2016 Farmland Protection Grants Awarded
At its August meeting, The 1772 Foundation, partnering with the Land Trust Alliance, awarded $1,000,000 in grants to seven land trusts protecting farmland within a 100-mile radius of Boston or New York City, the foodsheds of these cities.
Grants ranged in amount from $35,000 to the grant maximum award of $250,000.
Grantees are listed below.
|Buzzards Bay Coalition||Carvalho Farm||Fairhaven, MA||62||$100,000|
|Monadnock Conservancy||Windyhurst Farm||Swanzey, NH||67||$35,000|
|Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust||7 farms||Montague & Wendell, MA||544||$165,000|
|New Jersey Conservation Foundation||Higgins Property||East Amwell Township, NJ||152||$150,000|
|Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire||Bodwell Farm||Kensington, NH||322||$150,000|
|The Nature Conservancy||1 farm||RI||397||$150,000|
|The Scenic Hudson Land Trust||Breathe Deep Farm||Claverack, NY||401||$250,000|