Harvard Agriculture and Its Climate Resilience Public
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The project aimed to inventory the town of Harvard's agriculture and understand agriculture's response to climate change. The team developed an interview guide with the help of Harvard’s Agricultural Advisory Commission. Farmers on the Chapter 61/A lands lists and Ag Comm gathering list were contacted about participating in an interview or online survey. Farmers who responded were interviewed based on their preference. An agricultural inventory and 3 GIS map layers were developed based on interview responses. Future work on the project could create a more comprehensive inventory and GIS map. To encourage environmentally sustainable farming, Harvard should publicize agricultural information such as information about the Ag Comm and best practices.
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