Monday, June 2, 2008

Opening of Powisset Farm in Dover planned for Sunday, June 8

The Trustees of Reservations will hold a Grand Opening of Powisset Farm on Sunday, June 8th. The farm located at 37 Powisset Street in Dover, is the 99th property to be added to the Trustees’ extensive, statewide reservation system.
Powisset Farm is also celebrating its second year in operation as a Community Supported Agriculture farm.
Powisset Farm features a classic old barn, pond, pigs “Tink” and “Molly,” chickens, 104 acres of fields, and more than a mile of new hiking trails.
Visitors are invited to stop by the farm on opening day at 1 p.m. for a welcome and ribbon-cutting, chance to enter-to-win one of three Winter community-supported agriculture farm shares, and opportunity to meet the farmer, walk the trails, greet the animals, and enjoy some tasty treats with friends and family.
Come discover what makes this a special place in Dover, including the new Powisset trail. Meanders through the front pasture, past the vegetable fields, and into the back wildflower meadows before linking to a network of trails running through Hale Reservation.
Also new to the farm this year is an expanded pick-your-own flower garden, benches, and picnic tables for all to enjoy.
For more information, please call 508.785.0339 or visit The Trustees at

About The Trustees of Reservations Statewide: The Trustees are 100,000 people like you, from every corner of Massachusetts, who share a deep set of similar values — a love of the land, the outdoors, and the distinctive charms of New England—as well as a shared vision of celebrating and protecting these special places for everyone, forever. Founded in 1891 by Charles Eliot, an open space visionary and protégé of the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead, The Trustees of Reservations are the nation's oldest statewide land conservation trust and nonprofit conservation organization. With 99 reservations, comprising nearly 25,000 acres—all open to the public—Trustees properties are tremendously diverse. From mountains, open meadows and parks, to working farms, stately homes and gardens, 70 miles of stunning coastline, and five National Historic landmarks, Trustees reservations offer something for everyone. The Trustees also hold perpetual conservation restrictions on more than 16,000 acres—a total larger than any other conservation organization in Massachusetts—permanently protecting scenic and natural areas from development, and have worked with communities and other conservation partners to assist in the protection of another 16,000+ acres around the state. The Trustees’ volunteers, members, donors, staff, and governing board all “hold in trust,” and care for nearly 100 places of cultural, natural, and historical significance, called "reservations." Statewide, The Trustees employ 165 full-time, 46 regular part-time, and 350-400 seasonal staff with expertise in ecology, education, historic resources, land protection, conservation, land management, and planning.

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