L A C H A T

NEWS;

Please go to the official webpage: http://lachattownfarm.org/    


OUR RESEARCH NOTES





CALL TO SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
"Call" and "Lease/Sub-lease" links here are to documents from Town website
 
YES or NO on lease/sublease -
About Town has been following this "story" all along, and we now have organized all our various notes from attending different Lachat committees (beginning 2001).







    

COME ON DOWN - MUSIC IN THE AIR TONIGHT AS LACHAT SUMMER SEASON OPENS...
How much fun is Weston in the summer?  You just can't make it  up!!!  We're all Weston farmers, one and all - cool farmers.









PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP OF SOME SORT?  MOVING AHEAD WITH RESIDENT FARMER...
October 21, 2017 meeting - Board of Selectmen begins next phase of Lachat Town Farm Organization Plan drawn up by M.B.A. in Sustainibility:  How to retain functional operation 24/7 without incurring town debt or responsibility.







WHAT A GREAT SUMMER IT HAS BEEN AT OUR TOWN FARM!!!

             
AWESOME VOLUNTEERS - PARTY ON AT LACHAT - THANK YOU!!!  OR "THANK MOO!!!"
A major undertaking, bureaucratically speaking, we thought.  But what a marvelous idea!!!  2017 Saturday almost all day festival (monthly) AWESOME!!!  And still my favorite.








Aerial view of the Town of Weston's part of Lachat - purchased jointly with The Nature Conservancy.

 

S U M M E R   
A subject for art work and our new graphic experiment!


Lachat farmhouse receives grant
By Weston Forum on July 13, 2016

The Friends of Lachat have been awarded a grant to restore the windows and add a security system to the circa-1770 farmhouse at Weston’s Lachat Town Farm.

The farm is receiving a $2,656 grant from The 1772 Foundation, administered by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.

“We are thrilled to receive this grant, and thank the Connecticut Trust for their ongoing support of Lachat Farm..”

More good news and photos here:  http://www.thewestonforum.com/66597/lachat-farmhouse-receives-grant/?utm_source=Weston+Forum&utm_campaign=dde9596f2a-FO_ONLINE_TODAY&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_848b12f59d-dde9596f2a-193260349





S P R I N G



FARMING FAMILY
It is now Spring 2016, and the FORUM has a lovely article about farming:  http://www.thewestonforum.com/61475/wells-hill-farm-in-weston-cultivates-interest-in-farming/

Weston LWV hosts "conversation" about our Town "DNA"...Lachat Town Farm and the Historical Society invited speakers!
Saturday, January 30, 2016, 10:30am to 12 noon
Town Hall Meeting Room



   

NEWS:
Computer lithography "Lachat Back Barn" - Happy New Year!  Artist's rendering (r) of Homestead with porch, as it was in @2013.







BEFORE THERE WAS AN ABOUT WESTON WEBSITE, THE TOWN OF WESTON, AT TWO SEPARATE SPECIAL TOWN MEETINGS, PURCHASED, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NATURE CONSERVANCY, 32 ACRES INCLUDING THE HOMESTEAD AND THEN THE 10 ACRE HILLSIDE OF THE LACHAT FARM (1997 AND 1999)...ABOUT WESTON WEBSITE OBSERVATIONS BELOW.



PROPOSALS FOR LACHAT SCALED DOWN THRU THE YEARS...IN PHASES AS FUNDING IS OBTAINED
Proceeding in phases as funding is obtained.  Pages noted below included as resources for historical development of the Lachat Town Farm


NATURE CENTER

NATURE CENTER PROPOSALS

GATEWAY DESIGN

Gateway Designs Not Chosen

LACHAT CONSERVATION / EDUCATION CENTER
BOARD OF FINANCE BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING FY '07

LACHAT BUILDING & MAINTENANCE

SMART GROWTH - always kept in mind...

LACHAT 2010

LACHAT OVERSIGHT which became (the link following is to official minutes) THE LACHAT TOWN FARM COMMISSION

G.M.O. issue and how it is growing...as well as other new ideas.





New Connecticut farmers looking for affordable land are having a tough time.

Hartford Courant
Gregory B. Hladky Gregory B. Hladky
Nov. 30, 2015

MANSFIELD — Susan Mitchell is hoping the state's newly upgraded "dating service" website for farmers can help with a very troublesome situation, and the issues have nothing to do with romance.

The problem is connecting Connecticut's increasingly elderly farm owners with a new generation of much younger would-be farmers looking for affordable places to grow crops and animals. The state's recently revamped FarmLink website is an attempt to use 21st-century technology to bring the two together...
http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-farmer-to-farmer-matchmaking-20151130-story.html







Murkowski threatens to fight new FDA appointment over 'Frankenfish' decision
Zaz Hollander, Alaska Dispatch
November 23, 2015

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski plans to fight the appointment of the next U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner over the agency’s decision that genetically modified salmon is safe to eat.

The action comes amid objections to what Murkowski and other critics call “Frankenfish” -- Atlantic salmon engineered with a chinook salmon growth hormone gene and genetics from the eel-like ocean pout that can grow up to twice as fast as their farm-raised counterparts.

The FDA last week announced the approval of a new animal drug application involving AquAdvantage salmon, a genetically engineered salmon created by AquaBounty Technologies...story in full:  http://www.adn.com/article/20151123/murkowski-threatens-fight-new-fda-appointment-over-frankenfish-decision






ACROSS FROM THE LYONS PLAINS FIREHOUSE - OPEN SPACE AT THE VERY RIGHT OF THE MAP
While Lachat Town Farm is blossoming into a destination as well as a green heart of Weston, "Viv's Vegs" at Chestnut Farm is spectacular in its own way.