Conserving Long Islands Working Farms and Natural Lands

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Edwards Farmland and Wetlands Preservation Project, please take a few minutes to hear from the Edwards farmland about the conservation effort underway in Orient, NY. The Peconic Land Trust acquired the land in 2015, with the Town of Southold purchasing the development rights. The Trust is currently raising funds to complete the acquisition of the farmlands, woodlands and wetlands and a restoration effort on the tide gate to improve the health of the wetlands. Please join us in this effort. To learn more, click here.

My Long Island TV, hosted by Waldo Cabrera, recently visited with Trust President and Founder, John v.H. Halsey and talked about the early days of conservation, the founding of the Trust and current challenges and opportunities -- including our Farms for the Future Initiative.

Long Island Grown, by volunteer Geoffrey Wells, recaps our 2015 winter series of conversations with local farmers and food & beverage artisans. This 4-part series, moderator by food writer and pastry chef Laura Donnelly takes us through the menu of local offerings -- from The Drink to The Dessert. The conversations focus on the opportunities -- and the challenges -- of our local market.

Growing Farmers Growing Farmers, documentary produced by the Peconic Land Trust, with director Michael Halsband and co-producer Hilary Leff. Premiered at 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival where it received the Audience Choice Award. The film explores the Trust's works with farmers on Long Island's East End.

The New Farmers The New Farmers, video blog/documentary produced by Newsday and News12LI, by director Chris Ware. September 2013 exploring the opportunities and challenges for new farmers on Long Island. Watch now! 

Out Here in the Fields: a three-part series on the conservation work of the Trust directed and produced by Alec Hirschfeld. Featuring:

Earth As An Apple, from the American Farmland Trust is an animated video illustrating the threat the loss of farmland to real estate development poses to our food security. Dividing the Earth like an apple, the viewer learns how small our slice of farmland is, and why we must protect it.

Earth as an Apple from American Farmland Trust on Vimeo.