About LSS

Who We Are: Land Stewardship Solutions, LLC is a planning firm that helps clients with all aspects of land use, land preservation, conservation and local food systems. We counsel private land owners and public and private organizations in issues ranging…

Projects

LSS Projects: Maryland FarmLINK – A project for the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) Maryland Mentor Match Program – A project for SMADC Serenity Farm Master Plan – A plan for Farming 4 Hunger and Serenity Farm James City County Strategy…

Meet the Principals

GREG BOWEN Education: Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics; May 1975.   St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City MD Master of Science, Urban Planning and Policy Management; May, 1986.  The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD Professional Affiliation: American Institute of…

Chickens and Eggs and the Importance of Strong Rural Economies

At the beginning of the 20th Century, Maryland’s agriculture and forestry industries were strong and highly diverse. By the end of the century, both industries were reeling. What happened, and how the agriculture industry is finally rebounding, is described in a new report…

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Eating Local Year-Round

At a recent Sustainable Calvert Network meeting, I mentioned how the local food movement is impacting Calvert County agriculture and how easy it is to eat local, even in the winter. After the meeting, several people asked how Tamea and…

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We need a new philosophy about rural lands

In the past few decades, there has been a recognition that residential sprawl is bad for cities and towns, bad for traffic, and bad for the environment. Smart growth programs have focused on preserving farmland, concentrating new residential development in…

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