We did it! On a snowy October 30, 2020 Ausbon Sargent purchased the 144-acre Messer Farm on Little Sunapee Road. With overwhelming support from over 700 friends, members and foundations, the goal to raise $1.6M was met. We are honored that so many have helped to preserve the rural character of our community by protecting these scenic fields and woodlands.
"Protecting these Prime Agricultural soils is a huge win for the local food community. Combining these fields with the abutting fields at Spring Ledge Farm and the Moses Adams Farm create a critical mass of tillable soil within throwing distance of one another. This allows us to continue improving the soils with cover crops and crop rotations, which means we can grow food sustainably into the future. We are very grateful for all the community support and the hard work of ASLPT to see this project through to the finish line."
On December 22, 2020, Cheryl Cummer gifted a 24.5-acre parcel on Nichols Hill Road to Ausbon Sargent. The property, named the “Christopher Cummer Preserve” is named after Cheryl’s brother, and is the second property Cheryl has been involved in protecting within the town of Springfield.
This property lies adjacent to the Cummer/Lyle Conservation Easement on Nichols Hill Road, which was protected in December, 2014.
The Christopher Cummer Preserve is the 11th property that Ausbon Sargent owns in fee.Read More
On October 19th, with support from the Town of Sunapee Conservation Commission and dozens of generous private donors, the Nutting family granted a conservation easement to Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust on their 84-acre farm on Stagecoach Road.Read More