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    Marin County: A New Vision

    Thirty five years ago, west Marin was doomed. County-approved development plans called for 150,000 homes, freeways, and none of it was destined for agriculture.

    Today, Marin County is one of the nation's leading models for sustainable agriculture. It is home to: the nation's first agricultural land trust, a groundbreaking organic marketing program, California's only blue cheese company, nationally acclaimed artisan cheese, one of the nation's first organic dairies, the birthplace of mixed salad greens, famous parkland and open space, and so much more.

    Just a few short years ago, it was all destined for pavement. Today, Marin County is a national model for sustainable development. What happened?

    Join our host, Jerry KayJerry Kay, publisher of the Environmental News Network, to find out what's happening in agricultural west Marin, and the potential ramifications for you and your community.

    This Week's Guests:

    Elisabeth Ptak — Associate Director, Marin Agricultural Land Trust

    Helge Hellberg — Executive Director, Marin Organic

    More information:

  • Marin Agricultural Land Trust
  • Marin Organic
  • Marin's UC Cooperative Extention Sustainable Ag Program

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