Capital Improvements on the Farm Get a Big Boost

Anyone who has been to the Farm knows of our unique cluster of historic barn buildings. We have been able to rehabilitate "Bill's Gathering Barn," the old slaughterhouse, for community events and to construct our high tunnel for larger events. These spaces have proven vital to our ability to offer educational programming and community events, welcoming thousands of visitors in our first years.

Seeing the need to for improved infrastructure on the Farm, Judith A. Pitney has stepped forward with a lead gift for additional capital improvements, including the construction of a permanent restroom facility with multiple handwashing stations to our property, coming this spring. Additional preservation of our existing historic buildings and new construction may be made possible by this gift as well. Thanks to this lead gift from Judith A. Pitney, for $150,000, and a supporting grant from the Lowe's Charitable & Educational Foundation of $38,000, Pitney Meadows Community Farm is in the process of having designs drawn up for a new building to be added to our cluster of historic farm buildings. Our local Lowe's store here in Saratoga will also help coordinate volunteers for the build.

A permanent restroom facility will greatly improve visitor experience, giving guests easy and ADA compliant access to restrooms and hand-washing stations, making this community gathering place an even bigger draw.Β We are so grateful to Judith and her continued dedication to the legacy of Pitney Meadows as a community asset and to the Lowe's Charitable & Educational Foundation for their partnership in funding and construction support of this vital infrastructure for the farm.

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