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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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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