May 14, 2013
What does conservation leadership look like on the ground? Farrell Farm is an appropriate and inspiring place to convene for UVLT’s annual meeting and conservation celebration. Conserved in 1989, the farm has historically played a vital part of the region’s economy – and continues to do so. Today the red barns and scenic fields support beef, hay and corn production as well as growing fruit and vegetables for the CSA and farmstand at Killdeer Farm.
Farrell Farm is one of the few places in New England where the conservation of working farmland and the development of single-family affordable housing has occurred on the same property. UVLT’s conservation project, 25 years ago was unprecedented. Community leaders and staff from the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, which provided funding for the project, will be on hand to talk about current partnerships and synergy in conservation.
We’ve got a variety of activities planned: bike and walking tours; a roundtable discussion about farmland conservation; a dinner featuring seasonal, local produce and organic beef from the conserved Winsome Farm in Piermont; music and social time; awards, election of UVLT Trustees, and a summary of UVLT’s work in 2013 and plans for the future. Check out the Annual Meeting page for more information.
Please join us at Farrell Farm in Norwich on Wednesday, June 5th to celebrate land conservation in the Upper Valley.