Community Discussion Regarding the Fort River Farm Conservation Area

Imagine this site in East Amherst as location for a public farm and gardens!

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The Town of Amherst Conservation Department invites community members to participate in a discussion regarding the pending acquisition of property in Amherst’s East Village Center.  The discussion is being held on Tuesday, October 29th from 6-8 PM in the Town Room of Town Hall.

“We are very excited about this opportunity” said Assistant Town Manager, David Ziomek.  “It is a unique parcel that has the potential to serve the community in numerous ways”.  The 19 acre lot is located adjacent to the Fort River Elementary School.  Potential uses include passive recreation and agriculture along with an interpretive nature trail.

“We are looking for public input and ideas on how this land would best serve the residents of Amherst” said Ziomek.  “With a history of agricultural use, there is great opportunity for growing food for those in need as well providing space for incubator farms for new farmers – perhaps with more seasoned farmers serving as mentors.  There are so many wonderful opportunities for collaboration “.

A map with possible uses indicated                                                                                SaulProperty All members of the community are invited to attend.  To RSVP and for more information, contact Sustainability Coordinator, Stephanie Ciccarello at (413) 259-3149 or via e-mail: ciccarellos@amherstma.gov.


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