Grace Farms invites you to spend the day learning how to practice sustainability through education and hands on interaction with local businesses and not-for-profits in the community. The program will be offered in three workshops focused on interaction with the Earth through gardening, farming, and utilization of open space.
Workshop 1 | Food Justice & Local Gardening
Enjoy lunch in the Commons provided by Snow Hill Farm, during which Laura O’Donohue from Snow Hill Farm, Nicole Straight of Food Rescue U.S., and Grace Farms Foundation Commons Manager Neena Perez will discuss the importance of local food and how unused food can be donated locally to those in need.
Workshop 2 | Closed Loop Gardening
In our Community Garden, speakers Nick Skeadas from Curbside Compost, Jen Cipriano from Copia, and the New Canaan High School Bee Club students will educate participants on the importance of bees and pollinators in our ecosystem, small gardening, and composting in your home.
Workshop 3 | Open Space Preservation
Mark Fowler, Grace Farms Foundation Nature Initiative Director will lead an informative discussion about the agricultural history of Grace Farms Foundation’s 80 acres and the importance of open space for our Earth and its inhabitants. Participants will then enjoy a walk out to the paddocks to plant pumpkins, and then to the West Barn where they will engage in wildflower arranging.