Avalonia Land Conservancy Dutka Preserve

553 Bethel Road Griswold CT

10 acres available for farming

Avalonia Land Conservancy Dutka Preserve

  • 553 Bethel Road Griswold CT

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The Land

Is the farm currently in operation?

Yes

Type of Property Poster

Land trust or other conservation organization

Type of Farm Operation

  • Field crops

Farming Practices

  • Organic (certified)
  • Organic (not certified)
  • Sustainable

Water Sources

  • None

Soils

Variable Merrimac, Canton, Charlton and Windsor soils

Tenure Arrangement

  • Short term lease
  • Long term lease

Are there any other current leases, partnerships, or arrangements on your property?

No. Land Conservancy Preserve owned Fee Simple by Avalonia Land Conservancy.

Is the farm presently listed with a realtor?

No

Additional Information

Other Farm Amenities

  • Fencing
  • Parking space for farmer

Farm Infrastructure

  • Not applicable

Is the farm land protected under any conservation easements or other programs?

Yes

If so, what kind of easement or program is in place?

Owned Fee simple by Avalonia Land Conservancy

Have you applied for a restoration grant for the property?

No

Description

Avalonia has recently added acreage to its Dutka Nature Preserve in Griswold. There is 5-10 acres of farmland and field/pasture that Avalonia would like to keep in an Ag use. The 3-5 acre field immediately west of Bethel Road has been farmed for corn silage for decades. Once Avalonia acquired the property last year it terminated the former land owner's 3rd party farming agreement due to the farmers preferred use of inorganic herbicides (Roundup) to prep the field for planting in the spring. Avalonia is looking for a farming interest to conduct haying or organic farming. The corn field was planted in grass cover last fall. Any lease agreement would require the leasee to pay town taxes on the land