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Emma and Forrest

Windekind Home Emma and Marijke on a recent visit to the farm. Our oldest daughter Maja and Forrest   Emma will be a senior at Bowden College this year, her life is so interesting that I wish I could walk in her shoes and do what she is doing. At Bowden, she is an art…

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Permitting Update,

The important achievement to date is the map created by Aaron Worthley  that will be the basis for engineering and survey work. The plan is to finalize lot dimensions for the three new lots, Breidablick and Campanula when we meet in August.

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Infrastructure

Windekind Home What is infrastructure at the Commons? Infrastructure is typically roads, driveways, parking areas, trails, phone, internet portals, electric and water and septic. In the case of moving forward all the aspects of the farm’s infrastructure   have some excess capacity that we can dedicate to new construction. For example, in the case of…

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Comments by Joe and Mark about attracting younger families.

Windekind Home I just read Mark’s newsletter and got to thinking a bit more about attracting younger people to Windekind/The Commons. A couple of years ago I began researching the Vermont Land Trust and related State of Vermont programs for farmland preservation. Though highly successful at helping preserve and conserve farms as farms (rather than…

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Comments by Joe, Mark , Doug and Alex about Architecture

Windekind Home  Architecture Edit 7 Comments Joe Falconi on April 15, 2016 at 12:49 PM Hi Alex, I enjoyed looking at the websites mentioned in your post. New Frameworks’ video was the first time I encountered the melding of straw bale wall construction with cellulose. I believe the hybridization of straw with stick framing is in…

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Navigating the Maps:

Windekind Home     Special Instructions: The map above  is a “clean” map showing only the private parcels and six zones in the Commons. However, it is set in a layering tool, using an app called “Layered Lists. ” To activate this tool and see the many layers on the Windekind/Commons map, click here-   Layering…

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Joe’s and Mark’s previous comments

Windekind Home I just read Mark’s newsletter and got to thinking a bit more about attracting younger people to Windekind/The Commons. A couple of years ago I began researching the Vermont Land Trust and related State of Vermont programs for farmland preservation. Though highly successful at helping preserve and conserve farms as farms (rather than…

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