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Keep Bloomfield Farming: A Farmland Preservation Plan for Bloomfield, Connecticut By Genevieve Lawlor et al.
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Prepared for the Town of Bloomfield and the Wintonbury Land Trust. The specific objectives of the study are to identify and map Bloomfield’s remaining farms; develop criteria for prioritizing... More > farmland for preservation; provide resources that encourage and assist the preservation of farmland and working farms.< Less
Preserving Minnesota's Agricultural Land: Proposed Policy Solutions (June 30, 2012) By Farmers' Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG)
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This report analyzes Minnesota's existing farmland preservation tools and proposes policy solutions to achieve a more comprehensive approach to preserving farmland in Minnesota.
The Farmer Would Not Sell By Bert Miller
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In this modern adaptation of the classic nursery rhyme "A Farmer in the Dell" a farmer is faced with the choice of selling his land to a real-estate developer. One by one the farmer asks... More > each member of his family, his farm animals and the people who live in the nearby city whether or not he should sell the land. All insist he should not sell out and everyone is happy because they have a place to grow organic vegetables.< Less
Forests and Fields Through The Year By Winthrop Packard & Jeffrey Kelley, Ed.
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I discovered Packard's writings about the time I discovered Ponkapoag Pond while living in the suburbs of Boston in the 1990s. About that time, I began to discover the wonders of photography and... More > began exploring the many parks and reservations contained within the "Emerald Necklace" surrounding and running through Boston. Blue Hill Reservation and Ponkapoag Pond were close by and perfect for a budding nature photographer. Blue Hill Reservation was established as a preserve set aside for public recreation in 1893, with a far-sighted goal: preserve and protect the land for the benefit of all. Farmland and wood lots were purchased and combined into over 7000 acres of rolling hills and ancient ponds. Today, only minutes from the über-urban Boston, Blue Hill Reservation is a wonderful natural resource for city-bound residents. For me, someone who grew up on a farm in the Adirondacks, it was my refuge from urban life.< Less
Bertilak of the High Desert By R.L. Sterup
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Bertilak of the High Desert is a largely comic re-telling of the Medieval Arthurian Legend Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, set in the modern day American Midwest. Gowan Suhr, son of Art Suhr, must... More > travel to the high desert badlands of Western Nebraska to find a man named Green, there to play Russian roulette, and, in so doing, resolve conflicting claims to 2000 acres of Cathar County, Nebraska farmland. Art’s Mother pledged the land to Green, only to break her promise before dying. Outraged at his loss of the land, Green and his daughter Morgan interfere with Gowan’s plans to marry Gwen Knight, forcing Art to make a new and deadly deal. Only by honoring his Father’s promise and surviving Russian roulette can Gowan save the family land, and preserve his hope of marrying Gwen. Gowan and his friend Forrest set out to find Green, while Morgan and Gwen separately travel west to find a man named Bertilak, transporting as they do a Charolais bull named Mordred.< Less
Bertilak Of The High Desert By R.L. Sterup
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Bertilak of the High Desert is a largely comic modern day re-telling of the medieval Arthurian fable, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, set in the American Midwest. Gowan Suhr, son of Art Suhr, must... More > travel to the high desert badlands of Western Nebraska to find a man named Green, and in so doing resolve conflicting claims to 2000 acres of Cathar County farmland. Art's Mother pledged the land to Green, only to break her promise before dying. Outraged at the loss of the land, Green and his daughter Morgan interfere with Gowan's plans to marry Gwen, and in so doing force Art to make a new and deadly deal. Only by honoring his Father's promise and surviving Russian roulette can Gowan preserve the family land. Gowan and his friend Forrest set out to find Green, while Morgan and Gwen separately travel west to find a man named Bertilak, transporting as they do an all-white Charolais bull named Mordred.< Less

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