Episode #029 Five Fields Farm
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Flanagan Farm is Protected by Maine Farmland Trust
In episode 29 we use the story of Tom Gyger to explain why farmland protection is so important, and yet why it is really damn hard to do. Tom has been farming apples his whole life, and now he has saved his land for another generation of farmers.
He has watched the land around him change hands a number of times and be divided down and down again to the point that it would be nearly impossible for most farmers to consider moving into the area. That being said, it was no small feat to protect Tom’s land. It took years of persistent effort and whole lot of money. Listen to hear the gritty side of farmland protection. Enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe in the above links!