Monday, April 4, 2011

Manchester's Agricultural Future Presentations

On March 22nd, over 40 members of the Manchester community participated in a community workshop on Manchester's Agricultural Future. The event focused on what types of agricultural activity currently exist in town and where they are located, community benefits of local agriculture and potential tools that could be used to protect and promote agricultural activities. Featured speakers included Matt Bordeaux, Environmental Planner with the Manchester Planning Department, Joan Nichols of the Connecticut Farm Bureau Association and members of the Manchester Agriculture Preservation Association (MAPA). For more information, click on the two slide show presentations below:

Manchester's Agricultural Future- Matt Bordeaux, Environmental Planner/Wetlands Agent
John Weedon, Manchester Agriculture Preservation Association

The Changing Face of Agriculture- Joan Nichols, Connecticut Farm Bureau Association

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