Battle Road Farm at The Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord, MA
The Minute Man National Historical Park protects 845 acres of farmland, forest, fields and wetlands where the first battles of the U.S. Revolutionary War were fought. Each year over 1.5 million visitors pass through the park’s working farms, meadows, wetlands, forests. The natural and historical resources of the Park provide exciting opportunities for recreation as well as direct farm sales, farm-based education, and seasonal events.
In 2013, Regenerative Design Group developed a plan for the Battle Road portion of the park to help the Trustees of Reservations and the National Parks Service evaluate and capitalize on the agricultural opportunities of the land while enhancing ecological, economic and cultural opportunities in this historic landscape.
Working with historic land use studies, current ecological data, satellite imagery and existing land cover patterns, RDG crafted a series of analyses and recommendations to unify divergent aims. RDG produced a series of illustrations and technical specifications for recommended regenerative farming strategies suitable for each of the land use typologies in the Battle Road focus area. The renderings convey the unique look and feel of these strategies as an attractive new pattern language for the park.