Join us in April
Spring is here, and this month we’re celebrating the beauty of nature and our Earth! On Saturday, April 23, join us for the return of Earth Day at Grace Farms, with family-friendly activities celebrating the wonder of trees and encouraging us all to take part in forest conservation.
We also welcome the Co-Founders of Dudley Stephens, a responsible fashion and lifestyle brand, on Friday, April 29 to discuss their commitment to environmental stewardship, female entrepreneurship, diversity, and brand philanthropy.
Daily Visitor Experiences
Upon arrival, please visit our Welcome Center in the West Barn for information about daily programs and activities that may include activities like Imagination Playground, Bunny Book Group, and other facilitated family-friendly activities developed in partnership with our Education Team Members. You can also view our art installations, or select a self-guided activity like the Family Discovery Guide from the Arts Initiative, or the River Retreat from the Faith Initiative. Schedule a Visit
Sourcing Ethical Ingredients
Saturday, April 2 | 12:30 pm
Join Adam Thatcher, Co-Founder of Grace Farms Foods for a look into the world of ethical and sustainable sourcing. Featuring Grace Farms Foods’ line of signature cookies, coffee and teas, discover other B-Corp certified products that are also committed to ethical sourcing. Register
Books on Faith & Meaning | This Here Flesh with Cole Arthur Riley
Tuesday, April 12 | 12 pm (virtual)
In her debut book, author Cole Arthur Riley, the creator of Black Liturgies, writes about the stories of her family, what they revealed to her, and how they unlocked her spirituality. This Here Flesh: Spirituality, Liberation, and the Stories That Make Us encourages us to examine our own stories and reflect on how we can honor, lament, or heal from those stories. Register
Earth Day | The Wonder of Trees
Saturday, April 23 | 10 am
Forests play a central role in the well-being of our ecosystems. They sustain biodiversity, benefit our climate, and support human well-being. This Earth Day, join Grace Farms for a day of family-friendly activities celebrating the wonder of trees and encouraging us all to take part in forest conservation.
Activities include children’s coloring pages and art-making activities, falconry, birdwatching, spring tree walks, climate walks, forest bathing, and a conversation about the importance of living in balance with nature. Register
Impact and Innovation in Fashion | Dudley Stephens
Friday, April 29 | 10 am
Lauren Stephens and Kaki McGrath, Co-Founders of the responsible fashion and lifestyle brand Dudley Stephens, join us for a breakfast conversation about their commitment to promoting positive change through environmental stewardship, female entrepreneurship, diversity, and brand philanthropy. Learn about their sustainability story and how they are part of an innovative group of leaders reshaping the world of fashion by weaving values, vision, and a better tomorrow into their company and products. Register
In the Office with SANAA 2010 – 2015
Saturday, April 30 | 12:45pm
Enjoy a special lecture and tour by Toshihiro Oki, and learn about the evolution of SANAA’s practice leading up to the design and opening of Grace Farms, including insight into the projects that were developed at the same time as Grace Farms between 2010-2015. SANAA, an architectural firm based in Tokyo, Japan, was established in 1995 by architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, both of whom won the industry’s highest honor, the Pritzker Prize, together in 2010, shortly after they were hired by Grace Farms Foundation.
Toshihiro Oki, who established his office in New York after working several years at SANAA’s office with Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa. He will be joined by Grace Farms’ Creative Director Chelsea Thatcher. The tour will end with tea in the Pavilion. Register
Sustainable Materials Tour from Design for Freedom
Saturday, April 30 | 10:30 am
Nora Rizzo, Sustainable Materials Director at Grace Farms, will tour the SANAA-designed River building and Barns to highlight ethical and sustainable material sourcing. In buildings worldwide, glass, brick, timber, stone, and copper are vulnerable to being produced with forced labor, and this tour will offer guidance for asking questions about material sourcing as a professional or consumer. Register