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Wanda the Hen’s Recovery Fund

Within days, $400 was raised for the recovery of Wanda, the Barred Rock pet chicken owned by West Tisbury resident Phebe Bates. " I'm dealing with it. I'm new to fundraising,” Bates said. Bates saw the chicken for the first time while…

Wild side: farms as habitat

In addition to pecking Wild Side columns for the MV Times, my professional life includes roles with BiodiversityWorks and the Betsy and Jesse Fink Family Foundation. Both entities share my interest in sustainability and biodiversity…

It was then: TM Silvia

Theophilus Miguel "TM" Silvia was born in 1877 in Ilha de São Nicolau, a mountainous island in the Republic of Cape Verde, the volcanic archipelago nation off the coast of…

Prepare for the fair

The 159th Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair will be held August 19-22, and people are already gearing up for the many events, jobs and entertainment opportunities that are being…

Lake Point Vineyard and Winery

MATHEWS, Ala. (WSFA) - When you think of wine country, what comes to mind? I guess you didn't yell "Mathews, Alabama" first. It turns out to be the perfect climate and soil for making a special kind of wine. It all started when Daniel…

It was then: pig tales

Martha's Vineyard is not known for its pigs, but pigs have always been a critically important island livestock; only sheep and cattle were more numerous in past centuries. The earliest…

from the vineyard to the basket

From robots and drones helping winemakers optimize vineyard growth to consumer applications, the wine industry is tackling artificial intelligence on a large scale. Daneel rossouw, functional manager of agriculture at…