Volunteering with NY/NJ Trail Conference

We arrived in New York after spending the first week of our summer tour exploring Vermont. Hosting a Volunteer Day with the NY/NJ Trail Conference Conservation Corps, we were staying at their base camp for the weekend. They had set us up in their boat house, a cabin that is seated next to a gorgeous warm lake. The hot humidity…

Ryan Means- Service

Ryan Means talks with us about his job and what service means to him   After leaving the badlands, we drove down into Nebraska.  Driving into an area that leaves you feeling like you are on the edge of the world even though you are nestled into the center of the country. We left the smooth paved road for a…

Sko and Emma eat their way through VT

Breaking Vegetarianism: The ASL Farmers  While visiting the ASL Farmers, Stuart Soboleski and Blair Rasmus invited us to stay for dinner and spend the night on their land near Craftsbury, VT.  Dinner was freshly harvested salad paired with hamburgers. They had raised their own beef, so Emma (who identifies as a pescatarian, most of the time) made it a special…

Alumni Spotlight: Joanel Lopez

  Joanel Lopez explains his background and passion for protecting the environment.   Joanel Lopez earned his degree in Environmental Science from Binghamton University but he earned his love of nature and preserving it from his time outdoors. Growing up in New York City didn’t provide many outdoor opportunities except for working with the city parks after school programs and…

The ASL Farmers- Living off the Land

CorpsTHAT’s first stop on our Summer Tour was in Northern Vermont with the ASL Farmers, Stuart Soboleski, Blair Rasmus and their daughter Rowan.   Driving through the night from Maryland to arrive in northern Vermont was only bearable because of the beauty and warm welcome we received when we arrived at the tiny country store in Craftsbury, VT.  Unlike other…