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wm. h. buckley farm phase II

Property owner and farmer Mark Sacco, who donated a portion of the easement value, explained, “We’re Americans in the 21st century. We live unlike anyone in the history of the world,” highlighting the need not only to protect land in an area facing high rates of...

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featherbed lane farm preserved

Spanning 60 acres of fields and woodlands in Charlton, Featherbed Lane Farm was established in 2015. Farmer Tim Biello sells his fresh produce and eggs through community supported agriculture memberships, through his onsite farmstand and through delivery to area...

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Conservation Heroes Honored

Conservation Hero awards are given to very special people or entities that have contributed in an extraordinary way to the conservation of Saratoga County’s landscape. Conservation Heroes are recognized for their volunteer service for their communities and/or for...

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Newly Renovated Bog Meadow Trail Reopened

Many volunteers who worked on the trail attended, along with representatives of business partners, the City of Saratoga Springs, and Saratoga PLAN staff. Renovations were partially paid for by a $30,000 grant from the New York State Department of Environmental...

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89-Acre Tooker Farm Conserved

Due to rapid commercial and retail development in the vicinity, combined with the level sandy soils of the land, the development rights are very valuable and the donation of the conservation easement a generous gift to the community. The views of open fields from busy...

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Feast of the Fields 2018

In addition to enjoying the beautiful ambiance at Saratoga National, the crowd enjoyed the sounds of Hot Club of Saratoga. A silent auction provided the chance to win a wide variety of local products and experiences, including a plane ride, a boat ride, a paddling...

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Feast of the Fields Returns for 13th Year

Michelle Hall, Saratoga PLAN Feast coordinator, said, “Thanks to lots of hard work and endless planning, our staff and volunteers have once again created the premier farm-to-table event in Saratoga.” She added, “We expect to sell out, so we encourage people to get...

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Botany Tea Celebrates Nature

Fiddle-i-fee Farm is located in a productive farming area home to several major dairies and other farms. It overlooks the Hudson River with views to the Adirondack and Green Mountains. The conservation easement protects the rural character of the area and guarantees...

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