Farms

Growing grains

My body craves bread from a deep desire ingrained in me long ago. As with most people, I have childhood food memories that have...

Coming home

Growing up on the Island, I felt the urgency to leave and get out into the world, a common theme for many kids in...

The Fischers of Flat Point

The Land Bank’s Short Cove trail starts with a short stretch of woods, then passes a wide, stubbly pasture frequented by wild geese, turkeys,...

Learning and growing with 4-H

I've known I wanted to be a livestock farmer since I was 12 years old, despite growing up in a community with almost zero...

The Island’s newest star

My husband and I weren’t surprised when our younger son, Emmett, decided to plan a trip to Europe last fall. He’d been working all...

Predators or partners?

Since the first carcass washed up on an Island beach nearly 20 years ago, Islanders have been worrying, speculating, and, of course, arguing about...

The little farm that could

Mallory Watts’ first Martha’s Vineyard experience was the Island in March in the middle of a snowstorm. Gray, windy, cold, and isolated. It was...

Bees’ needs

There are many cool environmental initiatives on the Island, but in our opinion, one of the most exciting is the MV Pollinator Pathways Project,...

On the Farm

It’s noon on a Tuesday in early April. Ripped open seed packets of all different varieties splay across the propagation table, each promising their...

Healthy food for all

Food equity is a global issue. It is also a local one.  In 2022, approximately one in five people in Island Grown Initiative’s estimated Martha’s...

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