- November 29, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Join Stewardship Manager Margaret Gerber for a guided walk of Crystal Spring Farm (North) to forage for items from nature, such as red berry and evergreen tips, to decorate your home leading into winter. Margaret will talk about what materials make a charming holiday wreath and a bit about the history of forestry on CSF; answer questions about how land trusts work to conserve land, provide public access trails and manage conservation easements; and talk about the different ways BTLT partners with farmers to provide farmland access.
Crystal Spring Farm is a 321 acre property conserved by BTLT incrementally over nearly 20years, beginning with the first parcel’s conservation in 1994. The property has an agricultural legacy, long being a dairy farm and creamery. Since BTLT conserved the property is has been home to sheep, pigs, a thriving CSA and, for the last few years, to a mixed vegetable organic farm. The property has 5 miles of trails open to the public year round for hiking and cross-country skiing, a U-pick blueberry barren, the Tom Settlemire Community Garden, and has been home to the Crystal Spring Farmers’ Market for 20 years.
Please bring a bag and snips. Masks, and social distancing are required of participants. The event is capped at 6 people, registration is required.
CSF – North is the location of one of our trail heads, as well as our Tom Settlemire Community Garden and Labyrinth in the Woods