As the tell-tale signs of spring emerge around Grace Farms’ 80 acres of meadows and woodlands, including hillsides of crocuses and the noticeable presence of wildlife, our year-round programming also takes a cue from nature. Spring launches a full schedule of programming related to experiencing nature, encouraging the arts, fostering community, pursing justice, exploring faith, and advancing Design for Freedom, a movement to removed forced labor from the built environment. Admission to our public space is free and we are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, and Sundays, 12 – 5 pm. We are closed on Mondays. Feature photo by Julian Jarry.
Below are highlights of the upcoming spring season.
March is Women’s History Month! Our annual Making Space for Women programming series honors the integral role women play in equitable communities and the workplace, highlights progress made towards gender equity, and showcases voices of leading women who fearlessly push ahead towards innovation.
Band of Sisters Friday, March 3 | 7:30 – 8:30 pm
March kicks off with The Band of Sisters, a group of six executive-level women and authors of You Should Smile More: How to Dismantle Gender Bias in the Workplace. With operating experience across over 20 industries, the group offers unparalleled insight into dismantling gender bias and building inclusive corporate culture. Hosted by Grace Farms Program Officer Karen Kariuki. You Should Smile More will be available for purchase in partnership with Elm Street Books.
$15 | member: $12
Madam President: Women Leaders in Higher Education Thursday, March 9 | 7:30 – 9 pm
Hear from visionary leaders in higher education whose transformational leadership, guiding everything from admissions to athletics to the evolution of physical space on campus, is moving education systems forward. The night features Sian Leah Beilock, president-elect of Dartmouth; Helene Gayle, MD, President of Spelman College; and Laura Sparks, President of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, in conversation about how filling roles not traditionally held by women can shape the future of education for everyone. This panel will be moderated by Grace Farms CEO Sharon Prince and followed by an audience Q&A. Students 14 and up are welcome to attend for free.