Leonard Farm – Our New Adventure

In October, 2011, my wife and I purchased the 160-acre Leonard Farm, just down the road from where we’ve lived for 30-plus years in west Dummerston, Vermont. Over the coming few years will bring back the working farm, after about a 50-year absence. We will eventually have two houses on the property: ours and a home for the farm family we plan to partner with on the farming operation.

The farm, and the houses here, provide an opportunity to practice what we’ve been preaching for a long time: demonstrating environmentally responsible building practices, sustainable agriculture, resilient design, and strong links to the adjoining village of West Dummerston.