1. Life in the Pines

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    from Brian Johnston / Added

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    This rural setting in Jackson, NJ is slowly losing ground to a new way of life. Produced, shot and edited by: Brian Johnston

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    • Beltane Farm's Windmill for Goats

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      Beltane Farm in Lebanon, Connecticut would like to install a windmill in their new pasture. The turbine will sustainably pump drinking water up from a nearby well to be provided for the various animals being housed there. Here's the video from their Indie Go Go campaign to raise funds for this project. You can donate at http://igg.me/at/beltanefarm

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      • THE LAST CROP - 10 MINUTE SAMPLE

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        from Chuck Schultz / Added

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        Seven out of ten of all U.S. farms will change hands by 2030 as our aging farmers face retirement. Set in California’s Central Valley The Last Crop draws upon the emotions and deep values of family farmers Annie and Jeff Main’s struggle to save their farm’s future to address two of the most important challenges of our time: the sustainability of our food system and the existence of the very farms that are at its foundation. Development looms. Children leave. Ideals questioned. Legacy uncertain.

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        • 3 Minute Trailer

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          Seven out of ten of our nation’s farms will change hands by 2030. What will become of those farms? Who will farm them? In California’s Central Valley one family’s struggle to ensure their farm’s future personalizes this nationwide crisis. Development looms. Children leave. Ideals questioned. Legacy uncertain.

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          • Planning for Farmland

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            Bonnie Linley shows the map of her farm and the surrounding aggregate quarries. She has an environmental trust through Ontario Farmland Trust to prevent her farm from the same fate as surrounding properties.

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            • 5th Annual Bluegrass International Cup

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              Presented by UK HealthCare, the 5th Annual Bluegrass International Cup at Polo in the Park will be held on Saturday, July 16th, 2011 to benefit The Fayette Alliance and Bluegrass Conservancy. Watch Team USA vs. Team South Africa while enjoying dinner under the main tent or reserve your very own tailgating spot. Visit www.polobenefit.com to purchase tickets and for sponsorship opportunities. ... Or contact Lindsey at Bluegrass Conservancy for more information, 859-255-4552 or info@bluegrassconservancy.org. The Fayette Alliance is Lexington’s ONLY land-use advocacy organization that regularly educates and lobbies local government for a sustainable Lexington that benefits all of us. To date, the Fayette Alliance has worked with city hall to usher over 40 major land-use policies into law. Founded in 1995, Bluegrass Conservancy is a private, nonprofit land trust working to protect the Inner Bluegrass Region of Kentucky through land conservation for future generations. Bluegrass Conservancy encourages the preservation of these lands through the use of conservation easements for agricultural viability, natural habitat, rural heritage, and scenic open space. To learn more about these organizations please visit www.fayettealliance.com and www.bluegrassconservancy.org

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              • Too Good to Lose: Long Island's Vanishing Farms

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                This hauntingly beautiful film motivated Long Islanders to raise nearly a billion dollars to save thousands upon thousands of acres of farmland using a technique called "PDR" (Purchase of Development Rights) which has inspired similar programs across the country.

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                • Envision Lancaster County- 2009 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement

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                  The Lancaster County Planning Commission won the Overall Excellence category of the 2009 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement for the Envision Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan and Implementation. Lancaster County, in south central Pennsylvania, is proud of its rich cultural heritage, its historic towns and villages, and its fertile farmland. To maintain the character of the county, as well as its diverse economy and natural resources, for future generations, the Lancaster County Planning Commission established a regional, countywide comprehensive growth management plan, which protects its valuable farmland and historic landscapes by strategically directing development to established towns and cities in the county. EPA's National Award for Smart Growth Achievement recognizes communities that use the principles of smart growth to create better places. This annual competition is open to public- and private-sector entities. For more information, go to http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/awards.htm

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                  • American Farmland Trust Farmland Preservation Presentation

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                    from Greg David / Added

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                    On March 25 & 26, Scott Everett, of the American Farmland Trust gave presentations to public officials and the public about what is happening thru-out the nation to preserve farmland. Scott brought his many years of experience to the Watertown Senior Center to a captive audience, as he explained how we could replicate the best programs here in Jefferson County.

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