The Trust for Public Land is working with local partners and the community to transform this neglected property into a verdant working farm and center for urban agriculture.
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.
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.
In 2006, TPL worked with the Town of Groton and the Groton Conservation Trust to assemble the funds required to purchase Surrenden Farm, the town's highest conservation priority.
Located at the heart of Park Hill, 165-acre Echodale Farm was once the
largest unprotected working farm in Easthampton and vulnerable to
In 2010, The Trust for Public Land worked with the city of Northampton to conserve Bean and Allard Farms along the Mill River, to preserve local farming for the community, and expand recreational opportunities.
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.