Protect the Lansing Family Farm!
Lansing Family Farm is a highly productive 20-acre family farm along the Lisha Kill stream near the Niskayuna town line. Surrounded by residential development, it provides welcome open space for the community with rows of flowers, fruit trees, berry bushes, and lush fields inviting visitors for an afternoon ramble.
The Lansing Farm is vital to our community. It provides:
• Fresh produce and a wide variety of flowering annual and perennial plants;
• Support for the regional economy by selling other farms’ products at the Market;
• Habitat for insects, birds, and other animals to live and thrive and support for biodiversity;
• Protection of the headwaters and wetlands of the Lisha Kill;
• Meaningful learning experiences for children to develop their knowledge of food and agriculture;
• Local foods, reducing “food miles” to help alleviate our dependence on fossil fuels, reduce air pollution, and cut greenhouse gas emissions;
• Open space for walking and reflection;
• Scenic enjoyment for neighbors, as a recognized neighborhood landmark;
• A continuation of the farming legacy along the Lisha Kill stream; and
• A gathering place, creating a sense of belonging and togetherness for our community.
This vibrant working farm, surrounded by dense development, preserves a piece of the rich agricultural past of the region. However, with just 20 acres remaining of what was once a 1,000-acre farm, the threat of the farm disappearing is real.
MHLC aims to purchase a conservation easement on the property that will permanently safeguard the land from development.
JOIN THE CAMPAIGN to protect Lansing Farm’s 20 acres of prime farmland as a community farm and keep the land affordable for future generations of farmers.