A 27-step wooden box staircase designed and constructed by the crew

A 27-step wooden box staircase designed and constructed by the crew

Clearing duff from the forest floor

Trail stewardship with VYCC

Retreat Farm is teaming up with Vermont Youth Conservation Corps to maintain the Retreat Trails and take care of our beautiful forest land! We are so excited about this partnership, which provides jobs and leadership training to local youth while helping us take care of this land and trails. In 2016 our amazing crew built a new Nature Trail in the Children's Farm and Forest. We have a little more work to do before we can open it to the public, but we are so excited to launch it in early-to-mid July. This year, the VYCC Crew will be out on the public trails fixing trouble-spots, controlling invasive species, and helping us restore the directional signage!

The crew atop the 48-square-foot stone retaining wall they built

The crew atop the 48-square-foot stone retaining wall they built