Team Fields

Team Fields

Welcome to Team Fields!

Team Fields are the sustainers of agricultural, grassland, and historic battlefield conservation in Virginia’s capital region! Join the team to help agricultural lands, open spaces, and sacred grounds thrive.

Support Team Fields

Growing Farms and Local Food

Team Fields is pushing for the protection of farms and agricultural land because we depend on this land for food, jobs, and our future. CRLC helps farmers plan for the future of their land, whether that means protecting it with a conservation easement or connecting them with resources to help steward their land today. Meanwhile, CRLC is working with urban agriculture groups in Richmond to identify and protect land, bringing local food to the communities that need it most. Your gift to Team Fields will help us secure this future!

CRLC transferred 370 acres at Malvern Hill the National Park Service.

Saving Historic Battlefields

Our region is dotted with Civil War sites, but historians rank New Market Heights in Eastern Henrico as one of the rarest. Out of the 18 medals of honor which were awarded to African American troops during the civil war, 14 of them were awarded to U.S. Colored Troops that battled Confederate soldiers at New Market Heights. While 300,000 U.S. Colored Troops fought across a many Civil War battlefields, relatively few of these battlefields been protected. Just as the community came together with CRLC to save Malvern Hill Farm, we have the opportunity today to protect battlefields under threat.

Already, CRLC has protected 28 acres in the core of New Market Heights Battlefield. We have more opportunities to protect the remaining acres, but we need your support. Please indicate in your donation if you would like your donation to directly support the preservation of New Market Heights Battlefield.


View of fields and farmhouse at Four Mile Creek Farm from New Market Road with antique plow and farm sign in foreground.
View of Four Mile Creek Farm from New Market Road.

Reviving Native Grasslands

Native grasslands were found across Virginia’s capital region long before the first settlers plowed fields and sowed crops. Native wildflowers and grasses form complex communities that feed all kinds of native birds, insects, and mammals. Recently, CRLC has taken on new projects with our partners to revive native grasslands at the James River Park System and the Varina LandLab. Restoring native habitats ensures that native wildflowers and the delightful animals that depend on them will be around for the next generation. Give a gift to support grassland restoration!

Bill Shanabruch and Gera Williams assist CRLC staff at a meadow survey at the James River Park Headquarters.
Engle FAmily Farms

Team Fields is generously sponsored by Engel Family Farms.