Community Joins in Designing 'New' Pitney Farm

Thanks to The Saratogian and Times Union for their coverage of Sunday’s public forum at Universal Preservation Hall. The Saratogian both profiled Barbara Glaser and reported on the event. Here’s The Times Union’s report and The Daily Gazette's. 

In addition to presentations made on the history of the project, the open-space movement in Saratoga Springs, the conservation easement, and the zoning change that PMCF will request, more than 100 people participated in our ten breakout sessions. This was the real business of the session: getting input from the community on how to make the most of the farm’s 166 acres and creating the volunteer teams that will be necessary to carry a range of initiatives forward.

  Among the ten breakout groups that met was this one, which focused on the development of a Pitney Farm History Center. 

Among the ten breakout groups that met was this one, which focused on the development of a Pitney Farm History Center. 

These are the categories we broke into;

  • Community Gardens
  • School Connections
  • Trails
  • Building Renovation
  • History Center
  • Animals on the Land
  • Articulture: Synergies Between Art and Agriculture
  • Future of the Farm Fields
  • Field-to-Table Bistro or Café
  • High Tunnel for Events and Education

Moderators leading each session are being asked to submit their notes here. We’ll compile these in a series of reports that will guide our effort going forward. 

  Another forum highlight: our unveiling of the pmcf logo

Another forum highlight: our unveiling of the pmcf logo