aesthetic, but also carte blanche to let her imagination roam free. That said, it had taken a while for the couple to find a house—she wanted a place she could gut-rehab, but he wanted something turnkey. This 1906 house was a great compromise, she says. Its layout worked for how their family lived; it simply needed a “cosmetic facelift.”

Dalrymple was so clear in her design approach that just a week after she and her husband closed the deal, they began renovations—redoing the electrical work, painting and wallpapering, and re-staining the floors from “a horrible yellow-orange tone” to a deep, rich walnut color. They also removed many of the home’s built-in cabinets and bookshelves to create a feeling of openness. “I wanted each room to feel like anyone could walk into it at any time and relax, and feel like they were in their own home,” Dalrymple says.

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The Manchester Journal: A Forest of Monarchs

Wednesday, 5 Oct 2016

Third Thursday series features Peggy Farabaugh

Bennington>>This past summer, Peggy Farabaugh, founder and owner of an online sustainable furniture store specializing in high-quality, eco-friendly, heandmade wood furniture from Vermont, Vermont Woods Studios, sponsored an educational tour around the Northeast for Jose Luis. 


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Thom Smith | Naturewatch: Restoring the reign of monarch butterflies

Friday, 2 Sep 2016

Here is an idea for monarch enthusiasts who love traveling: 

I spoke with Maraleen Manos-Jones, who coordinates Monarch Butterfly Tours in Mexico, and she explained there remain some openings for her award-winning eco-educational tours, with the monarchs returning in greater numbers than the past few years.


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

Tuesday, 30 Aug 2016

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.


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Champlain Valley News: Save the Monarchs Heads to ECHO

Tuesday, 30 Aug 2016

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

Sunday, 21 Aug 2016

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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Brattleboro Reformer: What Can You Do To Save the Monarchs?

Friday, 19 Aug 2016

Vernon>>Locals are invited to gather for an educational talk and to show support around the declining population of monarchs. Vermont Woods Studios (VWS), a small business that sells locally crafted wood furniture, is sponsoring, "Save the Monarchs" tour with Mexican monarch butterfly habitat expert Jose Luis Alvarez. 


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