Oh grants – I know grant applications are intimidating, especially if you’ve never written one before. We all hear the horrors of lengthy applications, multiple forms, unclear directions, etc…. but if you have an idea, there are some simple steps you can take to prepare your idea for a grant application, no matter the format […]
There are a couple different kinds of conservation easements, and they make good sense for different situations. But first, what exactly is an easement? In essence, it is a restrictive covenant placed on a piece of land that ensures that the land can only be used for a designated purpose. Restrictive covenants are perhaps most […]
by Eva Moss, Farm Commons As farmers, you’re no stranger to challenges whether in the field, at market, in the office, or at home. Farming takes guts, especially when facing complex legal issues. However, the key to legal resiliency often isn’t in knowing more law – it’s in building strong relationships. Because that’s just what […]
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Last week we had a great time hanging out at Riggs Brewery, drinking beers and talking soil and nutrient retention with more than 40 of our region’s row crop farmers and farmland owners. The purpose was threefold: Grow your local network of farmers that you can turn to for insight and advice. Learn about the […]
No, they aren’t the ire of every homeowner, they are a delicious vegetable that is just as versatile as their bulbous cousins, if not more so. Leeks are a great crop that is typically found fresh at your local farmers markets and food co-ops starting in late summer and lasting well into winter. They are […]