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Agriculture

Why the Latest MALT Agricultural Conservation Easement is Extra Special

September 26, 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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Making a Real Difference in Water Resilience, Now

September 13, 2021

As ranchers and farmers work to build more resilient and sustainable water infrastructure, MALT’s drought initiative sets a longer-term path to the future as it delivers emergency relief. Learn about two crucial projects happening right now!

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Cheesemaker Spotlight: Jenna Coughlin

September 7, 2021

Meet Jenna, Tomales Farmstead Creamery’s head cheesemaker, and learn about her circuitous journey to cheesemaking!

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MALT’s New Head of Science & Regenerative Agriculture is Ready to Hit the Ground Running

August 17, 2021

Join us in welcoming Ladi Asgill, MALT’s new director of science and regenerative agriculture. Ladi is an agronomist and environmental scientist as well as a lifelong farmer.

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Profiles on Building Drought Resilience

August 13, 2021

As Marin farmers and ranchers implement a broad range of DRAWS projects to help build drought resilience, I want to share two projects that demonstrate how crucial this work is to our local community.

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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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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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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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