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Special Places

As a Trustees member, you’ll receive our award-winning magazine, Special Places, published quarterly. Inside every issue you’ll find compelling articles and beautiful photography that connect you to The Trustees, to the places you love, and to conservation issues across Massachusetts. You’ll also find our extensive listings of events and volunteer opportunities near you.

Fall 2011

What's Old is New Again
History and innovation come together at Appleton Farms in Ipswich.

An Eggplant Grows in Dorchester
Boston Natural Areas Network celebrates the opening of Dorchester's newly expanded – and now largest – community garden.

From Plot to Plate
Taking the measure of people, plants, poultry, and more at Trustees farms and gardens across the state.

A New Lease on Life
Westport's former poor farm transforms from barren to bountiful.

No Superior or Equal
A new exhibit at the Ashley House in Sheffield sheds light on the life and legacy of Elizabeth Freeman.

The (Chicken) House that Dave Built
Volunteer of the Year Dave Beal takes his work – and his tools – seriously at Weir River Farm in Hingham.

A Landmark Accreditation
An old land trust learns new tricks – and passes the wisdom forward.

The Bay Circuit
Boston's Outer Emerald Necklace brings nature to the people.

People & Plovers
Delicate shorebirds find welcome respite on the sandy shores of Crane Beach in Ipswich.

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