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Posted in Land Trust on October 17, 2011
Saturday, Oct 22, 10:30 am
The walk at Long Meadow Farm, owned by the Shepard family, will begin at 157 East Road and follow a rough farm road into the valley. Please dress appropriately and car pool if possible. Long Meadow Farm (pictured above) straddles the Alford Valley. It has been owned by the Shepards for four generations, and was conserved this year with an Agriculture Preservation Restriction. We invite you to visit our website to learn more about the benefits of conserving land in Alford.
Posted in Land Trust on April 14, 2011
Over the past three years, the Alford Land Trust has been working with John Dunn and his four children to put their farm under an Agricultural Preservation Restriction which preserves it as a farm forever. The Restriction was completed at the end of last July. We are extraordinarly grateful to the Dunn family for this wonderful gift to the Townspeople. We are currently working with another farm to do the same type of transaction and hope to complete that by mid-year.
Earlier this year, The Alford Land Trust asked the Town for opinions on trying to conserve the old Marble Quarry on East Road. There were a number of obstacles that have proven insurmountable and for the time being the project has been abandoned.
Mary Poole for the Alford Land Trust