Creating an Agricultural Community Resource for All
The concept for Pitney Meadows Farm is comprehensive in scope. The primary goal is to preserve the farm as an open space resource while promoting agri-education with a hands-on learning experience for children and adults and fostering community interaction with agriculture. The vision called for the creation of community gardens, a children’s greenhouse, training facilities, and community farm-to-table dining opportunities.
The LA Group assisted Pitney Meadows Community Farm Inc. (a nonprofit group) by guiding the project through the regulatory process, developing a Planned Unit Development application and master plan, implementing the vision, and helping the project become a reality.
Fields have been planted with various vegetables, several of the existing barns are being renovated into classrooms and educational facilities, and fundraising has begun for the children’s greenhouse.
There are currently 50 community gardens, with demand pushing the expansion of the garden into the future. LA Group staff maintains one of these garden plots.