The farm is situated amidst 140 acres of land of which approximately 119 acres was placed under a conservation easement in 1980. While this land has been protected from development by the White family, it is nonetheless in need of restoration due to the constant threat of invasive plant species that threaten the biodiversity of the land.
Our conservation volunteers work to remove invasive plants, restore native plants, and ensure that the land can support a healthy biodiversity of plants, insects, birds and other wildlife.
Teens restoring conservation land!
Teen volunteers can participate in this program in exchange for community service credits required by schools or other groups. We also have year-round opportunities for adult volunteers, either individually or in groups, such as company outings, church groups or clubs.
Are you a teen volunteer who would like to participate in this program?
We are working on introducing a 'native meadow' to better support at-risk insects such as the Monarch butterfly and the Golden Northern Bumble Bee. Our hope is to have a 1/2 acre meadow created by autumn of 2022.
Our conservation programs aid birds by increasing the health of the land upon which they rely. In 2020, we installed a kestrel nesting box near our native meadow project and we are ramping up the planting of beneficial and native plants.
Holly Hill is home to one of the South Shore's best remaining stands of endangered spring ephemeral wildflowers and other native plants that are disappearing elsewhere in our region. This 140 acres of land with diverse habitats for migrating songbirds, hawks and owls, grey and red foxes, fisher cats, and other wildlife is an important part of our conservation programs.
We would love your help with this important work! We have opportunities for groups, individuals and teens (who can earn community service credits). Please click the button below if you, your group, or your teen would be interested in participating.