"It’s a privilege to be digging deep into the story of our food with the Venture Semester program this year. This excitement is only eclipsed by the joy of seeing such curious, self-motivated young adults explore their own interests in the environment I love."
Upon receiving the grant, Dan Bailey, Development Director of VYCC said, "The continued annual support from the International Paper Foundation is a difference maker in the success of the HCS program. These funds help us meet our programmatic goal of reaching over 500 hundred food-insecure families throughout Vermont.”
“Is that a road or a stream?” asked Tracy, a corps member on VYCC’s Leadership Development Crew. She was referring to a ribbon of mud and water that was cutting a 12 inch-deep gully down the middle of what was originally a roadbed.
Catch the VYCC Road Show Demos this season as we visit technical centers and schools around Vermont and show you how to: use a variety of trail building, farm, and other awesome tools; how to smash rocks (sorta like the Hulk) with a 12 lb sledgehammer; how to use science to flip wicked heavy stones (yes, really!); and more!
Our Brattleboro Community Crew, led by Jerad and Sam, has been featured in the latest issue of VTDIGGER! Read more to learn about the impact the crew has had at Retreat Farm in Brattleboro, and get to know the amazing crew members who call VYCC home for the summer!
VYCC crews are reducing erosion, improving recreation access, and growing food across the state. Seven community crews are presenting on their work - please join us in August to hear Corps Members speak about their experiences, personal growth, connection to community, and collective impact!
The Long Trail spans 273 miles along the spine of Vermont’s Green Mountains. It is the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the United States. While most hikers take 3-4 weeks to complete the trail, the current unsupported speed record is 6 days, 17 hours, 25 minutes. “Unsupported” means the athlete carries everything they use from start to finish - no supply drops.