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35th Annual Meeting

Join us to celebrate the protection of farms, fields, and forests for 35 years!

Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 11am

Captain’s Farm

106 Elmwood Rd, Winchendon, MA

$35 per person (Free for children 12 and under)

Since 1986, Mount Grace has protected over 35,000 acres across North Central and Western Mass. Thousands of those acres have been protected in Winchendon, such as Murdock Farm & Dairy Bar, Fern Glenn Conservation Area, and most recently Sunset View Farm – Mount Grace’s 4th Whole Farm Forever. Help us celebrate these conservation projects as well as upcoming plans to add a trail at Whitney Memorial Forest on Benjamin Hill.

Though we have been working on climate and land justice already, we are excited to announce the increased capacity of our Climate and Land Justice program! We acknowledge the shared histories of Indigenous and Colonialists, in particular the harmful history of land theft, and are hopeful that by coming together we can find a way to move forward through our shared love of the land and make land amends. To highlight this history and path forward, Fred Freeman of the Nipmuk Cultural Preservation, Inc. will give a special keynote speech and Andre StrongBearHeart Gaines Jr. of the Nipmuc Nation with youth will perform a meaningful traditional dance that honors the land and our relationships.

Fred Freeman is a member of the Nipmuc community, current Chairperson of the Nipmuk Cultural Preservation, Inc. and a former board member of the Nipmuc Tribal Acknowledgement Project.

 

The day will feature live entertainment, delicious local food and drinks from Carr’s Catering, Red Apple Farm, and Stone Cow Brewery, and a tour of the land by Eric White.

Tickets are $35 and include lunch, a drink ticket, appetizers, and refreshments. Children 12 and under eat for free.

Program

11am Registration and Social Hour

12pm Lunch

1pm Meeting

2:15pm Walk on the land led by Eric White

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