Preserve Natural Heritage

Preserve Natural Heritage

Mt. Hope Farm, Bristol, RI

It’s pretty crazy that I’m just writing about Mt. Hope Farm now (other than quick Moonwalk mentions), considering I go there at least once a week. I think I’ve just been intimidated by the idea of trying to capture all the parts of it that make it so special. It’s my favorite place to watch […] Read more…

Shelburne Farms, VT

I’m not going to say much about Shelburne Farms, except GO THERE NOW. Actually, most of the property is closed November through April, but MAKE YOUR TRAVEL PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR NOW. I had heard that Shelburne Farms was awesome, I knew it was a large working farm with lots of great educational programs. But nothing could […] Read more…

A Floating Feast

Happy Friday! This weekend, I’m volunteering at a fundraiser for the amazing sustainable seafood program, Eating with the Ecosystem, which I wrote about here.  If you’re a local and would like to support this amazing cause, we’d love to see you. It’s going to be a spectacular night of cruising the Newport Harbor at sunset, […] Read more…

Borderland State Park, MA

Last weekend Jeff and I were looking for a new place to bring the dog, and he came across an online listing for Borderland State Park. I’d never heard of it before, but upon arrival we could tell it was a much-loved park property. We had to wait in line to pay the $2.00 fee […] Read more…

Moonrise Walk at Mt. Hope Farm

The Bristol Land Conservation Trust hosted another Moonrise Walk with Mt. Hope Farm this year. Our event was part of series of more than 60 scheduled outdoor activities called RI Land Trust Days, a two month-long celebration of land trusts in RI. This year, the skies were even clearer and we didn’t need our StarMap app […] Read more…

An heiress’s garden

Doris Duke was the only child of a wealthy tobacco and power industrialist. When her father passed away in 1925, 12 year old Doris inherited his estate (about 1.3 billion in today’s dollars). Rough Point is just one of the many “summer cottages” (mansions) you can visit on a trip to Newport. In my humble opinion, […] Read more…

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