More than 200 vegetable farmers, agriculture students, and other members of the Bay State’s agriculture community attended two free workshops designed to help improve the soil’s capacity to function as a vital living system that sustains plant, animal and human health.
Cape Cod’s beautiful seashore, salt marshes and woodlands are a natural draw for residents and tourists. The related development is a boon for the local economy but not so good for a small, furry and quite elusive little creature: the New England Cottontail rabbit.
When Jim and Nancy Faulkner bought their small farm in Boxborough, the place was a mess. Buildings were falling down, the soil was poor and the land was covered with invasive plants. Still, they wanted to make the farm sustainable.
When Sean Stanton improved the pastures on his small farm in Great Barrington, his efforts not only helped the natural resources of this scenic southwest corner of Berkshire County, but also diners at an eatery on the lower west side of Manhattan.
Not every forest land owner can say that George Washington slept nearby. Hazel Holman can. On her Lanesborough land, history and natural character are inseparable. Hazel's legacy will be conservation.
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