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Small farmers share land, a high tunnel and knowledge

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.

Beginning farmer seeks greener pastures

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. 

History, wildlife abound on Berkshire Co. forest land

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.

Renewable energy professor renews wetlands

When Peter Talmage’s career as a renewable energy and energy efficiency professor brought him to a college in Greenfield, Mass., he knew that he wanted to enhance wildlife habitat on the beautiful land he and his wife Chris bought in nearby Northfield.

It's all about water quality at Ward's Berry Farm

Farming in a suburban town 25 miles south of Boston has both benefits and challenges that result from the same thing, lots of neighbors. Farmer Jim Ward has found a way to meet customer demand, while protecting water resources with good soil health practices.

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