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Eastern Shore Land Conservancy is committed to preserving and sustaining the vibrant communities of the Eastern Shore and the lands and waters that connect them.

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Cultivating Community with CSAs

Farmers Markets and farm stands are great ways to fill up your table with local foods.  They are also excellent opportunities to establish a personal connection with the farmers that work long and hard to provide that food. For those that want to strengthen that connection, a subscription to a CSA might be the answer.  

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“ESLC Wants to Think Big and Smart with Historic Chesterfield (Carter Farm) in Centreville”

(This is an article and video interview that was published in The Chestertown Spy on May 30, 2016.) If there was a plot of land that combines the importance of history, conservation, land use and the dreams of a new Centreville it undoubtedly would be the Carter Farm on Chesterfield Road. Owned for decades by the late Judge Clayton Carter, the 72-acre property is now actively being considered as a top priority project of the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy. It is not hard to understand why the ESLC is seriously considering the two sites for both open space and smart growth residential use. The farm and house are located only a few minutes walk from Centreville’s historic downtown but has been zoned to accommodate 132 new homes if entirely built out. As the ESLC’s Center for Towns director, Katie Parks, notes in her interview with the Spy, ESLC is eager to work with a multitude of different community stakeholders to look hard and long at how the site can best be developed over the next few years. If a consensus can be created, ESLC and the greater Centreville community might indeed have the beginnings of a transformational scheme for rural towns on the Mid-Shore. This video is approximately five minutes in length.

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Recent Posts

  • Staff Highlight: Sara Ramotnik, Policy Manager
  • ESLC Helps Chestertown to Install Pinch Points at Intersection for Pedestrian Safety
  • Staff Highlight: Larisa Prezioso, Restoration Specialist
  • Delmarva-Based Conservation Partnership Awarded $1.5 Million Grant Through North American Wetland Conservation Act
  • Eastern Shore Land Conservancy Celebrates Donation of Conservation Easement: Tudor Farms up to 2,900 Acres
  • Walktober 2021
  • Cities That Serve Our Unconscious Brains
  • Spring 2021 Newsletter
  • Earth Day 2021: A Brighter Future Ahead
  • Natural Solutions To Protect Our Communities
  • Feet on The Street
  • Cultivating Community with CSAs
  • ESLC Mourns The Loss of Co-Founder, Russ Brinsfield
  • Protecting Our Promised Land
  • ESLC Introduces A Changing Delmarva