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.
Category Archives: Portrait of a Steward
Mariel Goss, Retreat Farm, Orange County
Mariel Goss brings heritage breeds together with prize-winning water quality protections on Retreat Farm.
Ronnie Nuckols, Overhome Farm, Goochland County
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.
Steve Tipsword, Rockbridge County
When Steve Tipsword of Rockbridge County manages the forested areas of his property, he leaves behind a small footprint … by using hooves.
Herbert Ridgway Collins, Caroline County
Herb Collins’ strong sense of the past and expert restoration skills have preserved his historic family farm for future generations.
Janet Gayle Harris, King George County
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.
Ingram Family, Threlkeld Farm, Culpeper County
On Threlkeld Farm, an easement safeguards open space while organic practices build the soil.
Wingate “Winkie” Mackay-Smith, Clarke County
Clarke County has protected 24% of its land mass through conservation easements. Winkie Mackay-Smith is an important reason why.
Christie Reed Smith, Goochland County
Smith makes room for agriculture, wildlife habitat, and rescue-dog training on her 92-acre property in Goochland County.
Donald and Kevin Thayer, Washington 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.