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Conserving Farmland in the Pioneer Valley
June 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Presenter: Lee Halasz – MassLIFT-AmeriCorps Regional Conservation Coordinator, Kestrel Land Trust.
The number of people that call the Pioneer Valley home is growing, but for many reasons it is critical to keep farmland in our community. Come and hear about how much farmland we have, how much is already conserved, and ways to conserve more farmland. Lee has worked on various aspects of natural resource management with a variety of organizations (mostly in Australia), and is currently working to forward farmland conservation in the Pioneer Valley through Kestrel Land Trust and the Forever Farmland Initiative.
June is Dairy Month! And all month we will be celebrating all things dairy – from cheese to yogurt, from ice cream to the good old fashioned glass of milk. But we will also celebrate by learning about dairy through the Dairy Month Lecture Series hosted by Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery and Barstow’s Longview Farm. Learn from experts and professionals about dairy nutrition, the dairy industry, sustainable farming, land use and open space, milk processing, and animal health. Join the conversation about the food in your fridge at your neighborhood farm! Tours begin and presentations are hosted at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery (172 Hockanum Road). All tours and presentations in the Lecture Series can be found on Facebook and on our website www.barstowslongviewfarm.com.
Going to be late? Not a problem! Please don’t be deterred by arriving late to these presentations. Our speakers are prepared to have people arrive late and leave early – or to eat dinner while you listen!
Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery and Barstow’s Longview Farm is owned and operated by sixth and seventh generation Barstow’s. Nestled at the base of Skinner State Park and right alongside the Connecticut River, the dairy farm has been a part of the landscape since 1806.
Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery offers homemade baked goods and pies, lunch from local ingredients, farm fresh produce, farm raised beef, ice cream, and scenic views of protected farmland from the porch and dining room. This family friendly store is open daily year round. Come meet your neighborhood dairy farmer!