Thanks to the generous support of the Dartmouth Community Preservation Fund, two federal grants, and more than 120 individual and family donors, DNRT and the Buzzards Bay Coalition (BBC) are within $100,000 of our need protect to the 128-acre Apponagansett Bay Farm on Bakerville Road and the 21-acre Eva’s Garden on Jordan Road.
APPONAGANSETT BAY FARM - 128 ACRES
Apponagansett Bay Farm lies in the center of a complex of existing protected lands that has long been a top conservation priority. The property contains critical wildlife habitat, fronts on Dike Creek which flows to Apponagansett Bay, and is surrounded on three sides by protected open space. It is a key link in a stretch of historic Bakerville-area working farms. The acquisition and permanent protection of this 128 acres represents the last large-acreage block of undeveloped land on Dike Creek.
Our conservation plan for Apponagansett Bay Farm will divide the property into three distinct parcels: 1) a 77-acre parcel on Dike Creek that DNRT will open and manage as a public reserve; 2) a 28-acre working farm parcel with a house; and 3) a 23-acre estate parcel with a house. We will forever protect these two large house lots against further development with permanent conservation restrictions, and then resell them to private buyers dedicated to caring for the properties' natural resources.
Working Coastal Farm - Now Protected and Sold!
This 28-acre working coastal farm at 205 Bakerville Rd. has two large fields with prime soils of statewide importance. It has 500+ feet of frontage on Bakerville Road lined with a classic native stone wall. The property is located amidst other protected lands with active farm operations within the region’s vibrant agricultural community.
The antique 2,450-square-foot farm house is currently set up as two apartments each with two bedrooms and one bath. The farm is supported by four barns/utility buildings, including a 4,000-square-foot wood frame building, a 1,400-square-foot building, a 1,650-square-foot garage, and an 800-square-foot storage shed.
Secluded Estate Property - For Sale!
This 23-acre private estate is ideally located amidst other protected conservation lands and farms close to the restaurants and amenities of charming Padanaram Village, its beautiful harbor, and nearby beaches. The property, located at 227 Bakerville Rd., is accessed from a long country drive winding through farmland and forest. The land was historically part of a complex of dairy farms on Apponagansett Bay and Dike Creek.
The main house is an antique Cape built in the 1800s and moved from a nearby Gulf Road farm in 1992. It has since been tastefully expanded and modernized to 6,900 square feet and includes 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3 fireplaces, multiple patios and decks, as well as an integrated three-car garage and many charming details.
EVA'S GARDEN - 21 ACRES
For over forty years, Eva's Garden has produced local, certified-organic specialty herbs, greens, beautiful flowers, and delectable vegetables. Located on Jordan Road near Allens Pond and the recently-protected Ocean View Farm, Eva's Garden is a working farm with a well-established operation employing, mentoring, and inspiring future farmers. Comprised of particularly rich agricultural soils, this strategic parcel is in need of protection to enable the continuation of farming well into the future.
Eva’s Garden will be protected with two conservation restrictions – one on the forest land and one on the agricultural land – to ensure that the property will remain as forest and farmland.