The Vermont Almanac is an annual 224-page book – our first volume will be mailed in December 2020. We’ll share content throughout the year on our website and social media channels, as well as via a regular e-newsletter.
The Almanac will be organized by month, and will provide a year’s worth of stories, data, illustrations and photography. Each beautifully-bound edition will record the prior year’s weather, the trends in agriculture, changes in the forest, and developments in the rural economy. In this sense, Vermont Almanac will frame time: when you’re wondering what year the forest tent caterpillar infestation was, or if deer season 2020 was the snowy one or the mild one, you’ll have a record to consult. But each volume will do more than look back; we’ll also introduce readers to the people who inspire hope for the future of the land we all share. The farmers, loggers, conservationists, homesteaders, scientists, hunters – in short, the “doers” – who are preserving and pioneering a rural way of life in an increasingly urbanized culture.
Our hope is that Vermont Almanac will bring together the many individuals and organizations in Vermont whose mission and purpose falls within the land ethic we live by – one that combines economic vitality with environmental stewardship and the values of rural life. We believe that Vermont Almanac is a publication that could (and should) have existed a century ago. We’re excited to finally bring the concept to life for those living and working in Vermont today.