Community Supported Agriculture is Essential. Preserve Patterson Farm!

Movement:Preservation of American Farms
This is the first petition in the movement "Preservation of American Farms."Learn more about the movement.

Community Supported Agriculture is Essential. Preserve Patterson Farm!

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Patterson Farm Preservation, Inc. 501c3 started this petition to Chair, Lower MakefieldTownship Board of Supervisors James McCartney and

Sign to support preservation of historic Patterson Farm in Bucks County, PA. Local farms & local food matter now more than ever! Demand proper stewardship of Patterson Farm.

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-agricultural 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! 

 

 

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