Once the JCF was notified of the landowner’s intention to sell, Jamestown Community Farm requested and received the Town’s cooperation and participation in the project. The purchase will be structured such that the development rights will belong to the town and the land itself will belong to the Jamestown Community Farm. In addition, the Town and the JCF have submitted three governmental matching grant applications and one private foundation. Grant notifications are due between now and early summer. Then the JCF formed a fundraising committee of Board members and other key individuals, to include chairman Fred Burditt (Chairman) Jean Burditt, Mary Dacquino, Lynda Sutton, Ted and Betsy Baldwin. The committee is working on a town wide campaign to save the farm. Plans include informational and social events, distribution of bumper stickers, social media blasts, Jamestown Press inserts and whatever else can be done to inform our residents and inspire them to support the purchase of the land. We have already received almost $300,000 in private donations. Our campaign slogan is “ONE CHANCE”. The land is already subdivided into ten building lots and could be developed if we don’t seize this opportunity. Once a land appraisal is received and a purchase price negotiated, we can really begin our fundraising. In the interim, let us know if you are interested in helping.

Contact jean.burditt@gmail.com, marydacquino@gmail.com or betsybaldwin0107@gmail.com to join in.

 

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