A Video Celebration of Food, Farmers—and You

November 24, 2021

Here in Marin County, we’re fortunate to have an abundance of fresh, healthy food, grown locally by hard-working farmers and ranchers. With your support, MALT continues to fulfill our long-term obligation to not only protect and steward Marin’s agricultural land and partner with the people who work it, but also to ensure that the land…

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Happy 75th Anniversary, NVFD!

November 22, 2021

The Nicasio Volunteer Fire Department (NVFD) kicked off its 75th Anniversary celebration in October with a fundraising barbecue, and MALT was proud to express its gratitude to the long-serving organization with a $500 donation.  The fire department, joined by the Nicasio Ladies Auxiliary, hosted the West Marin Halloween event at Rancho Nicasio, where nearly 200…

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Welcome to Two New Members of the MALT Stewardship Team

November 18, 2021

For the two newest members of the MALT stewardship team, joining MALT means returning home to Marin County. Both Scott Dunbar, Stewardship Program Manager—Sustainable Agriculture, and Tristan Brenner, Stewardship Associate, have followed their passions on interesting journeys that have led them back to Marin.

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preparing for fire in West Marin

What Role Can Agricultural Lands Play in Wildfire Protection?

November 17, 2021

Our shifting climate is accelerating the risks of catastrophic wildfires as well as droughts and storms that can trigger flooding. In proposing strategies for wildfire prevention and protection, one important tool is often overlooked: the role of agricultural lands, properly stewarded.

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Buy Local and Deck Your Holiday Table with the Abundance of Marin County

November 15, 2021

Imagine a kitchen filled with freshly picked fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised meats and eggs, ready-to-shuck shellfish, specialty cheeses, and sweet local honey. Now imagine calling friends and family to a holiday table bedecked with artisanal candles, fresh-cut flowers, handmade textiles  — and all the delectable dishes prepared with the ingredients of that harvest-time bounty.

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Ethnobotany—The Intersection of Plants, People, and Culture: ‘Our Common Ground’ Conversation Recap

November 10, 2021

What can modern farmers, ranchers, and the rest of us learn from indigenous wisdom about plants? How can we access the diversity of knowledge about the plant world to broaden our view of land stewardship as we navigate toward a more just and sustainable world?

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MALT Board Adds Two Members, Welcomes a New Chair

November 1, 2021

This month, MALT’s board of directors welcomes two new members, Caitlin Landesberg and Iris Shim; appoints Bob McGee to the role of board chair; and says good-bye and thank you to two members whose terms have ended, Neil Rudolph and Sam Dolcini. MALT is fortunate to have a board of directors strengthened by members with…

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MALT Partners With AIM’s Rollin’ Root Mobile Market To Deliver Fresh Produce to Marin City Residents

October 14, 2021

Marin County is one of the richest in the nation, but unfortunately, not all the county’s residents have ready access to fresh, affordable, local food. For 38 years, the Agricultural Institute of Marin (AIM) has helped address this issue by bringing together Marin farmers’ locally produced food and underserved people in the region through farmers’…

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Carbon-Negative Dairying: MALT ‘Our Common Ground’ Conversation Recap

October 8, 2021

Is carbon-negative dairying possible? If so, what might it take to achieve it? And why should anyone who isn’t a dairy farmer care? These questions drove the topic of the first episode of MALT’s ‘Our Common Ground’ conversation series, held on September 29, 2021. MALT CEO Thane Kreiner, Ph.D., and five diverse, distinguished panelists explored…

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Community Business Partner Spotlight: Daily Driver

October 1, 2021

MALT is proud to partner with Daily Driver, a local business that shares our common goal of protecting Marin’s agricultural community, local economy, access to healthy food and clean air and water.

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