Todd Hardie

     In 2015 Todd Hardie, founder of the Caledonia Spirits distillery in Hardwick, purchased the 157-acre property on Garvin Hill and Taylor Roads in North Greensboro that had previously been farmed by the Fontaine family and was recently owned by Jamie McIntyre. Shortly after buying the property, Hardie planted it to elderberry and rye, much of which will be supplied to the distillery.

     In February 2016 Hardie sold a conservation easement (CE) to the Vermont Land Trust. The Hardie CE is one of three to whose VLT transaction and stewardship costs the Greensboro Selectboard, from the Greensboro Conservation Fund, and the GLT are contributing.