Wethersfield was one of the first farms in the country to practice soil and water conservation, becoming the prototype for conservation farming on the East Coast. From the beginning of his ownership of Wethersfield, Chauncey Stillman cultivated early conservation practices, including crop rotation, contour strips, biodynamic farming, reforestation, improved drainage of lowlands, terracing steep slopes, and woodlot improvement.

Today, Wethersfield partners with local farmers to carry on its agricultural tradition.

With a focus on restoration, Friends of Wethersfield funds conservation projects that maintain the estate, gardens, and grounds in accordance with their original aesthetic splendor.

257 Pugsley Hill Road, Amenia, NY 12501

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