A publication of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives

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A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

What is mutual aid and why does it matter? June 2024 by Jennah Denney, Contributing Columnist Electric cooperatives employ a variety of methods to reduce the likelihood of power outages — such as regular tree trimming, equipment maintenance and repairs, and local grid...

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An Underground Love Affair

An Underground Love Affair

Show spuds some affection this February January-February 2024 by Nicole Zema, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Roasted, baked, fried or mashed; smothered in gravy or chilled for a summer salad, potatoes are a nutrient-rich vegetable with endless culinary versatility....

Maryland’s Bella Vita Farms built on inspiration

Maryland’s Bella Vita Farms built on inspiration

Bella Vita Farms serves Gaithersburg, Olney, Germantown and other surrounding areas. Its greenhouse now has 85, 500-gallon tanks which include a 6,000-gallon aquaponics system and supports Koi and Tilapia contributing to year-round greens growth. 

Bacon’s Castle Receives Grant

Bacon’s Castle Receives Grant

January 2023 The home is the oldest brick dwelling in North America by Preservation Virginia Preservation Virginia’s Bacon’s Castle, built in 1665, is the recipient of a $400,000 Save America’s Treasures challenge grant for its ongoing preservation. Funding through...

Facing Mental Health Issues Head On

Facing Mental Health Issues Head On

It was during busy harvest season when John became increasingly agitated over a seemingly inconsequential personal matter. Negative emotions he’d buried years in the past were triggered unknowingly and came barreling back with frightening intensity.

Farmers For Prosperity

Farmers For Prosperity

Every night, more than 800 million people go to bed hungry, with the number of severely food-insecure people more than doubling from 135 million before COVID-19 to 345 million today, according to the World Food Program.

Hero Health Dogs

Hero Health Dogs

Three thousand golden retrievers are participating in one of the largest animal health studies ever conducted.