As the 2021 legislative session begins in Connecticut, Governor Lamont, the Connecticut General Assembly, and key staff are adjusting to a new normal. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the … [Read more...]
Working Lands Alliance – a Project of American Farmland Trust – Releases Updated Planning for Agriculture: A Guide for Connecticut Municipalities and Conservation Options for Connecticut’s Farmland Guides
Working Lands Alliance – a project of American Farmland Trust – is excited to announce the release of two newly revised educational guides: Planning for Agriculture and Conservation Options for … [Read more...]
2020 Farmland Preservation Pathfinder Awards now open!
Do you know of an individual or organization that goes above and beyond to protect our farmland in Connecticut? Now is the time to get them recognized for their great work! The Working Lands … [Read more...]
On the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day 2020 – Does Farmland Preservation Matter and Why?
This blog was written for Working Lands Alliance by our Co-Chairs Kip Kolesinskas and Jim Smith To those of us who work with the land every day, Jim as a farmer and Kip a soil scientist, every day … [Read more...]
Building a resilient food system during this era of COVID-19
My Italian grandfather always claimed the best food came from few and fresh ingredients, which were always found at the various local farm stands located in the Pioneer Valley, where I grew up. Food … [Read more...]
Working Lands Alliance submitted public comments on Governor’s Climate Change Council
Today, Working Lands Alliance submitted comments on Governor Ned Lamont's Executive Order Number 3 that will strengthen the state's transition to a decarbonized economy and enhance the resiliency of … [Read more...]
20 Years of Farmland Preservation
Please join Working Lands Alliance for our 2019 annual meeting and luncheon to celebrate 20 years of farmland preservation in Connecticut! This year, Dr. Kimberly Rollins from the University of … [Read more...]
With Access to Affordable Land, the Sky is the Limit for Connecticut’s Beginning Farmers
This blog post was written by WLA Intern - Addee Kim “We really want to feed our neighbors more than anyone else,” Baylee Rose Drown says, gazing out over her four-and-a-half-acre fruit and … [Read more...]
WLA Pathfinder Award Nominations Now Open!
As the leaves start to turn and the individuals who manage our lands begin preparing for cooler weather, Working Lands Alliance wants to celebrate those who are leaders in working lands preservation … [Read more...]
WLA Leads Advocacy Efforts on Personal Income Tax Exemption Legislation for Farmers who Sell Their Development Rights
This post was produced with Addee Kim, WLA's Intern. According to the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, as of 2015, the state's Farmland Preservation Program has preserved more than 46,000 … [Read more...]