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Digging Deeper: Black Dirt Farm Reconsiders Agriculture From the Ground Up

From his 128-acre Black Dirt Farm in Stannard, farmer, composter and activist Tom Gilbert digs deep. He’s devoted decades to exploring sustainable agriculture, food systems and soil health, as he re-thinks farming from the ground up. Read More

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August 9th: Read our 2020 Annual Report, "State of Recovery"

Read about the resilience of your Vermont neighbors, and the Loan Fund’s work offering resources and creating opportunity, in our 2020 Annual Report “State of Recovery: Working Toward a More Resilient, More Equitable Vermont”. Read More

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July 26th: VCLF is Hiring a Senior Accountant

The Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF) is hiring a Senior Accountant to apply principles of accounting to record and analyze financial information, and prepare financial reports for internal and external customers. This includes responsibility for all general ledger accounting transactions, maintaining general and subsidiary ledgers, government reporting, and preparing financial statements. Read More

VCLF Staff and Board News & Notes

We welcome to Faye Longo, who joined the Loan Fund in November as Coordinator of Child Care Programs. Faye grew up in Vermont, and had been living in New Mexico before returning to the Green Mountains.Read More

VCLF Borrower Barton Maple Company's Sweet Synergies

Synergy has characterized Art LaPlante and Mark Royer’s working partnership for decades. The two first met years ago when Art was managing a building materials store in Barton. Mark, a customer, was in timberwork, specializing in specialty lumber. “So Mark started buying logs from land owners for me,” Art recalls.Read More