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Articles About conservation
On the 61-acre property of Larry and Robin Weinstein are eight tall poles that hold a few dozen white, gourd-shaped containers that offer a spring and summer home to more than 600 purple martin birds.
Walk over to the Union School House on a clear late summer evening and you’ll see them. Swooping and darting through the dusk, conducting aerial dramas against the backdrop of a setting sun: chimney swifts. Hundreds of them.
All nine parcels of the Arnovitz farm were sold at auction Thursday, March 16. Nearly half the land was purchased by Community Solutions, which plans to establish a center for regenerative agriculture on the property and relocate its offices there.
Here in the heart of industrial agriculture, a quiet revolution has begun. It’s small-scale, and plans to stay that way. Its dimensions are measured not in acres, but millimeters.
With the support of a resounding 10 nonprofit, state and local government agencies, as well as $1.6 million in secured funding, the Glen has taken its first step into the protective fold of a permanent conservation easement.
Ask villagers about their experience with Yellow Springs water and the stories will flow.
A state program used to preserve area farmland for a decade has been halted, hindering a local land trust’s efforts to protect land from development.