No. 2, 2012, Land Stewardship Letter

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Table of Contents

Commentary…3

• What is the value of land?
• People have power too
• Tom Taylor's passion
• Gary Kubly's quiet courage

LSP financial update…6

LSP News…7

• 2012 Family Farm Breakfast
• LSP staff changes
• New board members
• New LSP website to be launched

Policy & Organizing…9

• Taking on corporate control
• Bad health care bill vetoed
• Citizens keep local control strong
• Lawmakers speak out for local control
• Senate Ag Committee's bill a disappointment
• LSPers testify on conservation, beginning farmer issues

Farm Beginnings…14

• FB accepting applications for 2012-2013
• Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land Clearinghouse
Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming: Anna Racer & Peter Skold
• Summer-fall farm skills workshops

 Passing It On…18

• Making the farm attractive
• Some preventive maintenance
• Tales of transition

Community Based Food Systems…24

• Highlighting food, skills & community
• Urban ag rules pass
• Beating diabetes on the street, in the garden
• Greenhouse skills
• Putting it on paper

Profits from Perennials…26

• Restoring the resource
• Soil health workshop/field day in September
• Monitoring soil health

Reviews…28

Turn Here Sweet Corn
Dirty Work
Music for the Mountains

Membership Update…30

• Sustaining long-term stewardship
• Volunteer for LSP
• In memory & in honor
• Brasa LSP benefit June 17
• Get current with LIVE-WIRE
• LSP on the social media circuit
• Voices of the Land
• Support LSP in your workplace

Stewardship Calendar…32