Full Circle Farm
In December 2017, East Cooper Land Trust worked with Peter and Mary Conway to place a conservation easement on the Full Circle Farm property, which is located on Johns Island. The Conways intend to conserve the land as an active farm and residence in perpetuity. While East Cooper Land Trust primarily works within the East Cooper area, occasionally a land project outside of our focus area is brought to our attention. Diverse family farms are important to our community’s past and future.
The property contains agricultural fields and horse pastures, forested uplands, forested wetlands, and a small pond. The fields on the property are suitable for crop or livestock agriculture and the forested area provides natural habitat for birds, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. “Our family’s motivation to preserve the farm is our concern that the rural character and agricultural productivity which have long characterized Johns Island is being lost to housing subdivisions,” said Peter Conway.
This conservation project provides significant public benefits including the protection of natural open space and working lands. It provides a public vista along a high-traffic road that connects to the State-designated Bohicket Road Scenic Highway which includes other agricultural, historical, and recreational sites. It is also farmed by Jim Martin of Compost In My Shoe.