Local farmshed to host panel discussion
For the Gazette
AMHERST JUNCTION — North Central Conservancy Trust and Central Rivers Farmshed are hosting “Your Food and The Land”, a panel discussion, followed by a potluck lunch and walk on the Shaw farm prairie.
This will take place on August 11, from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM. The farm is located at 9250 Shaw Drive, Amherst Junction.
The event is part of Land Trust Days,a series of over 30 outdoor events and activities hosted by land trusts throughout Wisconsin during the months of August and September (havefunoutside.org). Gathering Waters, Wisconsin’s alliance for land trusts, is the sponsor for these events.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a locally sourced dish to pass, and a chair to sit on.
The panel consists of local farmers who practice sustainable and organic farming including Joan Arnold from Joan Arnold Farm, Tommy Enright from Black Rabbit Farm, and Tony Whitefeather from Whitefeather Organics. Jeremy Solin of Tapped Maple Syrup will moderate the panel. They will discuss sustainable farming practices, protecting the land and the many benefits it brings to the communities.
Since our inception 25 years ago, NCCT has been dedicated to protecting the forests, wetlands, shorelines, and agricultural, scenic, and environmental qualities of our landscape. The main tool that NCCT and other land trusts use is known as a conservation easement, which is a voluntary agreement between a landowner and the land trust that prevents some uses of the land in exchange for protecting conservation values such as wildlife habitat, waterways, farmland, and open, scenic landscapes.
For more information, contact theNorth Central Conservancy Trust is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to conserve the natural heritage of Central Wisconsin through the protection of land. For more information call 715-344-1910 or visit www.ncctwi.org.”