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Quabbin Harvest Food Co-op Store Front in Orange

Local Farms and Local Food: Feeding Neighbors in a Time of Need

Posted 5/28/20

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…

Summer at Skyfields Arboretum

Skyfields Arboretum

Posted 4/10/20

Take a leisurely walk around the arboretum, where signs will help you identify and learn about the native trees of our region.

The Twohey land on Phillipston's Ward Hill was one of the properties conserved as part of the 1st Quabbin Reservoir to Wachusett Mountain Project

Our Latest Landscape Scale Conservation Project

Posted 4/10/20

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.

Pollinator garden at Athol elemntary school

Let’s Plant Native!

Posted 4/10/20

Native plantings attract bird species, butterflies and other pollinators, and provide habitat and food sources for a variety of wildlife.

Sunset View Farm owners Chuck and Livvy Tarleton at their farm stand in Winchendon

Sunset View Farm: Officially a Whole Farm Forever

Posted 4/1/20

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.

Robbins Pond, in Rindge and Winchendon

Life on the Pond

Posted 4/1/20

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 wetlands

Earleacres: A Missing Piece of the Puzzle Protected

Posted 4/1/20

Earleacres is now protected in perpetuity, filling a missing piece of the puzzle for the Arthur Iversen Conservation Area.

Spring pond with Kona the dog

A Letter to the Community on Coronavirus

Posted 3/17/20

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…

Nalini's Kitchen, in Quabbin Harvest, Orange, MA

Keeping Quabbin Harvest Going

Posted 3/1/20

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…

Conservation Gifts Launch a New Decade

Posted 12/30/19

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!

Neighborhood Outreach Grant: Request For Proposals

Posted 11/13/19

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!

Building Bridges: In the Woods and in the Classroom

Posted 11/11/19

UMass students help build a bridge at Gifford Family Memorial Forest

Norcross Hill: Beauty and History in Templeton

Posted 9/9/19

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 Five-Year Farmland Inventory Now Complete

Posted 8/2/19

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 Movie Clips

Posted 7/24/19

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.

Protecting Sunset View Farm

Posted 6/27/19

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.

Celebrating Quabbin to Wachusett

Posted 10/29/18

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.

Annual Meeting Video

Posted 9/24/18

See more interviews with Mount Grace partners at the Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 20 at Chimney Hill Farm in Petersham!

Environmental Education

Posted 7/17/18

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.