Farms are Essential

Farms are Essential

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Petition to
Lower Makefield Township Board of Supervisors Chairman Dr. Fred Weiss and

Why this petition matters

Support preservation of historic Patterson Farm in Bucks County, PA. Your signature supports preservation of local agriculture, American history and natural habitat.

Patterson Farm was founded in 1683 by Quaker immigrant Thomas Janney, a member of William Penn's Provincial Council. It has been farmed continuously for over 300 years.

In 1998 Lower Makefield Township obtained ownership of the 234-acre Patterson Farm by Eminent Domain taking from farmers Thomas & Alice Patterson. The Patterson's had owned and taken fastidious care of their magnificent farm for nearly 50 years.

Today the National Register farm taxpayers paid to preserve is in sad disrepair, defunded and poorly managed by the governing body. It is listed on Preservation Pennsylvania's At-Risk list and is threatened by encroachment of non-farm uses within the local Agricultural Security Area. Sign to support preservation and responsible stewardship. 

Patterson Farm Preservation, Inc. is a 501c3 volunteer group formed in 2015 to PRESERVE & RESTORE historic Patterson Farm for present and future generations. Proper stewardship means passing the farm on to future generations in better condition than we received it.

YOU CAN HELP: Please, add your signature to implore Lower Makefield's elected officials protect the 38 acres that remain unprotected, and to embrace preservation by allowing Patterson Farm Preservation, Inc. to accomplish restoration of the farm's homes and buildings. 

Agriculture, history and unspoiled natural areas matter. Thank you for supporting preservation. PLEASE SHARE! 



6,561 have signed. Let’s get to 7,500!