I’m not a farmer — what can I do?

  • Martin Anderton and his son, Jack, hold chicks that are feeding within, and protected by, a mobile pasture brooder at Big River Chestnuts in Sunderland. Staff Photo/Kevin Gutting

Published: 6/13/2019 3:47:25 PM
Modified: 6/13/2019 3:47:13 PM

Here are suggestions from the farmers featured in this story:

■Plant an edible, no-till garden of any size — even a window box. 

■Plant a tree.

■Become familiar with pending legislation such as the Massachusetts Healthy Soils Bill and talk to your representatives about the issue.   

■Shop locally to support farmers and craftspeople and cut down on fossil fuel transport.   

■Invest in funds that will aid farmers, such as Dirt Capital and PVGrows (Pioneer Valley Grows Investment Fund) and encourage them to support carbon farmers.  

■If you eat meat, make sure it’s grass-fed.

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