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“This country's wisdom still resides in its populace, in the pragmatic and generous spirits of every day citizens who have not forgotten their kinship with nature. They are individuals who will forever hold the standard of the wild high, knowing in their hearts that natural engagement is not an interlude but a daily practice, a commitment each generation must renew in the name of bedrock democracy.”
— Terry Tempest Williams
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A Place at the Table: Local Food Systems and Community Sustainability

Duncan Hilchey, New Leaf Associates (Bio)
Duncan Hilchey is an agriculture development consultant with New Leaf Associates of Ithaca, NY, and publisher of the "Journal of Agriculture and Food Systems Development." Duncan recently completed a National Geographic Society-funded research project on place-based specialty crops, and had a paper published by the Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation entitled "Gôut de Terroir (Taste of Place): Exploring the Boundaries of Unique Agricultural Landscapes." Duncan grew up in Alabama and received a BS in agricultural education from the University of New Hampshire and a masters in regional planning from Cornell University.
Friday May 20, 2011
01:00pm – 04:30pm
Collaboration, Farmland Preservation

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Part 1. Growing Home: Reconnecting Agriculture, Food, and Communities
What are farm-friendly communities around the U.S. doing to sustain farmers, farms, and farmland? What innovative strategies and tools can land trusts and other conservation groups use to complement their traditional land protection practices?

Part 2. Bodengeschmack: A Taste of Place in Pennsylvania
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is endowed with richly diverse physical and cultural landscapes which result in agriculture and food products that are linked to particular locations. How can these assets be tapped as a strategy for smart growth, community development, and agricultural sustainability?

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The people of the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association envision a prosperous Pennsylvania, where communities know that their treasured green places will endure. We envision a Commonwealth where the lands that guarantee our water quality are safeguarded; where every child can safely play at a nearby park; where our productive farmland and forests are protected, securing our food and timber supply; and where wild places are preserved for wildlife and people.

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