Ian McSweeney on making regenerative farming work through new land ownership models
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Ian McSweeney is the director of Agrarian Land Trust, an organization that works to bring farms into community centered ownership and equitable lease tenure. Recently, the Trust initiated a crowdfunding campaign with Fayette County and the Urban Renewal Authority to bring about secure and equitable lease tenure to New Roots Community Farm in the post-coal region of Southern West Virginia, in the United States. In this discussion with Ian we talk about why it is so important to find ways to fund the transfer of farmlands to the hands of the communities involved and how this can help a new generation of farmers who are eager to do regenerative farming but often lack the resources to do so.

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