news and press

Leap of Kindness Day

Leap of Kindness Day was invented by the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce in 2016 as a way to encourage the community to do something good with their "extra day." Once a month, approximately eight Wildwood Programs members spend the morning doing trail work on one of...

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129 acres of forever farmland

“Saratoga PLAN is pleased to have had the opportunity to assist Mr. Bowman in realizing his goals of protecting this farmland,” said Michael Horn, Conservation Director for Saratoga PLAN, adding “the property’s high quality, well-draining soils are ideal for farming,...

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feast raises 120,000

On Thursday, September 19, over 500 people mingled and munched their way through dozens of farm to table tasting stations. Saratoga PLAN’s 14th annual fundraiser raised approximately $120,000, funds that will support continued conservation projects throughout Saratoga...

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Farms and Vendors of Feast 2019

Volunteer chefs partner with wonderful area farms to create unique, delicious, and healthy dishes. Local vendors supply a wide range of products for your sampling pleasure.  Saratoga PLAN is extremely grateful for community effort and the contributions made by our...

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largest farm project complete

With a conservation easement in place on nearly one-third of the farm, Linda Barber, the female force behind the Barber Bros. Dairy Farm operation for the last 50 years, can finally begin to enjoy views of her property without fear of encroaching development. “I don’t...

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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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