Saturday, September 17, 2011

Ashem Farm now public thanks to LOLT

The Lowcountry Open Land Trust is currently in their 25th, or Silver Moon, anniversary and just this week made another contribution towards quality of life in Charleston. The late Mrs. Emily Ravenel Farrow used great foresight to pass down her family's 44-acre farm to the care of LOLT. The property lies adjacent to Charles Towne Landing as well as marshy wetlands that help to define the Ashley River and so much of the Lowcountry outdoors. A conservation easement on the property is held by the Historic Charleston Foundation. LOLT entered a partnership with the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) when it sold the 44-acre Ashem Farm to them. This property will now be open to the public for future forays into this preserved and peaceful nook located in West of the Ashley. To visit a website about the property visit Ashem Farm. (Note: The website denotes the farm as 55-acres, because CCPRC already owned an adjacent 11-acre tract.)

To view a 20-minute video about the Ashem Farm click here.

The Silver Moon Gala is set for Oct. 20, 2011
To view past blog entries about LOLT click here. Don't forget that Oct. 20 is the date for the Silver Moon Gala at Lowndes Grove!!

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