We are seeking applicants whose farming philosophies complement Greenbelt’s strategic objectives, and especially our three primary goals for Green Meadows Farm:
1) Farmland Access & Affordability. Greenbelt has a strong preference to work with farmers who do not currently own or have secure,
long-term access to farmland. We anticipate entering into a long-term ground-lease (99 years) with a farmer, allowing the farmer to own and build equity in their infrastructure in
support of their agricultural operations.
2) Healthy Ecosystems. Green Meadows Farm has direct frontage on the Ipswich River, and includes floodplain, wetlands, buffer zones and
sensitive bank resources, as well as fields with prime agricultural soils. A strong preference will be given to applicants proposing agricultural operations that use organic,
regenerative, and/or other sustainable methods that build and improve soil health, and that avoid synthetic herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and fertilizers.
3) Public Access. Greenbelt is committed to providing public access to open space, and to supporting an engaged, active,
conservation-minded community. Green Meadows Farm is located in the heart of a large network of protected open space, which includes an extensive interconnected trail system that
is well used by the public.
Greenbelt is grateful to several professional and staff photographers whose work is featured prominently within our website.
Thank you Jerry Monkman / ecophotography.com, Lynne Holton, Kindra Clineff, Adrian Scholes and John Raleigh.