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Preserving Agriculture While Building Affordable Housing

Red Barn in Connecticut

Preserving agriculture in our state is important. Farmers have the option to preserve their land as farmland in perpetuity. But this risks pushing potential new residents out of farming communities.

This hour, we talk about how towns across Connecticut are working to balance keeping valuable farmland, while bringing in more affordable housing to farming communities. Farmland in our state is expensive, and certain zoning restrictions can make towns more segregated. 


  • Terry Jones - Jones Family Farm and Winery in Shelton, Connecticut 
  • Jacqueline Rabe Thomas - Education, Housing and Inequality Reporter at the Connecticut Mirror
  • Sara Bronin - Founder and lead organizer of DesegregateCT
Lucy is the Executive Producer and Host of Connecticut Public's morning talk show, 'Where We Live.' She’s a longtime public radio reporter covering several beats including immigration, juvenile justice and child welfare issues, education, veterans affairs and the military.
Tess is a senior producer for the Connecticut Public news-talk show 'Where We Live.' She enjoys writing micro poetry and growing herbs.
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