The Conservation Trust for North Carolina, with grant support from the Triangle Community Foundation, developed a regional farmland preservation and agricultural development strategy for the Triangle. The project area includes Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Orange, and Wake counties.
- Prioritizes farmland protection areas in the Triangle.
- Identifies six strategies to conserve farmland, assist farmers, and support local food production.
- Proposes six place-based approaches to address local opportunities for farmland preservation and community economic development.
- Lays out a three-year action plan to guide initial efforts.
- GIS Farmland Prioritization Methods
- GIS Mapping Results
- List of Contributing Resource Professionals
- List of Contributing Stakeholders
- Stakeholders Ideas and Input
Farmland Protection Priority Areas
- Conservation Trust for North Carolina
- Community Food Lab
- Center for Environmental Farming Systems
- Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
- Triangle Land Conservancy
- Eno River Association
- Sustainable Foods North Carolina
Our Collective Vision
Active, productive, and economically viable farms are common sights throughout the Triangle’s rural and urban landscapes, contributing to sustainable communities and a resilient regional food system.
Six Regional Strategies to Protect Farmland and Grow the Local Food Economy
Six Place-Based Strategies
- Southeastern Johnston County Large Farms
- Western Chatham County Large Farms and Livestock
- Northern Orange and Durham Counties: Transition and New Markets
- Urban Agriculture Focus in Durham and Wake Counties
- County Line: Wake and Johnston County Small Farm Networks
- Siler City Farm Ring