CAFF State Conference Features Online Workshops and In-Person Gatherings

January 7, 2022

Land access and land trusts. Ecological and climate-smart farming. Scaling up healthy soils practices. Farming through wildfire season. These topics — of vital importance to Marin County and other farming regions throughout the state — are just a sampling of the 50 workshops and forums on the agenda for the 2022 California Small Farm Conference,…

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MALT Announces a Leadership Transition

December 30, 2021

December traditionally marks a time of transition. As we pass the Winter Solstice, and as 2021 gives way to a new year, MALT announces our own transition in leadership. Jennifer Carlin, who many of you already know as MALT’s director of advancement, has been promoted to acting CEO following the resignation of CEO Thane Kreiner,…

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Together, We Turned 2021 Into a Successful Year for MALT

December 22, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, we’d like to pause and celebrate all that we were able to accomplish together during this tumultuous year. More than ever, we’re laser focused on MALT’s mission, now in its fifth decade: protecting Marin’s agricultural land for agricultural use, forever.

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Stemple Creek Ranch Honored as Leopold Conservation Award Finalist

December 15, 2021

Loren and Lisa Poncia’s Stemple Creek Ranch, near Tomales, was among just three finalists considered this year for the prestigious California Leopold Conservation Award, an honor that recognizes conservation leaders among the state’s farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners. In California, the prestigious award is presented annually by Sand County Foundation, American Farmland Trust, Sustainable Conservation…

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Gallagher North Bend Ranch Great Water Giveaway

December 13, 2021

What do you do with an extra 2.2 million gallons of fresh water? Find the story from this MALT-protected ranch here.

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Supporter Spotlight: Bill & Linda Tichy

December 6, 2021

Separately and together, Bill and Linda have traveled extensively — he as a finance executive and she as an international flight attendant. But it’s West Marin that feels most special to them.

Bill bought their Inverness home 40 years ago, and 22 years ago he married Linda married on its porch. Both retired, they actively supporter and volunteer for local organizations, including as MALT supporters for 20+ years and as members of our Legacy Giving Circle.

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Supporter Spotlight: Cate Celso

December 6, 2021

A documentary filmmaker and East Coast native, Cate Celso fell in love with the ranches and farms of West Marin through MALT’s hikes and events on the land. As a result of these experiences, she not only donates to MALT but also volunteers at events, becoming more deeply involved in community-focused regenerative agriculture and addressing climate change.

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What to Know About MALT and Marin’s Measure A

November 29, 2021

Measure A, which levies a quarter-cent sales tax to support parks, open space, and agricultural lands across Marin County, was passed in 2012 with 74% support of county residents.

The vote to renew Measure A doesn’t happen until June 2022, but already there’s plenty of conversation—and, unfortunately, some misconceptions—about the measure, especially as it relates to the portion of the law that goes toward agricultural protection.

Here are some common questions and concerns we hear about Measure A and MALT.

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Food Justice: ‘Our Common Ground’ Conversation Recap

November 26, 2021

Let’s all agree that everyone, everywhere, deserves sufficient, nutritious food. Food justice addresses barriers to making that fundamental principle a reality, as well as solutions to overcome those barriers.

And food justice was the topic of the November 10, 2021, episode of MALT’s ‘Our Common Ground’ conversation, in which MALT CEO Thane Kreiner, Ph.D., moderated a dynamic discussion among four expert panelists.

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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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