No. 4, 2011, Land Stewardship Letter

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Table of Contents


• LSP proves seeing is believing
• Raising Elijah is everyone's work

Myth Buster…5

• Artificial drainage of ag land is a boon to the environment

LSP News…6

• LSP in Dream of a Nation
• Sugar hill gang
• Staff & intern updates
• LSP podcast
• March of the melons

Policy & Organizing…8

• Beginning Farmer & Rancher Opportunity Act introduced in Congress
• Super Committee threatens ag conservation
• Updated CSP guide available
• Troubled waters remain troubled
• Q & A: Denying the science on water & ag
• Working lands & wildlife

Farm Beginnings…14

• FB accepting applications for 2012-2013
• Is farming in your future?
• Winter farm skills workshops set
• Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land Clearinghouse
Fresh Faces-Fresh Farming: Greg & Nancy Rasmussen

Community Based Food Systems…18

• Hope for a healthy food system
• Bud Markhart & a systems approach
• A spark of life on Main Street
• Farm to school's unrealized potential
• 2012 CSA Directory

Profits from Perennials…24

• Ganging up on grass
• A new way to talk about cover crops


Conversations with the Land


Turn Here Sweet Corn
Dirty Work
Music for the Mountains

Membership Update…30

• Sustaining long-term stewardship
• LSP on the social media circuit
• Volunteer for LSP
• LSP gifts for the holiday season
• In memory
• Support LSP in your workplace

Stewardship Calendar…32