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Community Conversations: Farming and conservation

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Community Conversations is an opportunity to join local experts and community members virtually. This program series addresses important issues, from affordable housing to food insecurity, and their connection to conservation. One-hour Zoom sessions will include brief presentations, time for questions and answers, and the opportunity to connect with others. 

This month, we will explore the following question: how do conservation practices and farming intersect?

Register to join the conversation.

Meet the speakers:

Cameron Hastie-Etchison joined CLC in April of 2023. As the Conservation Programs Associate, she supports the Conservation Easement Stewardship Team, the Land Protection Team, and the Agricultural Program. Her responsibilities include assisting with mapping, monitoring, and baseline documentation activities. She also supports conservation easement landowners with their land management goals. In addition, she works with new farmers to access land, established farmers to maintain their land and retiring farmers to transition their land to the next generation of farmers. She is passionate about connecting people to land. Cameron had previously been farming in the region for the last 15 years. She received a BA in Environmental Biology from Covenant College.

Henry Corsun was always an avid outdoors person, animal enthusiast, and entrepreneur, but with farming having skipped two generations, it wasn’t until college that he started learning about agriculture. Through various courses, extensive independent study, and working at a microfinance fund in West Africa and at Hawthorne Valley Farm and Association in Ghent, Henry came to realize that agriculture brought together all his interests and concerns related to the environment, social justice, and the economy. Henry cares deeply about producing high quality food, helping to heal our environment, and making our food system and our economy work for everyone. Henry stewards eighty-seven acres on Hartigan Road in Old Chatham where he and his partner Sara, and occasionally their two toddlers, along with one full-time co-worker, operate Dog Wood Farm and Rock City Mushrooms. They raise grass-fed beef, pastured turkeys, and indoor-cultivated mushrooms. In addition to farming, Henry co-founded and manages a food delivery business called Good Food Farmers Network. This collaborative, farmer-owned distribution enterprise offers on-farm local pickup in Chatham and home delivery in Westchester County and specifically seeks to support small-scale and beginning organic farmers anchored by more experienced growers.


March 5
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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