Grace Farms is 80 acres of natural beauty in New Canaan, CT. Open to the public with no admission charge, it provides opportunities to enjoy the land, environment, and wildlife native to this part of New England.
There are various programs offered depending on the season and weather. In the Summer, there are fishing, long hikes, and outdoor games. Fall brings some of the best foliage in the U.S. There are group tours and lots of photography. When Winter comes, the snow cover creates beautiful vistas for birdwatching and tracking animals. Lectures and art programs are available all year round.
Sharon Prince Grace Farms was founded to restore the native wild meadows and trees, thus attracting and saving wildlife. Local bees, insects, birds, and butterflies make their home there. Kestral Falcons were on Connecticut’s list of endangered species, but they have had a resurgence in the habitat provided by the farm, and are no longer considered endangered.
A large community garden is used to grow food served at the farm and to donate to local families in need. The garden series program teaches visitors how to start their own organic garden. It teaches various gardening techniques, from caring for fruit trees to planting vegetables.
Earth Day is celebrated with activities designed to inform the public about preserving and caring for the environment. Bird walks, bird of prey demonstrations, and pollination discussions are the projects of the day.
Sharon Price is the founder of Grace Farms. Started in 2009, her nonprofit Foundation works to improve people’s lives by involving them in the natural world, fair treatment for everyone, and the arts. They have received many awards for their achievements in protecting the environment, sustainable buildings, and the common good.
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