Exploring Nature Series
The Nature Initiative facilitates the stewardship of our natural world through restoration, exploration, and preservation. Grace Farms offers more than 30 weeks of multi-generational programming where the public can explore our native meadows, woods, wetlands, and ponds. Through interdisciplinary work with our Justice Initiative, the Nature Initiative’s experts also work to protect endangered species and wildlife at a local and international level.
Arts at Grace Farms demonstrates our integrative vision and a dynamic interplay between people, architecture, and landscape. We develop and present new, collaborative, and site-responsive works at the intersection of the visual, literary, and performing arts by convening artists and practitioners across disciplines to explore complex subjects through an inquiry-based approach.
The Justice Initiative disrupts modern slavery, gender-based violence, and environmental crimes by empowering local, national, and global justice systems, non-governmental agencies, and the public. Leveraging our law enforcement expertise and a unique interdisciplinary approach, we implement policy, capacity building, and awareness programs focused on eradicating these injustices.
We provide a warm, welcoming environment that fosters meaningful community among people of all ages, backgrounds, and interests. With Grace Farms as an essential platform for our work, the Community Initiative offers programmatic gathering spaces, a diverse range of self-directed recreational and social activities, and opportunities for individuals and not-for-profits to come together to foster unity, forge new relationships and ideas, and advance good in the world.
We offer opportunities for reflection and dialogue to explore the nature of flourishing life. Additionally, we host workshops that engage a variety of faith leaders and educators, including the U.S. Army Chaplains Corps, empowering them to help make a difference in their own faith communities.