The Aldermere & Erickson Campaign
Wow! We’re so impressed by the generosity of every donor who has given to the Aldermere and Erickson Campaign.
Thanks to all the gifts we’ve received so far, we are now over 99% of our aspirational $4.4M goal!
We have just $36,500 left to raise for one remaining project—installing solar panels on the barn!
What's the Campaign all about? Watch this short video to learn more!
More Campaign details
The Campaign's success is a huge achievement that has helped us build a new barn and Visitor Center, make essential infrastructure and equipment upgrades, and improve accessibility to Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields.
As Maine Coast Heritage Trust preserves, Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields have become life-changing community gathering and learning places for the greater Camden-Rockport area.
Through these exceptional preserves and the generosity of donors, we’re connecting thousands of people to the outdoors, feeding our community, educating youth, supporting fellow farms, and demonstrating sustainable farming practices.
What this Campaign makes possible:
A new barn and visitor center at Aldermere Farm
This new structure will increase operational safety and efficiency for staff, support youth programs, serve as a demonstration facility for other farmers, and allow us to welcome more visitors to learn about the farm and MCHT’s coast-wide work. This wheel-chair accessible and solar-ready structure will open to the main barn, with a balcony to look out over day-to-day activities at the farm.
A facility to house breeding bulls at Aldermere Farm
This new structure will keep cattle safe and facilitate sharing services and equipment with other farms.
A shelter in the pasture on the north end of the property at Aldermere Farm
This new structure will prevent over-grazing of the farm’s pastures.
An open-air barn in the garden at Erickson Fields
This structure will replace a temporary tarp building (now ten years old) and allow staff to keep equipment on site—freeing up time for programming, gardening, and food distribution.
New roadside barns at Erickson Fields
The current roadside barns will be redesigned/rebuilt to allow staff and program participants to wash, pack and distribute produce more safely and efficiently, and enhance food security efforts. The current roadside barns are 75+-year-old farm outbuildings originally built for livestock.
New and improved signage at both preserves
Engaging signage will educate visitors on a wide variety of topics such as sustainable farming, history of the land, invasive plant management, and the myriad benefits of land conservation.
Trail upgrades at both preserves
More accessible trail options will open outdoor experiences to visitors of all abilities.
Essential new equipment
A truck and tractor will drastically increase efficiency and impact at both preserves.
Investment in the endowment
Investments in the endowment for these preserves will ensure there is funding to maintain these essential infrastructure updates.
Make a Difference for Places You Love
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Your gift today will bring us closer to a successful campaign, extending the reach and impact of Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields and ensuring future generations stay connected to the land, our rich farming heritage, and one another.
Thank you for your generosity!
For more information, please contact:
Planned Giving and Major Gifts Officer
Director of Engagement