After Back to the Land... Or How Vermont Set Its Groove. Sure, a lot of the back-to-the-landers who flocked to Vermont came in the '60s. But the institutions that formalized--and sustained, and ultimately spread--the spirit of the times are mostly children of the '70s. Organizations like Burlington's City Market, VPIRG, NOFA (the Northeast Organic Farming Association) all have their roots in that decade. So the Vermont Historical Society has embarked on a two-year effort to collect memories, memorabilia, and ultimately mount an exhibition. The first of several community forums around the state is on Wednesday at Goddard College in Plainfield, VT. If you can wait a month, they'll be coming to the Montshire. Check out the stack on the right to see information about St. J, Brattleboro, and Rutland. Here's Seven Days on the whole thing.
And Exported It. Well, kind of. Ben Cohen, of Ben & Jerry's fame, has been in New Hampshire talking up his "Stamp Stampede" bid to wring "the corrupting influence of money" out of politics. The tactic? Stamp 10 percent of the paper currency circulating in New Hampshire before next year's presidential primary with messages like "Not to be used for bribing politicians." So far, 800 people have signed up. Cohen thinks they'll need 6,000 more to reach their goal.