We are Committed to being Green
It’s Our Family Ethic
The Kennett family strongly believes in community service and environmental stewardship of the land. We helped organize the White River Partnership, an environmental stewardship organization in the White River watershed. Our family helped create a land conservation project in Rochester, VT and have preserved several pieces of land for agricultural use. In 2011, We received the Windsor County Natural Resources Soil Conversation Farm of the Year award. Currently we are organizing the CT River Watershed Farmers Alliance to work with farmers throughout the area.
Vermont’s First Green Agritourism Enterprise
In 2008, Liberty Hill Farm was designated as Vermont’s first certified Green Agritourism Enterprise. We have installed various energy-efficient initiatives in the barn including a heat exchanger to heat hot water, and a variable frequency milking system that reduces energy consumption. In addition, we have worked on a number of environmental stewardship initiatives with stream bank restoration projects, erosion control, and land conservation. Our family participates in the Sustainability program of the Cabot Creamery Cooperative.
A Vermont Green Hotel & Vermont Environmental Business Partner
Liberty Hill Farm Inn has been designated as a Green Hotel in Vermont and the farm is a Vermont Environmental Business Partner. Green Hotels commit to environmental excellence by achieving a set of environmental standards. Beth Kennett received the award from Governor Douglas at a ceremony in Montpelier at the State Capitol in 2008.
Reduce, Reuse & Recycle!
Beth loves to say that the new mantra of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” is simply a rewording of the ethic she learned from her grandparents to:
“Use it Up, Make it Do, Wear it Out, or Do Without”!
Environmental stewardship has been ingrained in our family for generations. We continue to seek new ways to protect and care for the land and the resources around us.