Farms and ranches

Forty-five minutes from Honolulu, a patchwork of small fields run from the Kamehameha Highway to the base of the mountains, where local farmers grow a bounty of delicious produce. 

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.

With help from The Trust for Public Land, a scrappy group of volunteers pioneers a new way to support community agriculture.

Protecting the land and livelihood of the Nelson family, fifth generation ranchers in rural Washington.

An agricultural enclave in the southwest corner of Connecticut, the village of Southbury, and the surrounding countryside were author and columnist Gladys Taber's writerly muses.

This spectacular valley in south-central Colorado is one of the last remaining places where ranching is still the main way of life. Since 2000, we have spearheaded an ambitious and collaborative program to preserve the beauty and way of life in the Wet Mountain Valley.

In late 2008, TPL worked with the Triangle Land Conservancy to purchase Riverwalk, 329 acres at the juncture of the Neuse River and Marks Creek.

Established in 1956, Arcata's community forest is the oldest city-owned community forest west of the Rockies.

Covering 31,300 acres of remote forests, streams, and ponds, the Androscoggin Headwaters near Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge is one of the largest unprotected properties remaining in the state of New Hampshire.

A Vermont woodland now owned by the community with 70-miles of heart-pounding mountain biking trails created out of 355 acres of former quarry land.