19th-Century farm to be conserved in New Hampshire


LISBON, N.H. (AP) — A 19th-century New Hampshire farm will be conserved forever by the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust.

The trust has closed on the conservation easement of 30 acres donated by Dori Hamilton, the Caledonian Record reported Friday.

The farmhouse, dubbed Tranquil Vewe Croft, was built in 1885 and was started by an Irish farmer, Hamilton said.

The trust is working with retiring farmers to determine what will happen to similar properties, ACT Executive Director Rebecca Brown said.

Brown said food security and potential disruptions to the supply chain are among the concerns being addressed in farmland conservation.

“Can we grow all of our food locally?” said Brown. “No, that’s not realistic. But we have to do better than what we are doing now.”