Thomas Humphrey

Polly Hill Goes Green, to the Roots, for Employee Housing
Polly Hill Arboretum, in collaboration with the state's Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), is taking the next step in creating sustainable, on-site housing for permanent staffers and interns.
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Agricultural Fair Returns to Form for 160th Outing
Carnival rides have begun to invade into the hayfield on the Agricultural Society grounds as preparations are underway for the 160th annual Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Fair, which runs August 18 to 21.
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Dalliance in Historical Pedology
Walk outside, and the air is wet. Touch the ground, and the dirt is dry.
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Treasure Hunting at the Chilmark Flea
You might not get into the Chilmark Flea Market on your first attempt.
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Biological Economy of Beauty
I've always maintained a stubborn distance from flower farming.
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Despite a Secure Water Supply, Island Drought Causes Concern
The recent heatwave has dominated headlines, but for Islanders ranging from farmers to firefighters, the lack of rain is the larger concern. Water security on Island has yet to be threatened by ongoing drought conditions, but safety officials are on full alert and other industries have begun to feel the heat.
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Cook the Vineyard Puts Focus on Black Food Writers
After a lunch of fried chicken with blueberries, peaches, black-eyed peas and honey at the Vineyard Gazette Media Group Cook the Vineyard event on Tuesday at Atria restaurant in Edgartown, two Black culinarians redefined the meaning of food writing.
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Nudging at Nature
To farm is to wrestle with nature, to hijack her own powerful evolutionary flow to our culinary ends.
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And The Larder Makes Three
With business acumen and a gastronomic passion, Rose Willett doesn’t mind having a lot on her plate – a plate that now includes The Larder in Vineyard Haven and Whippoorwill Farm in West Tisbury as well as North Tisbury Farm & Market.
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Who's the Fairest of Them All?
These four-footed Island residents are hogging the limelight.
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