Community Conservation

Aaron Englander

Teen Agriculture Crew (TAg Crew)

At Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport, Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) runs several agricultural programs for youth, teens and families. Teen Agriculture Crew (TAg Crew)…

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in the field
Ashley Bridge

Urban connections to farms

A local organic farm, not far from a small city where hunger is an issue, planted extra crops to help feed those in need. The…

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Caleb Kenna

Farms for Farmers program

Equity Trust is a small nonprofit working with land trusts and community groups throughout the country on land access and affordability challenges. Their Farms for…

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John Burgess Cultural Parade
John Burgess

Healthy Food, Healthy Communities

Programming includes the Farming for Health project, where community members share ideas on growing vegetables, herbs and medicinal plants to address health and healthy eating….

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Quail Hill Farm

Community Supported Agriculture

Peconic Land Trust owns and operates Quail Hill Farm, one of the original Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms in the United States. Since its establishment…

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Army Guy assisting at the community garden
Sandy Arnold

Protecting a Community Treasure

Located across from the high school and the regional YMCA, in an urbanizing portion of Saratoga Springs, New York, the Pitney Meadows Community Farm is…

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Farmers' Market
Carmille Garcia

Local Foods Coalitions

The land trust holds the easement on Rio Grande Farm Park, just four blocks from downtown Alamosa, accessible by trails along the Rio Grande. The…

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searching for Crawdad
Bluegrass Land Conservancy

Six Tips for Inspiring Youth Beyond Schools

1. Talk to parents and organizations in your community. Ask them what they are working on or what they need to enrich the lives of…

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Kids running through the field
Fiona Hicks Photography

Nature-based summer camp

A nature-based summer camp offers full scholarships, as needed, so any child can participate. The program provides free lunch to all campers and works with…

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wildlife viewing platform

Youth crews improve wildlife habitat

Groundswell Conservancy partners with Operation Fresh Start to provide job training and on-the-land conservation education for at-risk youth ages 16 to 24. The youth crews…

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