CCP Meeting October 20 on Farmland Conservation Efforts

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Clover cover crop at Granite Springs Farm. Photo by Meredith Leight.

Clover cover crop at Granite Springs Farm. Photo by Meredith Leight.

Chatham Conservation Partnership will hold their quarterly meeting on Thursday October 20 with a focus on farmland conservation. The meeting will be from 9:00 a.m.-noon in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building at 65 East Chatham St. in Pittsboro.

The mission of the Chatham Conservation Partnership (CCP) is to develop and implement strategies for a community conservation vision that builds awareness, protection and stewardship of Chatham County’s natural resources.

The focus of the meeting will be on farmland conservation. The Conservation Trust for NC will share a regional farmland conservation assessment and strategy that they have been working on with the help of project partners for the Triangle Region. For this meeting they will share their findings for Chatham County. The Triangle Land Conservancy will share their recent efforts to preserve land within Chatham. We will end by heading up to Granite Springs Farm for a tour of their conservation practices. Our hope is that this will be another opportunity to learn what your community is doing and to get involved in the discussion.

Agenda:

9:00 am
Welcome and Introductions

9:10 a.m.
A look at Chatham in a regional farmland preservation and agricultural development assessment
Meredith Wojcik, Conservation Trust for NC & Erin White, Community Food Lab in Raleigh

9:40 a.m.
On the ground conservation work in Chatham by Triangle Land Conservancy

Leigh Ann Hammerbacher, Triangle Land Conservancy

10:20 am
CCP updates and announcements from members

10:30 a.m.
Field trip logistics and depart to Granite Springs Farm

11:00 a.m.
Tour of Granite Springs Farm and discussion of conservation practices

Meredith Leight, Granite Springs Farm

12:00 pm
Adjourn

The meeting is open to the general public and registration is not required. 

Location: 
Agriculture Building Auditorium
65 East Chatham St.
Pittsboro, NC 27312