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A Sustainable Future for Local Farming

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. The Pioneer Valley is home to collaborations like the Local Hero, and Forever Farmland campaigns which aim to support our farm economy right here and make local agriculture truly sustainable. 

Quabbin Conservation Investment Zone Assessment

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 Investment Zone Assessment—a detailed appraisal of opportunities for sustainable conservation investment in the North Quabbin region.

This report, which can be downloaded for free, identifies ways to leverage private investment and influence public policy for natural resource-based economic development and conservation. 

Report Urges Conservation Investment Zone Approach

Business leaders and members of conservation and community groups joined with Mount Grace, the North Quabbin Regional Landscape Partnership, Harvard Forest's Conservation Innovation Program, and the Highstead Foundation this summer to produce The Greater Quabbin Conservation Investment Zone Assessment—a detailed appraisal of opportunities for sustainable conservation investment in the Greater Quabbin region.  The report was researched and written by MassLIFT-AmeriCorps member Andrea Buglione.

Scouts Protect Whitney Memorial Forest

Brownies, Cub Scouts, and Daisies assembled at Whitney Memorial Forest in Winchendon this Spring to construct nature-inspired homes for fairies, gnomes, and other rare woodland creatures.

Walking Their Music to the People

Mabel Cronquist donated the 67-acre Hidden Valley Memorial Forest to Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust in 1996. Now, the trust has added a second level of protection to the property, offering a conservation restriction on the land to the Town of Wendell.

Mount Grace Seeks to Renew National Accreditation

Mount Grace has applied to renew its accreditation with the Land Trust Accreditation Commission—a national body that certifies whether land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting lands in perpetuity. 

Campaign for Affordable Farms

You can support Mount Grace's Campaign for Affordable Farms now with a tax-deductible gift by credit card or PayPal account by clicking below.  You do not need a PayPal account to make a one-time gift.

 

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