In the fall of 2015, POST worked with Christine Pielenz and Bill Laven to protect their 300-acre Potrero Nuevo Farm with an affirmative agricultural easement. This farm is located in Tunitas Creek Valley of Half Moon Bay, and they make crop rotation, cover cropping and organic compost an integrated part of their operation. The easement protects the farm from development and ensures a portion of the property will always remain in agricultural production.
With the property’s rich soils, rolling hills, organic produce, migratory bird habitat, two wonderful owners and a popular bike hut… there are so many reasons to love this farm, we have listed our top ten in this digital book.
Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. Since its founding in 1977, POST has been responsible for saving more than 80,000 acres as permanently protected land in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. Learn more