When talking about the Ives Farm Summer Open Mic Jam -- it's just like Forrest Gump's mom said: "It is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get." It's true at our yearly open mic. Delightfully so! A couple years back, a guy named Jason Ingriselli contacted us about the Summer Open Mic at Ives Farm. He said something about growing up on Cheshire Street, near Ives Farm. He also said he recorded a song in Nashville and wondered if he could come by and s
Cheshire Land Trust is stepping onto the Pollinator Pathway along with more than 40 towns and community groups in Connecticut. It's an idea whose time has come. You can also start your own! Small. Medium. Large. Size does not matter. In the end, we will have created a Pollinator Pathway for monarchs and other pollinators up and down the East Coast Greenway (Rails to Trails). Learn more at Cheshire Land Trust's "A Day at Ives Farm" on Saturday, September 21st at Ives Farm,
When Bike Cheshire asked if they might bike on one of the land trust properties, we were on the fence about it. We have trail networks open to the public for walking and hiking, but it's low-impact recreation. We never had mountain bikes. They talked some more. It sounded like fun! We said, "Yes!" It turned out to be one terrific day. Read about it here in the Record-Journal. Story and photos: Steve Scarpa.