About our Native Meadows
Like much of Connecticut, the land on which Grace Farms is built was formerly horse pasture made up entirely of grass. After purchasing the land, one of the Foundation’s priorities was to biologically restore and preserve the majority of its 80 acres, encouraging indigenous wildlife to return by recreating native meadows and habitats that existed on the land before the grass was planted.
In partnership with the renowned landscape architects at OLIN, Larry Weaner Landscape Associates helped select the native plants that would exist in a local meadow. These meadows have again become home to countless species of life, including over 100 species of birds, many different species of native bees, and butterflies.