21 Jul '11, 8pm

Tobacco Farmers Transitioning to Diversified, Sustainable Agriculture (Video)

Tobacco Farmers Transitioning to Diversified, Sustainable Agriculture (Video)

Given the environmental and social impacts of smoking , most TreeHuggers are not huge fans of tobacco. (Cheap, biodegradable solar grown from tobacco still seems a ways off.) But what to do with all that land that was once used for growing tobacco, and what about the communities who depended on it? An enterprising community of farmers is busy finding alternatives and—from online farmers markets to solar-powered pumps—they are advancing the cause of sustainability in the process. Piedmont Local Foods from RAFI-USA TCRF on Vimeo . Francesca Hyatt of the Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA) writes about her visit to Rockingham County, NC, where farmers have been busy navigating the post-tobacco agricultural landscape to diversify their activities and find business models that offer long-term resilience. From the owner of River Birch Vineyards who is coordinat...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/tobacco-farmers-t...

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