Farms and Food

A new season of growth on the farm

April 5, 2021

Along with Spring arrives abundant growth at Williamson Preserve! Visitors to the preserve will notice a flurry of activity as new farm projects break ground. As our dynamic community of farmers at the preserve grows, keep an eye out for new faces and exciting collaborations. There are also plenty of new happenings with our established […]

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Forever Farmland

April 4, 2021

Since our founding in 1983, TLC has protected more than 4,000 acres of farmland across the Triangle. Well-managed farms and associated woodlands enhance our communities by producing food and other crops, safeguarding water, and sustaining local economies. North Carolina is one of the top agricultural states in the nation, with food, fiber, and forestry forming […]

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574 acres protected since July

January 12, 2021

Between July and December 2020, TLC’s Conservation team has worked diligently to protect an additional 574 acres of land! In December alone, our team protected 399 acres through Conservation Easements, which are agreements that place legal restrictions on the property to permanently protect the natural resources and limit future development.  TLC staff monitors these eased […]

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Pollinator Habitat

TLC’s Williamson Preserve now open

September 22, 2020

Triangle Land Conservancy’s new nature preserve now open in Wake and Johnston counties  Triangle Land Conservancy’s 405-acre Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve offers 9 miles of walking and biking trails that connect to the Neuse River Greenway.  TLC purchased the land in 2013 from the daughters of Bailey and Sarah Williamson, who wanted the land conserved and donated […]

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Photo of Family Walking Outside - TLC Hiking Challenge

Williamson Preserve open with 7 miles of trail

September 20, 2020

  Triangle Land Conservancy is thrilled to finally open Bailey and Sarah Williamson Farm & Nature Preserve, where 405 acres of forests and fields are home to 7 miles of walking and biking trails, two farmers (with another to start soon!), and a new office for TLC staff and farmers. Williamson Preserve fulfills all four […]

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New Faces, New Spaces

September 12, 2019

Our excitement is growing as work kicks into high gear at the Sarah and Bailey Williamson Preserve at Walnut Hill for the Grand Opening on April 25, 2020! We have welcomed the first farmers to the property through our partnerships with Wake County’s NextGen Farming Program and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and […]

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TLC Goes to Green Button Farm!

April 12, 2017

The sun was shining, yellow buttercups blanketed the fields, and pigs oinked happily as students from the East Durham Children’s Initiative fed them raw eggs as a treat. This idyllic setting for EDCI’s latest TLC-led educational field trip last Saturday was made possible by Ryan and Alicia of Green Button Farm, who generously agreed to […]

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Green Button Farm Officially Conserved with TLC!

February 9, 2016

It’s official: Green Button Farm in Durham County has been permanently conserved by a conservation easement with Triangle Land Conservancy! Green Button Farm is a 37-acre sustainable family farm in northern Durham County providing chemical-free produce, pastured chickens, pork, beef, and eggs to local households and restaurants. Owners Ryan and Alicia Butler first approached TLC […]

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Local Farms, Local Food, and Conservation in North Carolina

February 4, 2016

If you are what you eat, a community can also be shaped by what its members eat – or don’t eat. This week, TLC’s Communications Manager Diana Hackenburg explored the connections between food security, local farms, and conservation in a piece for the Philanthropy Journal, an online resource for nonprofits based out of NC State […]

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The Lindley Farm at Lindale Farm

Organic Dairy Farm Permanently Conserved

December 30, 2015

With the generosity of the Lindley family and support from members like you, TLC recently conserved the 182-acre Lindale Farm in the Silk Hope area of Chatham County. This project brings the total amount of farmland protected in this agricultural community to 565 acres! >>>Support the conservation of more local farms by donating now to […]

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