Farmers, say the AFT, “are the original solar energy generators. They’ve figured out where all the sunlight is, and where the flat land is, and those [specifics] are really attractive for solar.”
As if you needed another reason to support your local farmers: On Long Island, they’re leading the charge against climate change.
How this new farmer rotates livestock and vegetables to care for the soil.
Fourth-generation farmer, Mark Zaweski, shows how it can happen on his 100-acre vegetable farm.
Local farmers are working to improve soil health and water quality on the East End.
The American Farmland Trust recently hosted Long Island Soil Health Field Days on the North and South Forks. Edible’s own Lindsay Morris was there to capture the “dirt.”
Suffolk County is number one in farming in the state of New York. The American Farmland Trust’s Soil Health Field Days will help preserve that.
The American Farmland Trust and Cornell Cooperative Extension aim to eliminate financial risk for innovative farmers while improving water quality for Suffolk County residents.