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The Foundation for a Sustainable Future is pleased to offer for sale a discrete and private portion of its 1,296± acre Vermont headquarters, SHO Farm.  The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit promoting land and biodiversity conservation, ecological innovation, and the evolution of consciousness.  The Foundation is selling a portion of SHO Farm to raise funds for its rescue duck sanctuary and next wave of land-based work, including establishing a permanent wildlife preserve, researching agroecological-wild farming, and continuing its wild edibles project.

The Lower Field at SHO is often referred to as part of the “gateway” to Camel's Hump.  Located within Huntington Center, across from School Street and Brewster-Pierce Memorial School, this undeveloped parcel has been stewarded to enhance and protect its value as prime agricultural land, including a vintage apple orchard, important wildlife habitat - especially pollinators, the existence of Current Use’s newly created ESTA’s, or ecologically significant treatment areas, and the scenic view it provides community members and visitors who walk, run, bike, and drive by.  It is a very special landscape.

The land offers a wide variety of opportunities, from on-going ag and wildlife habitat stewardship, apple harvesting, recreational use for walking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, photography, enjoying Brush Brook, to the site of a single new home, to creation of a residential development to extend of our lovely village.  The land is not formerly conserved.   

DETAILS

  • 18 surveyed-acres located on the north side of Camels Hump Road
  • 1,781.8 feet of road frontage along Camels Hump Road
  • 2,099.8 feet of frontage along Brush Brook
  • hayfield, pasture, woodland, apple trees
  • predominate USDA NRCS soil classification is “Prime Farmland”
  • soil types per USDA NRCS include Hh (Hadley very fine sandy loam, frequently flooded); Hf (Hadley very fine sandy loam), StA (Stetson gravelly fine sandy loam 0-5% slope) and StC (Stetson gravelly fine sandy loam 12-20% slope) — dominate soil type is StA
  • enrolled in Use Value Appraisal Program, aka Current Use
  • no chemical treatment during our ownership, 2003 to present
  • vacant
  • no development permits

DISCLOSURES

  • buyer shall be solely responsible for payment of land use change tax if a portion, or all, of the land is withdrawn from Current Use — we are happy to assist interested parties with options for continued enrollment 
  • buyer shall be solely responsible for payment of any commission due a licensed real estate salesperson or broker who works with or formally represents them in a transaction
  • in keeping with the the mission of the seller, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and to preserve Huntington Center’s ecosystem health and charming New England character, as well as the health of the greater watershed given the extensive frontage along Brush Brook, the property will be sold subject to the following deed restrictions: 1) no chemical agriculture 2) no GMO crops 3) no hunting, fishing, or trapping 4) no animal agriculture 5) architectural review of structures 

Under our 15 years of conservation stewardship, the landscape has become a safe haven for our wildlife neighbors.  We do not allow hunting, trapping or fishing anywhere on the property.  Our mowing patterns, from the wild and wooly lawn around the Farmhouse, to our open fields and pasture, are cared for in a way that optimizes shelter and food for the wildlife while simultaneously enhances the health of our soils.  The Foundation is the property owner, and together with SHO Farm, Sanctuary at SHO, and Vermont Seaberry, LLC, we have become a duck and wildlife sanctuary creating non-harming food systems that model a new relationship with animals.

We are looking for a buyer who shares our land stewardship ethic and practices, love and protection of animals, and embraces the opportunity to continue stewarding the landscape in a similar fashion to the Foundation.

*SHO Farm was previously called Teal Farm, you may notice reference to Teal Farm or Teal Farm Center on materials. 

**Foundation Director and Vice President, Shawn Smith, is also the managing broker of Earth Asset Partnership, LP, the seller's exclusive representative.

Status

Active

Price

$225,000

Acreage

18± acres 

Region
New England | Northeastern USA
Location

Town of Huntington, Chittenden County, Northwestern Vermont

Latitude & Longitutde
Lat. 44° 17’ 36” N, Long. 72° 56’ 24” W
Access & Distances
Air

Burlington International Airport (1 hr flight from Boston & NYC)

Car

2.5 hrs to Montreal; 4 hrs to Boston; 6 hrs to NYC

Off town-maintained Camels Hump Road 

Conservation Values

Property is a part the Foundation's 1,296± acre conservation landscape which abuts Camel's Hump State Park; it is part of the greater Winooski and Camel's Hump Watersheds. Significant wildlife habitat: migratory bird stop-over, bear, moose, deer, fox, coyote, mink, otter, beaver, bobcat, fisher, weasel, turkey, rabbit, hawks, owls, hummingbirds, northern songbirds.

Recreational Attributes

Swimming, hiking, biking (mountain & road), running (trail & road), skiing (apline, backcountry & cross-country), sailing & kayaking (Lake Champlain), bird watching, star-gazing, and nature/wildlife photography.

Earth Asset Partnership, LP, and the listing broker, exclusively represent the Seller, not prospective buyers, in the marketing, negotiating and sale of the property, unless otherwise disclosed. The listing broker, nonetheless, has an ethical and legal obligation to prospective buyers to: disclose all material facts pertaining to the property known to the agent; be honest and not knowingly give false or misleading information; account for all money and property received from or on behalf of either party; and comply with all state and federal laws related to the practice of real estate. Offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice, and approval of purchase by Seller. The information presented was secured from sources deemed to be reliable, but whose accuracy we cannot guarantee. Prospective buyers should verify all information to their satisfaction. Prospective buyers should also be aware that the photographs in this brochure may have been digitally enhanced.

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