I find it very sad that the Trustees of Reservations has dismissed Jon Previant as director of the Farm Institute. Jon has given new life to the farm over the years, providing vital programs for children and adults, both seasonal and year round. The camp programs, the movies, the sheepapalooza every year, the inclusion of many organizations to share and learn from each other and the farm have all become viable, positive improvements to Island life, not to mention Jon’s involvement in vastly increasing the farm’s outreach to the Island community by its generosity in sharing food and know-how with all kinds of groups that have certainly benefited from good food grown locally.

I hope this is not indicative of how the Trustees are going to manage the wonderful farm that Edgartown has so carefully preserved, and that Jon has worked so diligently to make a true Island farm.

Barbara Thomas Murphy