Dee and Ed Baptist

Dee and Ed Baptist of Ithaca, Tompkins County, NY

Did the conservation easement affect your decision to buy the land?

Yes, the conservation easement made the property attractive for us, as we wanted to keep a large expanse of the land in forest  and in perpetuity for our children and our children’s children and their children – for generations to come where that is possible.

Are you happy to own land that is protected forever?

Land protection and preservation and even land replenishment and reclamation is part of who we are, and we are happy with the decision.

Anything else you would like to add?

We enjoy working with the FLLT and look forward to many years of a mutually beneficial relationship. We invite FLLT members and supporters to participate in our Community Shared Agriculture program. We have benefited greatly from the produce that is grown on our property, and we are happy to share this with the larger community.

Feel free to contact us for details at or see our work on Facebook at Fort Baptist Farm LLC.