With a guarantee that there will never be subdivisions, supermarkets, or strip malls to service, replacing a rural roadway with a four lane highway becomes a poor investment.
Perhaps the post on the Farm Choice Facebook page five years ago when the store went solar best summed it all up: “We have a new crop. We are harvesting solar energy.”
The Cumbia family have grown and adapted their management so that their farm operates in concert with the resources they steward on their property.
Last fall, Robert Hupman and four generations of his family celebrated a new conservation easement protecting their 432 acres of mountain land.
This summer, more than 60 area producers joined Shenandoah Valley Conservation Collaborative (SVCC) partners to tour two local farms.
Browntown residents learned how land protection is a great tool to protect family farms and improve water quality.
Hidden Springs Farm, operated by Walter and Joan Brown is not only a Virginia Century Farm, but is one of the last African American farms in Augusta County.
It can take a village to preserve such a treasured place. Nearly 50 people, including the Bullard family and Potomac Conservancy staff, worked together to protect this special land for generations to come.
Retired soil scientist, farmer, and author Bobby Whitescarver sums up his take on the value of streamside buffers quite simply: “Fish live on trees.”
It was a beautiful day to spend outside the office yesterday, celebrating Chesapeake Bay Awareness week. Most of our staff...
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