News & Notes
MRVPD is taking the next step in its effort to understand the MRV's underlying economic conditions to serve as a baseline for policy and decision-making. Info on the 2015 Economic Vitality Series can be found here.
MRVPD & the MRV Rural Resource Commission are proud to present the final Mad River Valley Hill Farm Project, which explores why the earliest farms in the Valley (and Vermont) took root high above the rich soils of the floodplain. The project consists of a historical essay (available here) and a documentary film (available here). The documentary film includes compelling historical photos and cameos by local farmers revealing how higher elevation farmland is more important than ever to the vitality of agriculture in our community and the state. This work received the 2014 Project of the Year award from the Vermont Planners Association.