The Airlie Foundation, with the mission “To study, promote, encourage and foster knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the interrelationships which exist in the physical and social sciences…“ is hosting a project called “Hosting the Small Farm Dream,” which is attempting to connect farmers with the land by locating available resources, providing education and positioning themselves as liaisons of the future.
Where there is entropic land, there are energies amassingwith the desire to cultivate it’s vitality. The Airlie Foundation is presenting an excellent opportunity for land owners that subscribe to the “sustainable soil-sustainable social” school of thought to realize the potential position of activation they are in. Fueled by this notion, the land owners ideally then join forces with the small farmers, who in turn toil and till the fruits of their labors in the name of the cooperative union. The formal arrangement of operation seems to be left up to the players involved and the situations that present themselves; maybe there are tax credits, easements, or produce allotments. Regardless of the negotiations, this platform for formation seems fruitful for land owners, farmers, and society. I look forward to seeing how this conference progresses, and how the energies confluence to fortitude.