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Aug 21 2007
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When: Thu. January 1, 1970 12:00 AM

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 7pm, Maryville College

Location update from comments: Chilhowee Club, Maryville, approx. 2 blocks from Maryville College. From S. Court St. take W. Goddard Ave.; turn left onto Cate St. Parking is on the left.

CAPPE is one of several local organizations co-sponsoring a presentation by Gerry Cohn, Southeast States Director for American Farmland Trust (AFT). AFT is a national non-profit organization that has worked for decades to help individuals, communities, organizations and local and state governments develop programs to strengthen and preserve farming and agricultural land.

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SAVING FARMLAND A public

SAVING FARMLAND

A public forum for Blount County

“Why Agricultural Land is Important and How Communities Can Preserve It”

Gerry Cohn,
American Farmland Trust,
Southeast States Director

American Farmland Trust is a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping farmers, landowners, communities and governments develop programs to strengthen and preserve farming and agricultural land.

Session 1: Tuesday, October 2, 7-9 pm – Lecture/discussion

Why saving agricultural land makes economic
and environmental sense
Successful programs in other communities

Session 2: Wednesday, October 3, 8:30-10:30 am – Workshop

Land preservation methods in detail
Steps to developing a comprehensive Farmland Preservation Plan for Blount County

Location: Chilhowee Club, Maryville, approx. 2 blocks from Maryville College. From S. Court St. take W. Goddard Ave.; turn left onto Cate St. Parking is on the left.

This program is sponsored by Maryville College Center for Strong Communities, The Raven Society, Foothills Land Conservancy, and CAPPE. Call 865/256-8262 for info.

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