Chippers: “We Stand Together with Our Communities”

An update from VBSR Member Chippers:

We Are Open to serve our clients in New Hampshire and Vermont during this crisis. However, we certainly recognize that this is not and cannot be business as usual. It’s hard to believe how much the world has changed in a very short time, and yet here we are. Our commitment to bringing beauty and health to your green and growing world hasn’t changed though and it won’t, especially since many of us will be spending a lot more of our summer in our own backyards.

We Are Committed

As a business designated as a critical service provider in New Hampshire and an essential services provider in Vermont, we are dedicated to keeping our own staff strong and healthy as well as supporting the communities where we live, work and play. We have implemented all of the CDC COVID-19 workplace rules, are providing hazard pay to our staff, and we are fortunate that our normal working environment is outdoors in the fresh air.

We Are Giving Back

To assist with the unprecedented need, we are donating our ongoing 2020 profits to three local COVID-19 relief charitable funds who serve the same communities that we do:

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Community Relief Fund
https://dhmcalumdev.hitchcock.org/COVID-19-Community-Relief-Fund-2020

Lakes Region Community Services Foundation – COVID-19 Relief
https://www.lrcs.org/giving/lakes-region-community-services-foundation/

Woodstock VT Area Relief Fund
https://www.woodstockcommunitytrust.com/covid-19

The seasons will still arrive in all their glory…and we will still be here for you and our communities.

Be well, get outside and let us know what we can do to help you.

 

We Are Ever Hopeful

“He who plants a tree, plants hope.” ~Lucy Larcom

 

Plant something special at home to celebrate:

Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22

New Hampshire Arbor Day on Friday, April 24

Vermont Arbor Day on Friday, May 1

 

Plant a Tree

Native Trees for the Vermont Landscape

New Hampshire Native Tree List

Excellent tips and videos on doing it right: https://www.arborday.org/trees/tips/

 

Plant a Garden

Recent article about growing a Stick It to the Virus Garden: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/how-to-grow-your-own-food-in-a-modern-day-victory-garden/2020/04/05/6a0fa7f0-737f-11ea-a9bd-9f8b593300d0_story.html

From our Chippers Chatter archives by Liz Krieg of Maple Flower Farmhttps://www.chippersinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Spring_2011.pdf

Great videos featuring VT gardening expert Charlie Nardozzi: https://goodgardeningvideos.org/creating-a-veg-garden/

 

Plant for Butterflies

Fun project to do with kids this summer: https://www.monarchwatch.org/waystations/