Spring bursts forth in a riot of color

Spring bursts forth in a riot of color

By Trilby Becker, Legacy volunteer and Co-owner of Sunseed Farm Also see Trilby’s previous guest post about planting the bulbs that, happily, yielded these flowers! Wow! I admit I had my doubts, but spring has worked its magic and raised a riot of color from the heavy soil I was sure had smothered my flowers. In […]

Sesquicentennial farm protected forever

Sesquicentennial farm protected forever

A sesquicentennial farm—in the same family for over 150 years—is now permanently protected through Washtenaw County’s Natural Areas Preservation Program (NAPP). The farm, owned by Donald Doll since 1962, consists of 186 acres of rolling farm fields, forest, and wetlands off Heim Road in Chelsea. He and his late wife Therese raised their six children […]

Brines Farm

Brines Farm

Get to know Shannon Brines, a local farmer farming on Legacy-protected land!   by Shannon Brines as told to Erin Mittendorf Shannon’s farm was protected in 2012 by the Farrell/Lawson family, with help from Legacy Land Conservancy, Webster Township and the Federal Farm and Ranchlands Protection Program. I started farming in 2004 out of my […]