An Abundant Land

(1999) A 45-minute audio driving tour. Designed to be played while driving through West Marin County, California, the tour introduces visitors to the family farmers of this area. Narrated by Peter Coyote.

Claire Schoen: Producer/director, sound recordist/editor
Marin Agricultural Land Trust: Executive Producer

Program Summary: In the face of relentless development pressure, how did densely populated San Francisco maintain an agricultural greenbelt just north of the City? A lot of the credit goes to two women: dairy farmer Ellen Strauss and environmentalist Phyllis Faber. As plans were being laid for a 4-lane highway, housing developments and a shopping mall in West Marin, these two women came up with the idea of an “agricultural land trust.”