New Conservation Plan for Coggins Farm™
The Coggins Conservation Project worked diligently to create a conservation-based plan for its first targeted tract of land in this region, Coggins Farm™. Before Coggins Farm was sold to a developer to create a 99-lot subdivision on the property, the CCP initiated extensive research and developed this plan to be a clear alternative to the private residential development. It incorporates the top priorities and concerns expressed by community members and stakeholders. It also enables this large tract of historic land to sustainably support and enrich the lives of Asheville area residents and visitors.
The core of the CCP plan is built around conservation, sustainable agriculture, and community connection. We’ve identified that open space and farmland in this region is increasingly at risk of being sold to developers/developments, as landowners and farmers are reaching retirement age. We feel it is imperative that we come together to identify and offer alternative, viable routes for retirees that enable fertile land to continue to support agricultural production, natural habitats, heritage, and the rural character of this region.
The CCP plan is comprised of the following elements. Click each box below to view particulars of the programs being researched for each element.
Our long-term mission is to build a replicable model that promotes local food production and the preservation of bio-diverse resources on existing open space and farmland in suburban/rural communities facing an increase in residential development.
We welcome your interest and encourage you to reach out with your questions and proposals for connecting to the project. Investors and strategic partners have the opportunity to be involved through the project’s conservation efforts, small-footprint development, and/or innovative agricultural programming.
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