Lancaster is growing. There's no doubt about it. We are growing corn and cows. We are growing strawberries and soybeans. And we are growing our communities. As we are growing all of these things, we are trying to do it smarter and more sustainably. Find out more about our community of stewards and landowners below.

A Beginner’s Guide to Hydroponics: A look at what hydroponic farming is, how it’s done, and why farmers are making the switch

April 17, 2024

When you think of farming, what do you think of? Dairy and produce farming are among the most common in Lancaster County, but many other types of farms help feed us, and their techniques are sometimes different than our local experience of farming. Hydroponics is an increasingly popular type of agriculture, but what exactly is […]

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Food Insecurity in Lancaster: A look at the Farm to Pantry Project and other ways you can combat hunger in your community

April 10, 2024

Did you know that according to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, about 47,000 people in Lancaster County face food insecurity? That’s one in eleven Lancaster citizens who struggle with limited access to good food despite Lancaster’s rich farmland and abundant harvest seasons. So, how does food insecurity in Lancaster County happen, and what can we […]

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Agri-Tourism in Lancaster: Spring and summer opportunities for fun on our farms!

April 3, 2024

With the weather finally warming up, it’s time to get outside and plan those weekend getaways! Lancaster County boasts some of the most popular tourist spots in the state, and agri-tourism is a great way to support local farmers, learn more about our agriculture, and enjoy a trip to Lancaster. Check out these agri-tourism opportunities […]

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Upcoming Events in 2024: A sneak peak at some of our upcoming events for a year of fun with LFT!

March 27, 2024

Who’s ready for a fun 2024? Even though the year has just begun, we are hard at work planning an exciting calendar of events for anyone in Lancaster looking to support farmland preservation and have a good time doing it. Learn more about our upcoming events below and get ready to mark your calendars!   […]

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The Role of Bees in Agriculture: What bees do, why they’re disappearing, and what we can do to help

March 20, 2024

It’s finally springtime, and as the weather warms and flowers bloom, it’s time for the honeybees to get to work! We all know honeybees play an essential role in agriculture, but how much do these little workers actually do? What would agriculture look like without them, and if they’re so important, why are they disappearing? […]

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