Land Preservation

Item Description

In the late 1960s and early 1970s Doris purchased five farm parcels in order to preserve farmland from urban growth. She directed that they be used solely for farming and upgraded obsolete barns, brought in cows, and supported the cultivation of crops.

During the 1980s and 1990s, of the approximately 2,700 acres of Duke Farms, 1,000 acres was actively cultivated and harvested farmland, and 700 acres was pasture.

Photograph: Olgart Farms, 1970s