Posts Tagged ‘ farmland preservation ’

Manchester Directors Back Farm Preservation Grant

Mar 20th, 2014 | By

The head of the local land trust, arguing for preserving a 62-acre farm at a board of directors’ meeting Wednesday, cited a report saying development in Manchester outpaced any other community in the state from 1985 to 2006.

Connecticut Farmland Trust preserves Lebanon farm

Dec 27th, 2011 | By

The 32-acre Skaats Farm at 420 Clubhouse Road has been preserved by the Connecticut Farmland Trust in conjunction with the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s Farm and Ranchland Protection Program. Click on this environmental headline for more of this story from CT Farmland Trust.

Let’s bring back urban agriculture

Jan 16th, 2011 | By

Connecticut’s new governor, Dannel Malloy, has talked about strengthening the state’s agricultural economy. Why not think bigger and connect agriculture with smart growth, The Hartford Courant asks?

If the economics of tight-knit walkable communities outperform suburban counterparts by more than 200 percent, as studies by the firm Public Interest Projects in North Carolina and Florida (Miami pictured above) have recently shown, then smart growth should be a goal.

In Hard Times, States Still Spend To Protect Farms : NPR

Jan 11th, 2011 | By

“From a New England perspective, I would say Connecticut has been the most aggressive in the last couple of years in terms of the farmland perspective, which has been wonderful,” said Cris Coffin, New England director of the American Farmland Trust. The money spent represents a tiny fraction of Connecticut’s budget, which is $19 billion

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Rell saved 74 farms; helped preserve 8,000 acres

Jan 3rd, 2011 | By

Gov. M. Jodi Rell said she is particularly proud of her administration’s efforts to preserve open space in the state. Since taking office, Rell has helped save at least 74 farms, totalling nearly 8,000 acres of open space. “We’ve done more in farmland and open space preservation than any administration — ever,” Rell said. via

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