Agriculture: Meet Your Match


Marilyn Anthony, Southeast Regional Director for the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA), describes the agricultural organization’s new land sharing program “Farming Futures” as “a blend of eBay and eHarmony.” Initially focused on the state’s Southeast region, the program will use a website to connect new or expanding farmers with land trusts and private landowners. The goal is to assist aspiring sustainable growers by matching them with underutilized land—and the people who control it. PASA, and program partner Farmlink, will begin selecting participants this month and hope to have a resulting farm up and running in 2011. The finished site should launch sometime next year.