Walking through the orchard

Funds For Farms

UPDATE! Barnard’s Orchard conserved in perpetuity!

Barnard’s Orchard is officially protected in perpetuity with the signing of the paperwork. Thank you to everyone in the community who came together to support the conservation
of this wonderful property. We would like to give a giant THANK YOU to all of those who donated or pledged gifts and spread the word. We could not have completed this project without YOU! Additional funds were received from the Federal Agricultural Conservation Easement Program, the Chester County Agricultural Land Preservation Board, and the Marmot Foundation. Much gratitude to everyone who helped ensure Barnard’s Orchard will remain in active agriculture in perpetuity!

Barnard’s Orchard


The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (TLC) worked with the Barnard family to place an agricultural conservation easement on the family property, established in 1862 and long serving the community via its orchard and farm store. Conserving the property now will ensure that the lands remain in active agriculture in perpetuity and eliminate the possibility of future development.



For every farm like Barnard’s Orchard, there are at least three more currently under threat of development. Now is your chance to help change the conversation from “Such a shame – I remember what that used to look like before it was developed” to “I remember when the community came together to save that land!”

Keep the movement going to support local farms for future generations through TLC’s Funds for Farms!

Donate online OR send check payable to TLC designated for Funds to Farms to:

32 varieties of apples at Barnard's Orchard

32 varieties of apples at Barnard’s Orchard

The Land Conservancy for
Southern Chester County
541 Chandler Mill Road
Avondale, PA 19311

TLC also accepts Gifts of Stock. If interested, all stocks are transferred via Merrill Lynch and the pertinent details are below.
DTC Clearing Number: 8862 (This is a new clearing number as of November 2017.)
Account Name: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
Account Number: 859-03963
Contact Name: Schmidt/McManus
Phone Number: 800-937-0782
*As names are not transmitted with stock transfers, please confirm your gift with Mary Armstrong at 610-347-0347 ext. 101 or admin@tlcforscc.org.

All donations are 100% tax deductible.