Learning About the Land Reading List

July 19, 2021

As we continue to learn and reflect, we want to share a brief reading list that has helped shape our understanding of the land that sustains us, and has helped us build stronger connections to the soil beneath our feet.

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Turning Manure Into Energy

June 28, 2021

Sustaining the natural environment that supports Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company is all about making sure as little as possible gets wasted. That philosophy extends to the management of the dairy’s animal waste through their bio digester, which turns manure into energy.

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Meet Allison & Donna, Longtime Volunteers of MALT

June 23, 2021

We are deeply grateful to all those who have volunteered with MALT, generously donating their time, energy and passion to protect Marin’s farmland for farming. Listen to longtime volunteers Allison Puglisi and Donna Shoemaker speak to what inspires them to be invaluable MALT community members!

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Everyday Water-Saving Tips From Members of the MALT Team

June 9, 2021

As communities in Marin face extreme drought conditions and rising summer temperatures, a few members of the MALT team have come together to share the simple ways they conserving and reusing water — and how you can do the same!

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Why the Latest MALT Agricultural Conservation Easement is Extra Special

June 2, 2021

MALT recently closed an agricultural conservation easement with Hog Island Oyster Company and its 250-acre Leali Ranch. MALT’s CEO talked with Hog Island Oyster Company co-founders about their business, their approaches to food production and what the MALT easement means to them.

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MALT 101 Series Recordings

June 1, 2021

Join staff experts and agriculturists for our recorded illustrated series on how MALT works. This series covers topics such as conservation easements, farmland stewardship, MALT’s funding and the intricacies of carbon farming. Learn with us!

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Moving Towards Regenerative, Inclusive Agriculture

May 25, 2021

With more than 54,000 acres of vulnerable farmland permanently protected for agricultural use, MALT is in a unique position to help model regenerative, inclusive agriculture in partnership with our community, broadly defined. Collective action with partners and our community is the only way to reach this imagined future state.

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Millerton Creek Ranch’s Dedication to Stewarding the Land

May 13, 2021

As part of Millerton Creek Ranch’s large-scale carbon farm plan, multiple stewardship projects have been designed and implemented throughout the last three years to enhance rotational grazing practices, improve livestock water infrastructure and restore critical riparian habitat.

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Black Mountain Ranch: Home to a Thriving Community of Farmers and Ranchers

May 12, 2021

With abundant rangeland and water, as well as floodplains along Lagunitas Creek, Black Mountain Ranch is home to an incredible collection of agriculturalists, all of whom are dedicated stewards of the land.

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On Climate Change, Drought & Collective Action

May 5, 2021

The evident impacts of climate change are forcing an evolution of agriculture. In Northern California, we are acutely aware of what appears to be the worst drought in at least 50 years. As with any pressing problem facing humanity and the planet, collective action is essential to catalyze meaningful change.

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