The aim of the Nature Initiative is to draw people into Grace Farms’ beautiful 80-acre nature preserve; restore the native plants and animals around it; and allow nature to inspire the exploration of wilderness, wildlife, and open space. To realize this vision, Grace Farms Foundation commits to environmental sustainability through operations and educational programming. We are dedicated to providing structured opportunities for visitors to refresh and explore nature, including our wildlife preserve and our public garden in CT.
"Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."
Endangered Birds are Flying High
Mark Fowler, Nature Initiative Director, discusses the increase in endangered bird populations and the joy of birdwatching with HuffPost
What is the Value of Nature and Wildlife?
Nature Initiative Director, Mark Fowler, discusses preserving open space and wild lands on a local and International level on Destination Wildlife
Grace Farms 2017 Earth Day celebration, featuring insightful programs tied to our five initiatives - nature, arts, justice, community, and faith - as well as the 80-acre landscape and its diverse habitats.
Fifty-five 500-foot-deep geothermal wells have been drilled on the property for natural, efficient heating and cooling.
35 trees on the property bear fruit of some delicious kind, including apple and plum.
16 Amphibian and Reptile species wander the grounds of Grace Farms, including the Spotted Salamander, Spring Peeper, and Painted Turtle.