Back to Farming at Laconia State School

The Back to Farming at Laconia State School group has been advocating for agriculture to return to a portion of the Laconia State School property (the former Crockett Farm) since July 2010. The group has developed materials that provide a vision for types of activities that might be suited to the property, based on the topography, soil types, and availability of some former farm buildings. Members of the group have written letters to the editor, participated in public visioning sessions, and maintained communication with officials from the city of Laconia, which has expressed interest in acquiring the site. Visit our Facebook page for more information about the property and our ideas for its future.

For a visual representation of the agricultural possibilities on this site, check out our “Imagine” poster – Available for download as jpeg or pdf file (large file.) Back-to-Farming


Photo Credits:

Leaf Myczack of Broadened Horizons Organic Farm,  Candis Whitney – Central NH Permaculture Group, Miles Smith Farm, Lisa Morin – Belknap County Conservation District, Bill Hemmel – Lakes Region Aerial Photo, Dina Ferrell – The Olde Ways at Mustard Seed Farm

Vermont has been re-developing their former Training School, into a mixed use residential and commercial area. You can read about it here.