Sharon Prince – The Mind Behind Grace Farms

Grace Farms is a cultural institution and community center spanning across over 80 acres of serene nature, which is used to inspire thought, foster education, garner preservation, increase communication, and widen the people’s appreciation for all aspects of nature. Grace Farms are open every day of the week, and it’s free to the public, inviting visitors to engage in various programs, interact with people, encounter art, and be closer to nature. Despite being multi-faceted in what it has to offer, the surrounding at Grace Farms also play a role in the year-round natural offerings. The 80-acres constitute one of the largest areas in Fairfield County that is open to the public.

The warm seasons offer a wide range of activities, from nature explorations to catch-and-release fishing, while in the winter the focus falls on appreciating nature in different ways, such as photography and engaging with the wildlife. Grace Farms are open year-round, and people are encouraged to visit the Community Garden on the premises, which highlights the benefits of self-sustainability as well as community involvement. Grace Farms Foundation ends up donating approximately 500 pounds of fresh produce every year. There are more than 40 species of birds present at Grace Farms and, according to Sharon Prince, wildlife preservation is of great importance.

About Sharon Prince

The mind behind Grace Farms, Sharon Prince has spearheaded the vision of what it shaped out to be. In addition, she was the one who commissioned the firm SANAA to design the accompanying River building. She is the Chair and also the President of Grace Farms Foundation, which was founded in 2009, being designed to enhance the lives of individuals through arts, engagement with nature, faith, justice, and community. She noted that the idea behind Grace Farms was inspired by the land, highlighting the fact that the property inspires a sense of awe.

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