April 04, 2011 As farmland is lost to developers, Arizona farmer (and artist) Matthew Moore creates house floor plans in nearby fields to represent these soon-to-be buildings. Part art, part warning, these expressive works reminds us of “23 million acres (and counting) of farmland swallowed up by urban development in the US during the last […]
It’s known that banks typically will not loan money to someone who wants to buy farmland in order to farm it. But, new opportunities seem to be surfacing.
March 30, 2010 This has been a hot topic in my community (Portland, OR) lately, and I see it is being discussed in Sacramento too. If you want to eat locally, it’s important to support local farmers and to plan (smartly) for the future: save farmland for farming and not necessarily to be developed. And […]