FARM LAND CONSERVATION

Arable land is disappearing quickly. Today, the Charlotte Metro alone has lost 100,000 acres of farmland to development. If the remaining 2,000+ acres of farmland available in the Charlotte 16-county region are put into production, we can feed thousands of families with nutritious, locally-grown foods.

LET’S HELP

THESE CHALLENGES

Throughout the Carolinas, Carolina Farm Trust helps farmers overcome challenges in order to bring bountiful, beautiful food to our plates. This work is critical in our region, where 13% of the population is food insecure and between 7-10% of adults consume the daily recommended servings of fruit and vegetables.

13% of the population

 

is food insecure

 

Between 7-10% of adults

 

consume the daily recommended servings of fruit and vegetables

 

SUPPORT LANDOWNERS

Carolina Farm Trust builds relationships with landowners in the region and identifies farmable land that can be absorbed into our farm trust. We then identify local agricultural businesses that can lease the land, or activate new farms on the land by raising capital and operational funding and support.  

Are you a landowner who is interested in conserving your land for farming? Contact farm@carolinafarmtrust.org

impact local farmers

Sources

1. America’s Health Rankings (2020). www.americashealthrankings.org

2. Few North Carolinians Get Enough Fruits and Veggies(2015). North Carolina Health News. https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2015/07/13/few-north-carolinians-ge

t-enough-fruits-and-veggies/

3. South Carolina Obesity Burden Report (2011). South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. http://eatsmartmovemoresc.org/pdf/Documents_Reports/Obesity-Burden-Report-2011.pdf 

THE WAYS YOU

CAN HELP!

Below are some ways you can help Carolina Farm Trust.
Please fill out the form below to take action in one or more of these ways!

  Invite us to come speak to your organization or your community
•  Host a screening of The Farmer That Feeds Us
•  Volunteer with us
•  Becoming a Corporate Sponsor
•  Become an Impact Investor

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