Leasing Land to a Farmer Workshops, Boston Area

Two workshops on leasing land to a farmer in the Boston area in October, 2012.  In Eastern Massachuestts, where development pressure is high, leasing your land to a farmer can be a rewarding way to support the local food movement. New Entry Sustainable Farming Project is partnering with two different agricultural commissions in the area (Concord and Topsfield) to put these workshops on for the community. Making land available for farming is essential for building local agriculture.  Having a farmer on your land can be rewarding for you, too.  These information sessions cover the basics: including finding and working with a farmer, information on leases, legal aspects, and community considerations.

Workshop #1: Presenters include the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, Concord Agriculture Committee, and landowners and farmers directly involved in leasing farmland. When: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from 7:00-8:30 PM; Where: Concord Town House, 22 Monument Square, Concord, MA 01742; RSVP: www.tinyurl.com/ConcordWorkshop. For More Information: Contact Becca Weaver, Farmland Matching Service Coordinator, Bweaver@comteam.org or (978) 654-6745. Workshop #2: Presenters include Becca Weaver (New Entry Sustainable Farming Project), Kathy Ruhf (Land For Good), Vanessa Johnson (Essex County Greenbelt), and landowners and farmers directly involved in leasing farmland. When: Monday, October 22nd from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.; Where: Alfalfa Farm, 267 Rowley Bridge Road, Topsfield, MA 01983. RSVP: www.tinyurl.com/TopsfieldLandLease. For More Information: Contact Becca Weaver, Farmland Matching Service Coordinator, Bweaver@comteam.org or (978) 654-6745. Also see beginningfarmer.org's Finding Farmland Page.

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