Featured Program

Hildegard of Bingen was a writer, composer, philosopher, mystic, abbess, polymath and a literal visionary of the 12th Century.

Courtesy of the Green family

This month, we’re catching up with a Saigelyn Green, a composer we featured in the past and who is now in a very different phase of her development as a composer and musician.

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Now that winter has loosened its icy grip and some days are actually warm, we can start dining outside and enjoy some wonderful views to go along with our meals.

Sally Pollak, food writer for the Savorvore section of the Burlington Free Press, joined VPR Café to talk about some outstanding places in Vermont to enjoy the outdoors while eating.

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Sometimes the best plants are right under our noses. Native shrubs have long been ignored as a landscape plant but that seems to be changing. Native shrubs, by nature, are hardy, better adapted to our climate and provide critical habitat for wildlife. Some have attractive flowers, colorful berries and fall foliage. Here are three of my favorites.

Courtesy, Anne Fayen

Kate Fritz of Burlington recommended the documentary, After Winter, Spring at Merrill's Roxy in Burlington on Wednesday, May 6th at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A with the film's director.

Kent McFarland

On an early spring day, biologists Kent McFarland and Sara Zahendra stand in front of a vernal pool in Strafford. It’s noisy.

“The wood frogs are going berserk behind us,” says McFarland. “The sunlight has come down out of the clouds and warmed them up – they are ready to go.”

Young Writers Project: 'Unpredictable'

Apr 27, 2015

Erin Lashway, a junior at Mount Mansfield Union High School in Jericho, has performed her work at Young Writers Project’s Millennial Writers on Stage events, and she has been published in YWP’s anthologies and digital magazine, The Voice, where she was Writer of the Month in the inaugural issue.

It’s easy to take for granted this ability to take a piece of music and understand it instantly, but this wasn’t always the case. Let’s explore the birth of modern musical notation and the history of this elegant practice.

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Now that it’s well into spring, Vermont gardeners are itching to dig in and plant vegetable gardens. This season, along with the most delicious vegetable varieties, many Vermont gardeners are looking add color to their food gardens as well.

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Spring is time to get your soil ready for planting. Organic matter is key to soil health and building it with annual additions of compost is a good idea. But sometimes, especially in a vegetable or annual flower garden, there is a need to add more than compost. Annual flower and vegetable plants pull many nutrients from the soil. Based on a soil test you may find deficiencies and may need an organic fertilizer to help restore some balance.

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