No. 3, 2020, Land Stewardship Letter

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Table of Contents

Stewardship Roots…3
• Sustainable Vs. Regenerative

In Remembrance…4
• Dennis Johnson’s Deep-Rooted Legacy

Myth Buster…5
• Fake Meat’s False Promise

LSP News…6
• Staff Changes
• Driessen Joins LSP Board

Policy & Organizing…8
• Giving Voice to the Needs of Rural Communities
• 2021 Organizing & Social Change Cohort
• Farm Crisis Resources
• Farmers Taking Action on Climate
• Members Speak Out on Soil & Climate

Justice on the Land…12
• Cultural Competency
• LSP’s Vision for the Future
• Rural Voices for Racial Justice Video Series

Soil Health…14
• Letting Livestock do the Work
• Join the Soil Builders’ Network
• LSP Releases Reports on Soil Health Initiatives
• Summer 2020 Grazing Photo Contest
• Songs of the Soil
• Reaching Out to the Risk-Adverse
• Soil Stats: Good News & Bad News

Farm Beginnings…24
• An Enigma in Farm Country
• Workshops: Conservation on Rented Land
• Is Farming in Your Future?
• 2021-2022 Farm Beginnings Course

Farm Transitions…27
• Seeking Farmers-Seeking Land Clearinghouse
• Winter Farm Transition Workshops

• Perilous Bounty
• Erosion

Membership Update…30
• Help Reinforce LSP’s Roots of Resilience
• Ways to Support LSP
• Support LSP in Your Workplace
• Membership Questions?
• T-shirts! Bumper Stickers! Calendars!
• In Memory & in Honor

Stewardship Calendar…32
• Meetings & Workshops

2021 CSA Directory…32
• Farmers: Sign-up for the 2021 Directory