The Elnu Abenaki Tribe forges partnerships with Mount Grace and Retreat Farm to recreate a fuller and more honest picture of the land we share and steward today.
Signs are up and a new walking trail has been blazed connecting the North Central Pathway to Winchendon’s Sunset View Farm.
The father of American nature writing, Henry David Thoreau, was in his twenties when jailed in the summer of 1846 for protesting slavery and militarism. His essay, Civil Disobedience, recounting that…
In partnership with the New England Forestry Foundation, Perkins Woodlands is officially conserved as a working forest.
Instead of closing during the COVID-19 crisis, our local producers have stepped up to the challenge of feeding our community safely. Many local farms and local co-ops in the North Quabbin region have…
Take a leisurely walk around the arboretum, where signs will help you identify and learn about the native trees of our region.
Recently, Mount Grace successfully completed the Quabbin to Wachusett initiative, protecting more than 4,000 acres across the towns nestled between the Quabbin Reservoir and Wachusett Mountain.
Native plantings attract bird species, butterflies and other pollinators, and provide habitat and food sources for a variety of wildlife.
As farmers all over New England were gearing up for a new growing season last year, we embarked on a campaign with Chuck and Livvy Tarleton to protect their beautiful Sunset View Farm.
Last April, I packed my gear into my worn-out backpack, shoved some extra batteries for the GPS unit into my jacket pocket for good measure, and headed to the Hillis property.
Earleacres is now protected in perpetuity, filling a missing piece of the puzzle for the Arthur Iversen Conservation Area.
In the face of this unknown, are we going to be our best selves, or our worst? How can we come together as a community, even as we are asked to socially distance ourselves? How can we choose not to…
What would we lose if Quabbin Harvest wasn’t there? That’s the question that brought dozens of co-op members and supporters out to a board meeting on a cold February evening to discuss what it would…
Mount Grace celebrates Earleacres, the newest addition to our 565-acre Arthur Iversen Conservation Area, and the permanent protection of Robbins Pond, in Winchendon and Rindge!
Mount Grace is partnering with DCR and UMass to offer grants in support of neighborhood-based outreach to forest landowners this winter. See the full request for proposals at this link!
Mount Grace is grateful to have played a part in turning the long held dream of protecting Templeton's Norcross Hill Fernald Corporation land into a reality.
Mount Grace’s Farmland Inventory has assembled a detailed picture of farming in our region. New inventories in Gardner, Westminster, Hubbardston, and Ashburnham complete the five-year project.
Mount Grace videos tell the story of partnerships to protect farms and forests in our twenty-three towns. Watch all ten short clips or see the movie What The Land Is on our Vimeo page.
Mount Grace has completed the fundraising needed to permanently protect Winchendon's Sunset View Farm--keeping the farm a whole farm forever in partnership with farmers Chuck and Livvy Tarleton.
The 2018 Annual Meeting at Chimney Hill Farm in Petersham celebrated the Quabbin to Wachusett and Quabbin Heritage Projects, which have now protected more than 4,100 acres of land.
See more interviews with Mount Grace partners at the Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 20 at Chimney Hill Farm in Petersham!
Mount Grace offers multiple educational programs to provide students with more environmental knowledge and better access to the outdoors. Contact our education team about programming for your school.
Mount Grace's 14-minute movie, What The Land Is, features recent conservation partnerships with local families and farms. You can watch the shorter individual scenes here. You can also support Mount…
“Kids discover things outside. You don’t need playgrounds. You need woods, so they can climb trees, splash in puddles, and look at anthills.” Rise Richardson
Mount Grace’s new legacy program can help you find a planned gift that’s right for you—making it possible for you to support the land you care about in perpetuity.
“The people who protect land don’t do it to get rich or famous. They do it because they think it’s right, and I like that.”--Jason Hakkila
Cindy Coppolino and her brother Kevin Schlicke helped their father's dream come true by protecting the family's land as the newest addition to the Phillipston Town Forest.
Ryan and Sarah Voiland and Mount Grace thank the hundreds of supporters who contributed to the Red Fire Farm Whole Farm Forever Campaign!
After bringing an abandoned farm back to life as part of the back to the land movement, farmers Dan and Nina Keller have permanently protected their Wendell farm through the Mormon Hollow Project.
What started as a meeting of neighbors in a barn has become a landscape-scale conservation project for a group of families in the Mormon Hollow neighborhood of Wendell and Montague.
"I'm so happy to have been part of the Mormon Hollow project, protecting the woods is something I've wanted to do since I bought the land."--Kristina Stinson
Chef Craig Twohey describes the process of protecting his 49 acres in Phillipston as “a lot like marinating a steak. You’ve got to take the time to let it sit until it’s ready.”
What started as a meeting of neighbors in a barn at Diemand Farm is now an enormous farm conservation project involving an entire neighborhood in Wendell and Montague.