No. 3, 2012, Land Stewardship Letter

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Table of Contents

Commentary…3

• Stewarding the right to vote

Myth Buster…5

• Townships don't have the resources to control major developments.

LSP News…6

• Driftless & Twin Cities celebrations
• LSP's new website
• Get current with LIVE-WIRE
• LSP staff changes
• DeLaVergne honored for local food work

Policy & Organizing…8

• Workshop on protecting communities from frac sand development
• Frac sand mining & Leopold's land ethic
• Addressing excessive corporate control
• Petitions on corporate control, farm worker rights
• The Farm Bill's clouded outlook
• CSP demand remains strong

Farm Beginnings…14

• Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land Clearinghouse
• Raising farmers to the trade
• Journeyperson Course
Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming: Tyler Carlson
• A team approach to transitioning
• Overview on farm transition coach
• LSP receives BFRDP grant
• Transitioning the livestock loan program

Community Based Food Systems…21

• Offering hope in the garden
• Making a farm a part of the community

Profits from Perennials…24

• Healthy soil, healthy farms, healthy communities (part 1)
• LSP soil health web page
• LSP Holistic Management workshops

Reviews…28

The Good Food Revolution
Stand Up!

Membership Update…30

• Bill Gorman: Why I belong to LSP
• LSP on the social media circuit
• Ten Thousand Villages LSP Shopping Night
• In memory & in honor
• LSP gear, books, videos & more
• Support LSP in your workplace

Stewardship Calendar…32