Bruce Ingram’s dream was to own and protect rural land. Now he and his wife Elaine own and manage 442 acres of pristine mountain terrain.
Mariel Goss brings heritage breeds together with prize-winning water quality protections on Retreat Farm.
Ronnie Nuckols learned how to make his farm the best it can be by taking advantage of educational resources offered by state agencies. Now he is a resource to others.
When Steve Tipsword of Rockbridge County manages the forested areas of his property, he leaves behind a small footprint … by using hooves.
Herb Collins’ strong sense of the past and expert restoration skills have preserved his historic family farm for future generations.
Janet Gayle Harris’s Aspen Grove Farm has a storied past, but its present role teaching young people about wetland stewardship is one thing that will help ensure its future.
On Threlkeld Farm, an easement safeguards open space while organic practices build the soil.
Clarke County has protected 24% of its land mass through conservation easements. Winkie Mackay-Smith is an important reason why.
Smith makes room for agriculture, wildlife habitat, and rescue-dog training on her 92-acre property in Goochland County.
The Thayers’ early support of conservation in Washington County has been key to VOF’s success in the region over the past 20 years.