The Sharon Historical Society & Museum Announces CT Humanities Grant Award for Reinventing Farming

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The Sharon Historical Society & Museum Announces

CT Humanities Grant Award for

Reinventing Farming

Sharon, CT: The Sharon Historical Society & Museum is being awarded a $4,700 CT Humanities grant for the project, Reinventing Farming: How Small Farmers in the NW Corner are Finding Niches Amidst Climate Change, Industrial Farms & Large Supply Chains.

The project is scheduled for February to May 2022 and will include 5-minute issue-based videos, an exhibit of changing farming implements, including photos of local farms over time, and four moderated panels with local farmers and agriculture teachers. The films will be part of the oral history collection of Sharon Historical Society & Museum.

The project is led by Carol Ascher, an independent researcher, published author and journalist. Marel Rogers, serves as videographer and project registrar. Jonathan Doster, professional photographer and videographer, serves as videographer, post production editor and video designer.

The Reinventing Farming Project extends our mission to collect, preserve and share Sharon stories by presenting critical issues facing Sharon and other still largely rural communities in Connecticut’s Northwest corner. The project will help local audiences better appreciate the complex situation facing both residents and farmers as the latter strive to keep farming alive amid the challenges of climate change, the restructuring of the food supply chain, and an ever-tightening market for the products of small farms. The programs and exhibits will be free to the public.

Author: Harlem Valley News