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Growing deep topsoil watersheds for our kids and communities
14 Jun
Growing deep topsoil watersheds for our kids and communities
Date: June 14, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Place: Salem NY Fire Department
Address: 57 South Main Street, Salem, NY 12865

The Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Agricultural Stewardship Association invite you to a farmer round-table think-tank with Abe Collins, Vermont grazier, consultant, and a co-founder of the Land Care Cooperative.  

Farmers, foresters and other land managers are key to ensuring a future of clean water, stormwater storage, reduced droughts and floods, healthy bird, bat and bee populations, and healthy productive soils for our kids.

The Land Care Cooperative is a new farmer-led cooperative organized to create the future we want, heal the land and practice economic democracy. 

Abe will lay out a vision and plan which is underway and evolving, for communities to hire farmers as “watershed contractors” to grow deep topsoil that can support the healthy functioning of whole watersheds.  This cooperative work to heal land can be structured to increase soil water holding capacity, largely eliminate erosion and runoff, and filter water while improving farm income and long-term farm viability.

We hope you will take a break and join us on Tuesday, June 14th from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. We will hear from Abe Collins and then break into smaller round table dialogs after lunch (included) to envision the future we want and how we could organize ourselves as watershed contractors to lead and help strengthen our communities and achieve environmental security and shared wealth.

Who should attend? Farmers, foresters and land managers

For questions about this program please call or email:

Corrina Aldrich, WCSWCD 518-692-9940 extension 5, Corrina.Aldrich@ny.nacdnet.net

Or Janet Britt, ASA 518-692-7285, Janet@agstewardship.org

Event Sponsors

Cream of the Crop:
Victory View Vineyard
Breanna Lundy, Financial Advisor
Salem Farm Supply

Capital Tractor
Currin Compliance Services, Inc.

Harris-Pero & Botelho, PLLC - Estate, Elder and Business Law
Kelly & Sellar Ryan, PLLC Attorneys at Law
Lutz, Selig & Zeronda CPA's, LLP
Maidstone Wealth Management, LLC
Owl Pen Books

Archdale Agricultural Products, LLC
Bold Strokes Books, Inc.
Caffry & Flower, Attorneys at Law
Cambridge Village Market
Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company
TCT Federal Credit Union
Farm Credit East, ACA

C.T. Male Associates, PC
Maple Abstract & Realty Corporation
Preble Realty LLC

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