Charron Family Land to be Preserved

Attorney George Spatcher, Attorney and ALT Board Member Patrick Sullivan, Land Donor Ted Charron, ALT President Jay Burby, and ALT Board Member Charlie Adler, at the closing for the donation of the Charron Farm Preserve.

The Attleboro Land Trust has received a gift of 12 acres of land on Morse Avenue in Attleboro.  The land was donated by Morse Avenue resident Ted Charron and other members of the Charron family.  It was farmed by Ted’s parents and grandparents, and it is still used for the production of hay.

The donated land will be permanently conserved as the Charron Farm Preserve.  The land trust plans to complete a trail beginning at Morse Avenue, crossing some wetlands, going around the hayfields, and connecting to an adjacent preserve, the 28-acre Shaw-Denham Memorial Forest.  The Charron Farm Preserve will not be open to the public until this trail is finished, which may take a year, as boardwalks will be required.  Completion of the new trail will also mean that the Shaw-Denham Memorial Forest will for the first time be open to the public, as it has been landlocked from the time it was donated to the land trust by the Denham family in 2013 until now.

Ted Charron, an artist, has had a long association with the Attleboro Land Trust, having served on its board from 1997 to 1999, edited its newsletter, and designed its logo.  Ted knows every inch of the donated land and has observed how it serves as habitat for a variety of wild animals.  Guaranteeing that the land will be forever protected has long been his goal.

This acquisition brings the total number of acres owned by the Attleboro Land Trust to 504.  Conservation restrictions are held on an additional 236 acres.

How to Prevent Injuries When Gardening hosted at the Attleboro Community Garden

Join us for an engaging and informative presentation on “How to Prevent Injuries When Gardening,” hosted by the Community Garden. This event will take place on Thursday, June 15th, at 6pm, right in the Community Garden,

In this presentation, we are delighted to have Todd Houghton, P.T., the CEO/Owner of Houghton Physical Therapy, as our guest speaker. Todd is an expert in his field and will guide you through the essential do’s and don’ts of body positioning while gardening. He will share valuable exercises and tips to activate key muscles, enabling you to maintain a proactive approach towards gardening without experiencing pain or injury.

During the presentation, Todd will demonstrate correct body positioning techniques that will help you prevent strain and injury. He will provide you with key exercises that can easily be incorporated into your daily routine, ensuring a lifetime of happy and pain-free gardening.

Please note that in the event of rain, we have made arrangements to move the presentation to the Houghton Physical Therapy clinic located just down the road at 80 Park Street.

We are excited to have you join us for this valuable presentation. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from an expert and gain insights into cultivating healthy gardening habits. We can’t wait to see you there!


Thursday, June 15th at 6:00pm to 7:00pm


Hosted by the Attleboro Community Garden, located at the juncture of Mechanic Street and Riverbank Road, Attleboro.

(or Houghton Physical Therapy clinic if it rains) Address: Houghton Physical Therapy – 80 Park Street


Please RSVP to Organizer to confirm your attendance. We look forward to your participation and creating a proactive approach to gardening for a lifetime of enjoyable and pain-free experiences.