Vol. IV No. 26 11/15/2023
Notes from the Agriculture and Forestry Commission, November 6, 2023, Hybrid
AFC discussed moving forward with a Community Compost perhaps located at the Town Transfer Station. Chair Matt Boudreau also mentioned that at some time in the future, the Commonwealth may mandate composting.
AFC will write and submit a Town Property and Forested Land Stewardship Plan with clear objectives and attention to climate resiliency.
AFC formerly adopted their mission statement:
"The mission of the Agricultural and Forestry Commission is to promote the protection and preservation of farms, farmland, and forests by promoting agricultural economic opportunities as businesses and community resources and encouraging efforts to maximize forest health and carbon sequestration by engaging in practices that imitate nature and employ a gradient of old growth restoration strategies."
Finally, with our Town Forester, the budget for tree planting was discussed. Patrick White suggested the budget could be increased from $3000 using unspent money originally marked for establishing a Stockbridge Farmer's Market.
Photo: Lionel Delevingne