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Grant to Help Neighbors Conserve Leyden's Last Dairy Farm

Posted 11/29/13

Warren Facey and Leigh Youngblood at Bree-Z-Knoll Farm, one of 11 properties involved in the 800-acre Leyden Landscape Partnership.

Walking Their Music to the People

Posted 11/29/13

Mount Grace hosted Musicians Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards at our newly-protected Hidden Valley Conservation Area for the 2013 Massachusetts Walking Tour.

Securing Free Organic Food for Local Families in Need

Posted 11/29/13

Winchendon’s Noonday Farm serves neighbors by providing free organic food to those in need and offering education programs in growing healthy food and sustainable living practices.

Report Urges Conservation Investment Zone Approach

Posted 11/29/13

Local business leaders have joined with Mount Grace and other conservation and community groups to offer a detailed assessment of opportunities for sustainable investment in the Quabbin region.

Quabbin Conservation Investment Zone Assessment

Posted 11/29/13

Business leaders and members of conservation and community groups joined with Harvard Forest, the Highstead Foundation, and Mount Grace this summer to produce The Greater Quabbin Conservation…

A Sustainable Future for Local Farming

Posted 11/29/13

Buy local food initiatives have taken hold across the nation. Urban, suburban and rural communities alike are responding to the option of securing access to fresher, tastier and more nutritious food.…

Sustainable Forestry at the Arthur Iversen Conservation Area

Posted 11/29/13

Mount Grace will be conducting a sustainable timber harvest, accompanied by forestry tours, this winter at our Arthur Iversen Conservation Area in Warwick.

Campaign for Affordable Farms Reaches $400,000 Goal

Posted 11/29/13

“Thanks to the support of more than 400 donors, Red Fire Farm will become a permanently affordable whole farm providing fresh, healthy produce forever.”

Landscape Conservation: Rare Wetland Protected in Winchendon

Posted 11/29/13

On the Friday before Christmas 2009, Victoria Shaw signed the deed for a land protection deal to conserve 104 acres of her land, including an extremely rare wetland in Winchendon.

Common Ground: Volunteers Needed to "Adopt" Tully Trail

Posted 11/29/13

As one of the original partners in the foundation of the Tully Trail, Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust is now seeking groups of volunteers to adopt short sections of the trail.

Stewardship: Habitat Improvement at Fox Valley

Posted 11/29/13

Mount Grace has been granted funding from the US Department of Agriculture's Natural Resource Conservation Service to improve wildlife habitat at Fox Valley Conservation Area in Phillipston.

Common Ground: Girl Scouts Volunteer at Fox Valley

Posted 11/29/13

Twelve Scouts from Phillipston, two troop leaders, two volunteers, and I met at Fox Valley. It was a cold morning and it had snowed during the week (By Kate Marquis)

Conservation Moves Forward at Thousand Acre Swamp

Posted 11/29/13

“Working in Thousand Acre Swamp was a rich experience in observing wildlife sign. After surveying the area, there was no doubt as to its importance as a wetlands resource to wildlife.” Paul Rezendes

Farm Conservation: Red Fire Farm Comes to Montague’s Blue Meadow

Posted 11/29/13

"This is quite possibly a once in a lifetime chance to secure some of the best vegetable farm land in the world."--Red Fire Farm's Ryan Voiland

Community Conservation: Another Side of Davenport Pond

Posted 11/29/13

Mount Grace Project Manager Paul Daniello first met Aleza Beauvais and Soren Rono in April, 2009, at a North Quabbin Regional Landscape Partnership landowner outreach meeting in Phillipston

MassLIFT-AmeriCorps: MassLIFT Program Begins

Posted 11/29/13

MassLIFT is based on the Common Ground program originally created by Mount Grace and Commonwealth Corps. The partner trusts recruit AmeriCorps volunteers for four positions, each with its own goals: