Vision & Philosophy

Farmton is a place and a vision. It encompasses approximately 70,000 acres spanning southern Volusia and northern Brevard counties along the east coast of Florida.

Since the 1920’s, the land has been thoughtfully stewarded – with respect for the environment at the forefront of our forestry operation and other agricultural uses.

For nearly a century, Farmton has been synonymous with best management practices for agriculture and innovative, long-term conservation initiatives.

Through a genuine love of the land and thoughtful and balanced approach to sustainable development, Farmton will continue to be a special part of Florida where the environment is respected, and great places are created for people to live while responsibly enjoying the natural environment.

Farmton Agriculture

Farmton’s roots and heart are in agriculture. Timber

In 1925, Miami Corporation officers visited the site around  Farmton and Maytown in Volusia and Brevard Counties  in search of agricultural land. The initial purchase of  forty-five thousand acres has grown over the past  century to be a seventy-thousand-acre property known  as the Farmton Tract, or Farmton Tree Farm.

Growing and cultivating trees began in the early 1950s.  From 1954 to 1967, fourteen million seedlings were planted,  and cutting began in 1974. Since that time, forestry  operations have continued using best management  practices for planting and harvesting of southern  yellow pine.

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Deering Park

Deering Park is steeped in the stewardship of the land,  the connection to the natural environment and the deep  family roots that span a century.

The vision for Deering Park is a community with deep  connections to the land and to the people who will live,  work, learn and play there.  

Deering Park is a portion of the Farmton Tract.  Deering  Park currently encompasses about 6,300 acres west of  the intersection of I-95 and Indian River Boulevard in the  City of Edgewater in Volusia County. The land is currently  being used for agriculture and consists of pine timber stands,  improved pastures, oak hammocks  and forested wetlands. 

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Mitigation Bank

In 2000, Miami received permits from the St. Johns Water Management District (SJRWMD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that created the Farmton Mitigation Bank. The entire 24,000-acre mitigation bank is under perpetual conservation easement and is being managed in accordance with the terms of the permits.

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