Help Us Save Nashua’s Last Working Farm
The last working farm in Nashua, a beautiful apple orchard treasured by young and old for the simple pleasures it offers, is close to being permanently protected from development or subdivision.
In fast-growing Nashua, the Sullivan Farm is the last remnant of agriculture and open land left to provide a local farm experience for visiting schoolchildren. The farm, which extends into Hollis, is less than 10 minutes from downtown Nashua (population 87,882), 25 minutes from markets in Manchester (population 109,565), and 46 miles from downtown Boston.
The easement will protect more than 500 feet of frontage on both sides of Lincoln Brook, which flows into the Nashua River. And it will preserve Coburn Pond and the scenic beauty enjoyed by drivers along Coburn Avenue and Howe Lane – such a refreshing break from the surrounding housing developments and shopping centers. Conserving the farm enlarges other conservation lands including two adjacent conservation areas in Hollis. The farm has a trail system that runs through the orchards. The easement will guarantee public pedestrian access to the trails. Click here to view the map full-size (4 MB).
Please consider providing a gift to help us bring this important project to a close. In addition to funding from the City of Nashua, the Sullivan Farm project has received grants from the Natural Resource Conservation Service, the state’s Land and Community Heritage Program (LCHIP) and Conservation (“Moose Plate”) License Program, the 1772 Foundation and private donors. Now we are turning to Forest Society members and friends to raise the remaining funds we need to bring the project to a successful close.
We have $14,000 to raise to get to the $1.4 million goal by August 30th. Please send your support today – thank you!