original slide presentation to Town Meeting from 5/6/09

I was asked to post for the record, the 2 minute slide presentation that I gave at Lexington Town Meeting during the discussion period for the purchase of Busa Farm. The context was that the Community Preservation Committee had worded the motion to purchase the property for “open space, recreation and/or affordable housing”. Knowing that farming is a valid and common use of open space in many other towns, I thought it was important that Lexington Town Meeting members see this as an option for Lexington.