Town Hall Seattle and American Farmland Trust present
Don Stuart with Addie Candib – No Farms, No Food
Farmers and environmentalists haven’t always seen eye-to-eye about the best ways to manage agricultural landscapes, but America’s farms are vital to preserving ecosystems and a stable climate. How might the two come together to unite for the common good?
In No Farms, No Food, longtime farm, fisheries, and environmental policy advocate Don Stuart takes readers inside the political and policy battles that determine the fate of our nation’s farmland. Stuart traces the history of agriculture conservation and the development of American Farmland Trust (AFT), from its small beginnings in 1980 to a formidable constituency of farmers and environmentalists.
With leadership from AFT, that constituency drove through Congress the first “Conservation Title” in the history of the U.S. Farm Bill; oversaw the development of agriculture conservation easement programs throughout the country; and continues to develop innovative approaches to sustainable agriculture.
Stuart and Addie Candib, the current Pacific Northwest Regional Director for American Farmland Trust, discuss tactics for bringing people together to work for healthy land and a healthy food system.