Farms and Food

TLC Goes to Green Button Farm!

April 12, 2017

The sun was shining, yellow buttercups blanketed the fields, and pigs oinked happily as students from the East Durham Children’s Initiative fed them raw eggs as a treat. This idyllic setting for EDCI’s latest TLC-led educational field trip last Saturday was made possible by Ryan and Alicia of Green Button Farm, who generously agreed to […]

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Green Button Farm Officially Conserved with TLC!

February 9, 2016

It’s official: Green Button Farm in Durham County has been permanently conserved by a conservation easement with Triangle Land Conservancy! Green Button Farm is a 37-acre sustainable family farm in northern Durham County providing chemical-free produce, pastured chickens, pork, beef, and eggs to local households and restaurants. Owners Ryan and Alicia Butler first approached TLC […]

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Local Farms, Local Food, and Conservation in North Carolina

February 4, 2016

If you are what you eat, a community can also be shaped by what its members eat – or don’t eat. This week, TLC’s Communications Manager Diana Hackenburg explored the connections between food security, local farms, and conservation in a piece for the Philanthropy Journal, an online resource for nonprofits based out of NC State […]

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The Lindley Farm at Lindale Farm

Organic Dairy Farm Permanently Conserved

December 30, 2015

With the generosity of the Lindley family and support from members like you, TLC recently conserved the 182-acre Lindale Farm in the Silk Hope area of Chatham County. This project brings the total amount of farmland protected in this agricultural community to 565 acres! >>>Support the conservation of more local farms by donating now to […]

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Bonlee-Tick Creek Farm in Chatham County

TLC Conserves 97 Acres of Farmland in Chatham County

December 8, 2015

Contact: Diana Hackenburg Communications Manager 919-908-0056 | 419-603-0816 dhackenburg@triangleland.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CHATHAM COUNTY, NC – Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC) has permanently conserved 607 acres of contiguous farmland in Chatham County with the signing of a new 97-acre conservation easement this month.   The conserved property, located about 10 miles south of Siler City, protects […]

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In the Kitchen with TLC: Pick a Pepper!

November 12, 2015

This week, we’re excited to bring you a recipe for Stuffed Peppers by Susan Reda from Learning Outside, a TLC partner organization providing outdoor environmental education experiences at TLC’s J. Logan and Elinor Moore Irvin Nature Preserve in Orange County. By Susan Reda The Learning Garden at TLC’s Irvin Farm exploded with vibrant vegetables and […]

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Food with an Address, Not a Barcode

September 30, 2015

Adapted from the Fall 2015 issue of Conservation Connections Ryan and Alicia Butler moved from Baltimore, Maryland to a rural farm in Durham back in 2007. Alicia’s father and TLC board member Norris Cotton owned the land at the time. Aside from a farmer who owned a few head of cattle, the farm was sitting […]

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Transplanting Traditions farmer

Conservation for All Farm Tour Highlights Diversity in North Carolina Agriculture

August 19, 2015

On Thursday, August 27th, Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC) will present the Conservation for All Farm Tour in partnership with the Conservation Trust of North Carolina (CTNC), Transplanting Traditions Community Farm, and the Orange County Partnership for Young Children. The tour will be held at TLC’s J. Logan and Elinor Moore Irvin Nature Preserve in Orange County […]

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