November 18, 2020| Food
Photo by Stacy Funderburke

This webinar (recorded on November 18, 2020) features the Working Farms Fund, an innovative pilot program launched in metro Atlanta to create a healthier, more equitable and resilient food system with ambitions to expand nationwide. Working Farms Fund stops farmland loss before it is too late and invests in the future of our food system to secure long-term outcomes for healthy food production, climate, economic justice, and conservation.

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September 3, 2019| Food
“We need to keep farms working. And young people that want to do this, who are capable of doing it ... they just need a shot.”

- James Vaughn, 63-year-old, multi-generational farmer

“In order to scale up there’s going to have to be a lot of capital coming into the farm. At my age, most people have not built the capital to have access to land.”

- Demetrius Milling, 24-year-old, next generation farmer


With the average age of U.S. farmers approaching 60 years old, it’s time to think about the future of farming in America. 

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July 12, 2018| Food
Freshwater Institute Advancements Meet Sustainable Seafood Challenges
For 30 years, The Conservation Fund's Freshwater Institute has led the way in developing environmentally-friendly, land-based recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) technology, which grows high-quality fish, recycles water, repurposes waste and can be produced anywhere. 

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December 7, 2017| Food
 Chatham University is Leading the Way to a More Sustainable Future
Chatham University's Eden Hall Campus is pioneering a vision for a new kind of campus—one that strives to create more energy than it uses, and immerses students in sustainable practices in all aspects of daily life. The Conservation Fund's Freshwater Institute teamed up with the university to design and build its state-of-the-art aquaculture lab, which is sustainably raising trout that will be served in the school cafeteria and available in the surrounding community.

Watch the video to learn more about our role and about Eden Hall Campus' vision for a more sustainable future.

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April 6, 2017| Food
The Conservation Fund and CSX have teamed up to support local efforts in West Virginia’s southern coal region to improve healthy food options for children and families living below the poverty line by enhancing farm production and increasing both access to and the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables available. 

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October 11, 2016| Food
Learn about the Conservation Fund's Freshwater Institute and our recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), which make it possible to grow salmon on land.

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