From the 1800s until the early 20th century, the Plimpton family grew fruit and vegetables and raised livestock on their 320-acre farm.
There are 2,600 vacant lots scattered throughout Boston-and they've got potential. The Trust for Public Land is working to transform unused, city-owned land into neighborhood farms that will create new job opportunities and provide residents with locally grown, nutritious produce.
When the Northfield Mount Hermon school closed its campus, residents were concerned that the forest might be sold and developed.
This farm has been an open landscape and active farm through a succession of different owners since the early 1600s. In recent years, however, the site's location near West Bridgewater's busy commercial area has made it the focus of several plans for commercial development.
We helped arrange the purchase of 81 acres on Elmwood Farm as public open space, preserving Hopkinton's rural character and ensuring that the extensive hiking trails will always be open to the community.
Buffalo Hill Farm, located fifteen miles south of Worcester, has a rich history.
Established in 1943, Griggs Farm was the place to go in Billerica for spring tomato plants or fall pumpkins. But by the 1990s the farm had been hemmed in by retail malls as the town's character grew more suburban.
We helped Bolton residents and the local land trust preserve the adjoining Schartner and Nicewicz farms that had supplied the community and region for generations with a variety of fruits, flowers, and vegetables.
In 1990 TPL helped the National Park Service acquire 3 acres to house the headquarters of the Lowell National Historical Park.
The 190-acre Hassanamesitt Woods property in Grafton is believed to contain the core remains of one of fourteen "praying Indian villages" in southern New England established to encourage Native Americans to convert to Christianity.