The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank will expand its Fulling Mill Brook Preserve in Chilmark with the purchase this week of 17 acres on Middle Road. The land bank paid $1,775,000 to siblings Emily and Oliver Rothschild for the property.
The Island Housing Trust and Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank paid $1.2 million for the property off State Road in Vineyard Haven, with a plan to build rental housing on part of the land and leave the remainder in conservation.
The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank will expand its holdings around Ice House Pond in West Tisbury with the purchase of 22 acres off Lambert’s Cove Road. The seller is FOCUS, a Christian fellowship group with a campus nearby. The land bank paid $2.3 million.
The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank has acquired 120 goats, following a two-year pilot program at the Farm Institute, and plans to deploy them as living lawnmowers as early as next week. The goats will take up residency at Waskosim's Rock in Chilmark.