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Shaping a New Agriculture: Food, Land, & People

Annual Meeting of the Community Land Trust in the Southern Berkshires


Watson speaks to what Massachusetts can do to preserve farmland and to develop a community-based revitalization that emphasizes urban gardening, energy conservation, and environmental justice. As the Commissioner of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Watson assesses what has happened in agriculture over the past twenty years. He describes moving towards a more sustainable regional food system and agricultural economy, one that creates fair wages for farmers and that creates affordable, healthy food for low-income families.

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Event Speakers

Greg Watson

Greg Watson is Director of Policy and Systems Design at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics. His work currently focuses on community food systems and the dynamics between local and geo-economic systems. Watson has spent nearly 40 years learning to understand systems thinking as inspired by Buckminster Fuller and to apply that understanding to … Continued

Sponsors

Schumacher Center for a New Economics Sheffield Land Trust Egremont Land Trust Sustainable Berkshires Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire Berkshire Grown Great Barrington Land Conservancy Slow Food Western Mass Project Native BerkShares, Inc. Berkshire County Farm Bureau