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Join us on Monday, Dec. 9th for a screening of Brunswick, an independent film, followed by a discussion with filmmaker Nate Simms.
Brunswick is a film about landscape change, told through the personal story of a farmer’s lifelong connection to his now-threatened land. The film weaves together the plight of Sanford Bonesteel, an aging farmer in his 90s, with the dynamics of small-town politics as a residential development is planned on Sanford’s former land.
Tickets are $10 each. Preordering tickets from the Downing Film Center is strongly recommended.
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Orange County Land Trust Applies for National Accreditation
The Orange County Land Trust is pleased to announce it is applying
for accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Public comment on this application is invited. To read the full press release, and to find out more about submitting a comment to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission...
Orange County Land Trust Receives BBB Charity Seal
Orange County Land Trust has been notified that it will be awarded the Charity Seal of the Better Business Bureau, an important designation for charitable organizations.
The Charity Seal of the BBB signifies that the Land Trust adheres to strict guidelines concerning accuracy and transparency in its fundraising solicitations, financial management and reporting, and in its evaluation of charity effectiveness.
Welcome! Since our inception, the Orange County Land Trust has helped protect nearly 4,700 acres of land through the negotiation of conservation agreements with private land owners, property donations, and the acquisition of private property. The acreage is comprised of unique meadows, fertile farmlands, stream corridors, wetlands, forests and recreational acres. Many of the properties are open to the public, while others remain private properties with agreements that preclude future development. Read more»
Join or renew your membership to help Orange County Land Trust in its mission to protect our open spaces, working farms and rural character. Thanks to all who attended our Membership Drive reception and Congratulations to the winners of our “People’s Choice” Cider Competition–Roe’s Orchards of Chester for their fresh apple cider and Pennings Orchard and Farm Market for their hard cider! Thanks to all our local cider producers for their participation. CLICK HERE to Download our Membership Form.
photo above: Nick Zungoli/Exposures Gallery
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The Orange County Land Trust 2014 Calendar, featuring the beautiful photography of Nick Zungoli, is available for purchase on-line and in the following farm markets and local stores across Orange County:
The Exposures Gallery, Sugar Loaf»
Goshen Gourmet Cafe»
Jones Farm, Cornwall»
Mainframe Gallery, Middletown»
Nature's Pantry, New Windsor»
Newhards The Home Source, Warwick»
Pennings Farm Market, Warwick»
Roe's Apple Orchard, Chester»
Soons Orchard, New Hampton»
Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery»
OR CLICK HERE to order a calendar online (please note that on-line price includes postage).
"SALT OF THE EARTH"
Award winning photographer Robert Skinner of Warwick is creating a social documentary that will tell the story through photographs and accompanying text of the farmers and their families who have chosen to protect their land from development here in Orange County. This photography project is listed on Hatchfund.org, a website where artists post their projects and people who want to see the project realized can fund the artist’s work. Read more about Robert Skinners project on Hatchfund.org»