Lawn Fertilizer Regulations for Vineyard Homeowners
During the 2014 Town Meetings, voters of all six Island towns approved a new bylaw that would regulate the sale and use of lawn fertilizer. This brochure for homeowners is intended to help simplify the sometimes complicated language of the bylaw.
Download and print your own copy of our new "questing" activity for kids, designed to get them outdoors and help foster connections with the natural world . . . all part of the broader Connect • Reflect • Protect initiative.
Recent Newsletter Issues
Past Newsletter Issues
Note: because these are formatted for web viewing and home printing, the original art and graphics are somewhat compromised. To receive the original magazine-style printing, join VCS today!
2015 Spring / Summer (50th Anniversary Retrospective)
2014-15 Fall / Winter
2014 Spring / Summer
2013-14 Fall / Winter
2013 Spring / Summer
2012-13 Fall / Winter
2012 Spring / Summer
2011-12 Fall / Winter
2011 Spring / Summer
Two Indispensable Guides for Island Adventures
Both books can be ordered online through our donation website or found at a variety of Island retailers (see descriptions)
It's back: Brand new 5th Edition!
Walking Trails of Martha's VineyardBy William Flender
We have just received the brand new 5th edition of the ever-popular Walking Trails guide here at the VCS office. We're currently working to get it out on the shelves of Island retailers, but if you just can't wait, go ahead and order using the Paypal link at right (you can also still use our donation page linked above if you prefer). Or, drop by the Wakeman Center for a visit and save the shipping cost!
Retailers and other locations that have historically stocked the book include: The Bunch of Grapes Book Store, Edgartown Books, Alley's General Store, Cronig's, Brahmhall and Dunn, The Secret Garden, Felix Neck, and the Allen Farm store.
Edible Wild Plants of Martha's Vineyard
by Linsey Lee
A beautifully illustrated guide to the wild bounty of edible plants on Martha's Vineyard. The book includes descriptions of plants and their habitats, with fascinating information about traditional medicinal and folklore uses.
Edible Wild Plants is available for purchase at Alley's General Store, Bunch of Grapes, Felix Neck, Morning Glory Farm, the M.V. Museum, and the VCS office.
Right now, new members and all gift memberships receive our Edible Wild Plants of Martha's Vineyard as a free gift! There's never been a better time to join than today!