Under the heading of "Older News"...take a look back at CLT events....
Cheshire Land Trust celebrates its 40th with Art in Good Taste Event.
Staged in the open fields of Ives Farm, against the backdrop of the setting sun, Cheshire Land Trust celebrated its 40th anniversary with "Art in Good Taste" at the historic Ives Farm August 29th 2009. The exhibit and sale, attended by several hundred visitors showcased many very talented local artists and artisans. Artworks and crafts were on display and the farm itself, with its planted crop fields, historic barns, antique farming tools, and hiking trails was open for all to enjoy.
Along with the art, the wine tasting and the delicious food, delightful musical entertainment, with local musicians added just the perfect ambiance to create a memorable summer evening.
CLT Celebrating its Fortieth Year at the Cheshire Memorial Day Parade 2009. Larry Pivirotto created the float which was drawn over the two mile parade route courtesy of Tim Casey.
CLT members - Jim Mertz, Larry Pivirotto, Janice Yusza, Tim Casey, Kevin Wetmore
CLT rents new office space
May (2008) CLT president Kevin Wetmore announced that the governing board leased office space at 1030 South Main St. The modest office provides the trust with ample room to conduct regular and subcommittee meetings of the board and a consolidated location for file storage. Elim Park has generously made their conference room available for meetings for the past ten years but files were stored in various director's home offices. This move has helped towards getting everything in one place. Larry Pivirotto donated his carpentry skills while Jim Mertz and Kevin Wetmore painted the walls, replaced the carpet and hauled several donated file storage cabinets and tables (donated by SNET-AT&T) to the second floor office. Thanks to Bob Davis his hand carved lettered sign appoints the location.
Management Plan for Ives-Pelz Unveiled
The Mosaic Team
Dominique Gilbert, Dan Tesini, Kelsey Kidd, Teresa Sarroca, Rebecca Watters & Mark Kasinskas
CLT has made significant progress in developing a long term plan for the Ives farm and the adjacent 13 acre Pelz farm preserve. The plan addresses key areas of stewardship including soils, hydrology, woodland, riparian corridor, wildlife, public access issues and farming operations.
The management plan for the Ives-Pelz farm properties was recently unveiled to the governing board. Mark Kasinskas presented an overview of this comprehensive plan at the Annual Meeting held March 27, 2008.
Kasinskas and five other graduate students of Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies developed the advisory study based on months of work at the land trust farm properties.
The Harvest Festivals at Ives Farm
Membership Appreciation Day at Ives Farm - Sunday, October 14, 2008
Under near perfect skies throughout October, thousands celebrated the fall harvest days at Ives Farm. Tim and Dyan Casey have created a delightful experience for young and old for many years at Ives Farm. This year was even better with the introduction of a challenging corn maze made possible by the professionals at MazePlay.
Horse-drawn Hay Rides, Clowns, Fire Truck Slide, D.J., Rock Wall, Pony Rides and of course, the fabulaous Ives Corn maze added to the the month long excitement at Ives CLT joined in on the fun with a membership tour of the farm. Several families and dozens of cubscout's took a closer look at Ive's.
Corn Maze - Fall 2007
Four acres of strategically planted corn were planted at Ives Farm. This aerial photo was taken in August 18, 2007 when the corn was about 5 feet high. By early October the corn towered eight to ten feet and created two trails totaling nearly 3 miles. Hundreds experienced the MAZE CRAZE.
Cub Scouts from Pack 92 take time out for a photo-op. They joined in on one of many tours of Ives farm taken during Membership Appreciation Day, which was held at Ives Farm Oct. 14th during the Fall Harvest and Pumpkin Festival.
Ives Farm - Cheshire St. - October 15, 2006