Posts by Mason Donovan

Mason Donovan owns a hay farm in Boscawen, NH and founded The Yard Project organization to protect farmland, promote sustainable organic practices and assist local farmers. He can be reached by email at
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Diversified Portfolio: Not Just for Wall Street

By Mason Donovan / July 1, 2013

Open any financial advice magazine over the past decade and the single most popular advice given will be to make sure you maintain a diversified portfolio; basically, spread your money over many different funds and investment vehicles.  They even have widgets which will rebalance your accounts and suggest different investments based on your particular goals…

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Growing Communities

By Mason Donovan / June 27, 2012

In the beginning of our humble American nation, we had strong communities tied around local family farms.  As we grew in population, the farms decreased along with the community connection.  There is a resurgence lately to not only source locally, but to once again re-establish our communal connections to farms and each other. Growing your…

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Tomato Therapy

By Mason Donovan / April 2, 2012

  There are so many reasons why we decide to be farmers. Traditionally it has been a profession passed down from one generation to the next. You were often expected to take on the stewardship of the family land. Others took up farming as an alternate revenue stream to the corporate world as either a…

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Second Life Farming

By Mason Donovan / January 9, 2012

The age old question of, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” is typically directed towards children, but has been coopted by a much older population these days.  There are many factors influencing the decision to pick up all that you have known and choose a second career.  Corporate loyalty gave way…

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