Newton Park and Conservation Lands
LOCATION: South Newton
and driving directions on Google Maps for entrance at:
MBTA: Route 52 Directions from Green Line
Other maps and aerial
photos: Newton Assessor Bing
Nearby: Nahanton Park
LONGEST WALK: n/a
SIZE: 2.25 acres
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: Newton Farm Commission (Conservation restriction held by Newton Conservators)
OPERATED BY: Newton Community Farm
HOURS: Produce available at the farm; check website for details
Newton's last farm was saved from development in 2004 when the Newton Board of Aldermen approved the proposal by the Newton Conservators to use Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds to buy the farm.
This lovely piece of open space at a highly visible location near the Charles River and Nahanton Park will again be farmed beginning in 2006.
| 1700 to 2000
||Farm is in continuous operation. In the 20th century, Newton's last farm is owned by the Angino family.
||Jerry Angino dies, and farming ceases.
||Farm is for sale; developer makes offer contingent on rezoning for multifamily housing use.
||Newton Conservators negotiates purchase of farm; Newton Board of Aldermen approves use of CPA funds to buy farm, with conservation restriction to be held by Newton Conservators.
||Board of Aldermen creates Angino Farm Commission to operate farm, with farming scheduled to begin in 2006. Commission selects Newton Community Farm, Inc., to operate the farm.
Newton Community Farm
Photos by Kenneth and Margaret Mallory
Boston Globe article: Newton Replants Its History
Angino Farm is Ready to Go
Angino Farm Commission
Background on purchase of Angino Farm
Farming and gardening links
Environmental Show videos:
Saving Newton's Last Farm
Newton Angino Community Farm
Panoramic view of Newton Community Farm at the time of its purchase by the City